Ride your two wheeler to the Reformation

Tid: All of 2017
Sted: Eastern Funen

Ride to explore the picturesque landscape of eastern Funen and get fantastic insight into history in a fun and healthy way. 

In 2017 we mark 500 years since the munk called Martin Luther started the Reformation in Germany. This had repercussions - even in eastern Funen, where the royal residence at Nyborg was in the centre of dramatic events.
Ride with the Museums of Eastern Funen around to experience the Reformation on eastern Funen, and enjoy the rolling and lovely landscapes of our two Reformation bike routes. You’ll see everything from holy, Catholic relics in village churches to magnificent manour houses to the centre of royal power in Nyborg - the first Danish Reformation capital - with Nyborg Castle as the focal point for King Christian III’s new Protestant kingdom.
The Museums of Eastern Funen has published special maps with the bike routes and an historical description of all the points on the map. GPS-coordinates are given, so it will be easy to find your way.

- Download route maps in English
At the Tourist Bureau on the square in Nyborg you can get the printed maps free of charge.

News

Battle Days with a Nordic Profile
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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
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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
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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.