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.
Wow! Nyborg Castle will look like this!
20. November 2017
A 22 m. (72’) high watch tower will again rise above Nyborg Castle. From the watch tower, visitors will be able to see the Great Belt, and the brick walls will glow after dark! On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the approved project description for restoring and expanding Nyborg Castle was presented in the Great Hall of the castle.
Nyborg Castle will reopen in 2020
6. November 2017
At the end of the 2017 season, Nyborg Castle will close for extensive renovations and expansion. In 2020, the castle will open again as a recreated 4-sided castle, with new exhibition possibilities.
Battle Days with a Nordic Profile
26. September 2017
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
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.