Established in the 13th century around Nyborg Castle, Nyborg served as Denmark’s first capital. It lies at one end of the Great Belt Bridge, which is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Nyborg is home to an impressive cultural history museum and a wide sandy beach where you can swim and sunbathe in the warmer months.
Things to do in Nyborg
Occupying a magnificent Renaissance building in the city centre is the Borgmestergården Museum, which showcases the cultural history of the region. In addition to furniture from the 15th and 16th centuries and antique artisan tools, it features a recreated watchmaker’s studio, a school room and a pharmacy. After your visit, you can relax with a refreshment in the on-site cafe.
One of Nyborg’s most prominent landmarks is its 800-year-old castle, which comprises beautifully restored halls and exhibitions that bring the local history to life. It was here that Denmark’s first constitution was signed by King Eric V Klipping in 1282 and where the country’s first parliament, the Danehof, sat. Magnificent views of the Nyborg Castle are on offer from its surrounding ramparts.
For a day at the beach, head to Fyns Badestrand, a wide stretch of sand laid out when the Great Belt Bridge was built to connect Funen with Zealand. It’s located just a stone’s throw from the Sct. Knuds Golfklub, an 18-hole course that boasts “the most beautiful hole in Denmark” on its 16th.
Getting around Nyborg
Nyborg is a 30-minute drive from Odense and 1.5 hours from Copenhagen and Copenhagen Airport. Regular trains connect from the Danish capital to the Nyborg railway station and buses travel throughout the city. The centre of Nyborg is compact enough to explore on foot.