The Changeable Castle

Tid: 2017
Sted: Nyborg Castle

From Danehof Parliament to Royal Residence Town - Nyborg Castle and Town Rediscovered

History only exists if it is recounted. Nyborg Castle is Denmark’s oldest existing royal fortress, and along with the town of Nyborg, it comprises a mostly forgotten and hidden chapter in Danish history. Like a sunken Atlantis, both the castle and its story is being brought back into the light. 

After six years of historical, archival and not the least, archaeological investigations about and around Nyborg Castle, we have changed people’s view of the castle and its history, both in the past, the present and the future. It has grown larger and more significant than we had imagined. In the same way, the connection between the castle and the town has been completely reinterpreted. The results have been amazing and surprising.

The exhibition “The Changeable Castle” tells the dramatic story of the castle as well as the surprising new knowledge about its building history and about the tie-in between the castle and the town, in light of the last 6 years’ archaeological excavations.


Theory: The founder of Nyborg Castle died in the Crusades
18. June 2018
Nyborg Castle

Knud Prislavsen, who established Nyborg Castle, may have been the military commander who led a might navy on a crusade to the Holy Land, and met his fate there.

Nyborg Castle was once painted red
15. June 2018
Nyborg Castle

Nyborg Castle has changed its appearance several times since it was built in 1200 AD. New archaeological finds show that it was painted red at one time.

New life for the garrison building on the palace ground
26. March 2018
Nyborg Castle

A fine, new view has opened up of the Royal Palace at Nyborg Castle, while materials from the yellow building are on their way to finding new uses.

The story must be told
26. March 2018
Nyborg Castle

Twenty-two volunteer guides will contribute to telling the story about the castle project, while construction is underway.