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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  • August 17, 2017
    Cute and nothing more. It is historic but gave me the impression of being somewhat neglected. A couple of signs, in Danish only, with some sparse information. Nice garden around.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The history of the slot is important, but the visit is a disappointment. The rooms are quite empty, but the history is shown on large posters on the wall. The basement is closed but the attic is open ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Nyborg Castle is built in red brick in two steps from the city center, it dates back to the XII century. It can be visited for its monumental structure.
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