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.

News

Battle Days with a Nordic Profile
26. September 2017
Nyborg Castle

The annual Battle Days in Nyborg will henceforth be called Nordic Battle Days, and the castle scene for the great battle will be expanded.

Medieval barrel well excavated in the palace square
26. September 2017
Nyborg Castle

After two medieval barrels have been unearthed in the dig in the palace square at Nyborg Castle, the king’s food cupboard can be recreated with original artefacts as its starting point.

New teaching tools will create new impressions and insights
26. September 2017
Nyborg Castle

Moesgaard Museum’s exhibition team will create big experiences for the public at the new Nyborg Castle.

The Knights have Departed and Danehof is Over
26. September 2017
Nyborg Castle

Almost by a medieval miracle, there was no rain during the Danehof-weekend. The weather reports had looked just as murderous as the knights’ clubs do during battles on the jousting ground. Rain had slashed down all week, and only through a huge effort on the part of the volunteers was the jousting ground ready for the knights on Saturday morning. But then it cleared up, and Danehof 2017 could begin.