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“A Renovation In Progress”
Review of Nyborg Slot

Nyborg Slot
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Nyborg
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Owner description: 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.
Jacksonville, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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“A Renovation In Progress”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

I don't quite know how I felt about Nyborg Slot. Certainly it is not as impressive as one would hope, especially against some of the other castles in Denmark. What it does offer is the vivid history associated with the area. The conflicts between the Danes and Swedes playing an important part as well as the political intrigue for power. Maybe it is best summed up by saying that Nyborg Slot offers a rich lesson in history, to those that can look beyond the castle itself. Still a worthwhile stop to make. I would personally give it a "Good" rating.

Visited June 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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“middle age setting”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I happened to be in Nyborg on the week end of the DanehofnFair (first week end of July) and it was really great. I

Visited July 2014
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Fallbrook, California
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“Good and getting better”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Castle is getting some renovation. The information is mostly in English. The surrounding area is very nice. The Castle has a tremendous history. Well worth the stop.

Visited June 2014
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Sioux Falls
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86 reviews
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“Expensive Admission”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Nyborg Slot is very historical but there is not a lot left of the original and the price of admission was quite high. In fairness, the price did also include the local museum but we weren't interested in seeing it. We ended up walking around the Slot instead of actually entering what appeared to be only a great hall.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Historic Humble Battlefield, Rare Glimse into Scandinavian History (Free)”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

The most important reason for us to visit is not the castle, but to walk along the mout and the river about 2 km's north of the castle where the major battle between the Danes and the Swedes took place in 1659. This is for real history buffs who likes to walk real battle fields.

The Swedish army occupying the Nyborg castle apparently saw they couldnt defend it and choose to establish their defence north of the town over a long grass ridge. There in that field on November 14, 1659 about 19,000 soldiers were positioned against each other in the middle of a cornfield. The field is still there as it was at the time, and you can walk around and get a feeling of how it must have been for the soldiers. It is a humbling experience. The Swedish army apparently lost over 3,000 soldiers in this field. The battle was one of 12 over a 3 year period and resulted in Denmark giving Skane and Blekinge back to Sweden in return for a peacetreaty.
Follow the trail from the castle north, and cross the mainroad, through the forest before coming to the large field. Easy level walk, abt 1 mile, and it is free. If you drive the old country road (not the motorway) from Nyborg to Odense you will pass in the middle of this field.

Here is a picture...http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaget_ved_Nyborg

Visited June 2012
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