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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 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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  • The old part of Nyborg is very charming and the "Slot" is clearly the highlight. Couldn't enter this dame as it is currently being renovated.  more »
  • My wife I had spent four nights in Copenhagen, taking in all the usual sights including the amazing castles/palaces in and north of town...then drove down to Fyn for three days, based in Svendborg for...  more »
  • Although plain from the outside, the inside is where the interest is. As it was home to the first Danish parliament, there is a lot of history attached to it. Over the last six years a lot of work has...  more »