Nordic Battle Days 2018

Tid: September 8. and 9.
Sted: The rampart area around Nyborg Castle

Feel the genuine, unadulterated medieval atmosphere in the authentic setting at one of the most significant fortresses from Denmark’s medieval history.

In Nyborg we recreate the medieval court’s magnificence and vivid colours on a scale that hasn’t been seen since the Middle Ages. Come and enjoy the feel of the town as it would have been during a royal visit, when the court and all of its followers gathered in Nyborg to hold the parliament. Nordic Battle Days and the King’s Harvest Market put sights, sounds, smells and taste into history. Together they bring Nyborg’s royal past back to life.

Experience the reenactment of a medieval battle

Nordic Battle Days is an annual forum for research, teaching and training in medieval fighting techniques. The warriors clash together in a rain of arrows and to the sound of medieval cannons. There are archery contests, knights in an obstacle course, and market stalls in the authentic setting around Nyborg Castle, which is being reconstructed. We will recreate a medieval battle on The Green, where knights gather and carry out a stupendous battle, defending the castle, that is besieged with cannons.

Ever since Nyborg Castle was built in the 1100’s, and right up until modern times, it has been a militarily strategic and important installation. Here the king met with the great men of the realm to plan how the country should be ruled. When the nobles and the king met, they brought knights and pages with them as followers, who trained and entertained with their weaponcraft and war games. These prepared them for the colossal battles of the Middle Ages.

Meet the world of the knights, where you can try on a suit of armour or hear a knight tell tales of medieval warfare.



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.