The easternmost town on the island of Fyn or Funen anchors the much traveled Storebaelt Bridge at its western point. This 700-year-old town is often overlooked for neighboring Odense, just 21 miles west. It's worth spending a few hours exploring the 1540 Old Torvet market square, once the site of 16th-century royal games, the ancient 1170 Nyborg Castle, venerable houses and the oldest open air theater in the country, Voldspil Nyborg. The theater hosts musicals and operettas on on the castle ramparts.
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At Nyborg Castle you can visit the halls where the Danish king in the Middle Ages called the Parliament (Danehof) together. Representatives from the whole country gathered here to make big decisions about Denmark's future - and to hold extravagant feasts and thrilling jousting tournaments.
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 the duration.
The drive to Nyborg was pretty along the coast. The signage in Nyborg was a bit lacking, glad we had our GPS to guide us. When we arrived, it was a short trek around the building to find the ticket sales area and gift shop, and then a very short walk up the stairs into the Slot.
There are basically three floors available for touring, most of which are bare bones re-creations of what was once a remarkable edifice. The sense of history of palpable, including the 200 years during which the Danish Parliament met here...along with dreadful stories of the seemingly rather sadistic Christian II, and the two centuries of warring with Sweden. There are very helpful plaques on the wall offering details on all of this, most with English versions, thank goodness for us.
There are rather steep stairs between the first and second floors...and a particularly steep and narrow set of stairs to the attic, which looked quite dangerous, i.e. basically a central wooden plank bordered by multiple places a careless person could fall, nothing otherwise to see aside from the construction of the roof, underside view.
We did not bother with the basement, there evidently was a set of stairs leading to that as well, but we never saw them, and the pleasant ladies in the ticket sales area did not seem to be able to speak enough English to explain to us.
So, we did give Nyborg Slot credit for having survived 800 years, walls with stories to tell, but disappointing in absence of more than some remaining pieces of wall tiles, pottery, etc.in display cases. Not many interior photo ops here!
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We travelled across the bridge in a westerly direction from Copenhagen on a Friday afternoon approaching summer. Multiple toll lanes for electronic tags, cards and cash. No delays and very quick process with credit card. The bridge is huge and while no where beside the bridge itself to stop and admire it, it is a great sight to take in while driving. Made the journey west most efficient and a good option, even at DKK235.
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This church is free, very light, and has a lot of interesting historical tidbits. The information about the noblemens' tributes was very interesting and we have seen similar things in other churches in Denmark.
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I rented the entire castle a few years ago for a private castle. The service here is excellent, the owner takes very good care of you and her suggestions are perfect.
You can rent this castle with its 25 beautiful bedrooms and there is no better place for a private party, a wedding or just any excuse you can find will do.
So it's not really an attraction, its more an event place you can rent. They work together with Thomas Pasfal who is a great danish chef with strong roots in the island of Fyn.
My event was actually in back in 2009, but I had to share my experience.
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So many beautiful plants and flowers.. And always good advise from staff. Always something new and trendy !
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The oldest part of the Mayor's Yard (Borgmestergården) is from 1601. The building and its additions house the historical museum in Nyborg. In the cobblestoned courtyard, you will see fine examples of old fire trucks, and the entrance to the smithy is also here. You can eat your bag lunch in the courtyard, too, on the tables and benches there.
It's places like this that have been preserved to allow you to step back in time and appreciate local history of a time long ago that has since past. I spent a couple of hours walking through this place amazed at what I saw and how people of long ago once lived. Looking over this museum, one would think that we could still use these things of the past in our daily lives today. Our ancestors were a tough breed. My guess is that many people of today couldn't live under these circumstances if they had to after living a life of modern technology. Thank you to those that keep history a live and well.
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Jeg ved ikke, hvor ofte jeg har besøgt Magelund Voldsted enten med elever eller privat. Ved et af naturens luner blev det muligt at anlægge en godt beskyttet middelalderborg i dette område. En høj bakke og en mindre å i bunden af bakken, gjorde det muligt ved hjælp af en dæmning at skabe en stor beskyttende kunstig sø, som kunne nå et godt stykke rundt om borgbakken. Der lå Magelund Voldsted så i 11 hundredetallet, som et uindtageligt næs og var det synlige bevis på kongemagten. Hele området er i dag tilgængeligt for publikum, og i de omliggende skove er det muligt at gå lange ture ad afmærkede stier. Lykkesholm Slot ligger på en af ruterne, og det var her H.C.Andersen efter sigende skrev Den Grimme Ælling. Måske bare en god historie men når man ser Lykkesholm fra den højere beliggende vej, kan ens forestillingsevne sagtens producere en sådan tanke. På ruten forbi slottet og gennem skoven vil man få mulighed for at se Ørbæk Ås udspring. De mange kilder i området har også været grobund for vandmøller, som der kan ses rester af på ruten
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