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Nyborg Slot, Nyborg
(3.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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 Castle. 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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  • It was great to visit Denmark's oldest medieval castle (år1200). Excellent exhibitions of armour, the King's fadebur in the basement. Exciting to experience the Interior of the Castle, which definitely was accrued to the middle ages. Nice experience. We were also there again to medieval Event outdoors with stalls and buskers div. scenarios. Very fun and exciting for all ages. Good luck, it may be recommended)
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  • Nyborg Castle is a great, historical place that location. Here reeks of history-and around the castle is the most beautiful nature. Definitely worth a visit-and a unique location whose beautiful photographs are to be taken.
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  • The castle is as exciting because of its significance for Denmark's story, but we think the USD 60/person entrance fee maybe just over the edge of a visit that is difficult to get to last more than 1 hour.
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