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.


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.