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Nyborg Slot, Nyborg

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Nyborg Slot is a restored medieval castle in Nyborg on the Danish island of Funen. The castle figures prominently in Danish history. It was here that King Erik Klipping signed Denmark's first constitution in 1282 and was the venue for the Danehof, the country's first parliament.HistoryEstablished around 1170, the moated castle was originally square-shaped with corner towers connected by a curtain wall. A residential building (palatium) was constructed next to the west wall in the mid-13th century and a strong defensive tower was built on the east wall. It was here that Erik Klipping signed Denmark's first constitution in 1282. Until 1413, the palatium was the main venue for the Danehof or medieval parliament. Christian III, who frequently stayed in the building, created a new banqueting hall and a tower in the 1540s. Under Christian IV, additional work was performed by the Italian architect Domenicus Badiaz in 1607 when the main tower (Knudstårnet) received a spire similar to that of Copenhagen's Blåtårn. The castle was seriously damaged during the Dano-Swedish War (1657–58). Thereafter, most of the buildings were torn down, the stone being used from 1722 for the construction of Odense Palace. The buildings still standing were used to store grain or gunpowder. The castle was restored from 1917 to 1923 by Mogens Clemmensen. It then became a museum.
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  • Nyborg Castle closes soon. However, there is a very nice, exciting exhibition right at the moment. There will be also held Castle concerts from the middle of July every Sunday. Com Finally, the Castle has a very fine argustik and the next three years in which the Palace is under reconstruction and extension to the concerts are held in a different location in Nyborg.
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  • Little castle that does not mine. A few beautiful rooms inside. Especially small walk around the Castle following the water, it is nice especially if you are lucky enough to have good weather. ...
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  • Nyborg Castle has played a major role in Denmark's history. The Castle and its surroundings is an overlooked gem and a great work. You can fret about it always just a run around this exciting old town. Entre price is just at the high end.
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