Nyborg is a city that used to be the seat of kings and the capital of Denmark. There is a medieval castle here, as well as the remains of a mighty fortress, preserved in very good condition.
The city was founded at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries by the castle. It is mentioned already in the 11th century, and stands on the site of the former Viking settlement, which functioned at least 300 years earlier. Nybork is considered to be the first capital of Denmark, it also played this role for several dozen years in the 17th century. In the 13th and 14th centuries the Danish parliament met here, and in 1282 the Danish constitution was written at the local castle.
The most important memento of Nyborg's former importance and its greatest attraction is Nyborg Castle. It is a former royal residence, located within the fortress erected in later centuries. Its buildings include, among others the medieval half-timbered house of Borgmestergården. The castle houses a museum.
The fortress is surrounded by the later fortifications of the Nyborg Fortress, to which the Land Gate leads. The Nyborg Water Tower stands on the preserved embankments. The 17th century bastions are also in perfect condition.
On the outskirts of Nyborg is the Renaissance Castle Holckenhavn surrounded by a large park. It is now used for various celebrations and rented out for events. Visitors can explore the vast green areas that surround it. Other sights in the city include the Gothic Church of Our Lady and the Dyrehave Windmill.
Nyborg is situated on the Great Belt Strait, next to the Storebæltsbroen Bridge which connects Funen with Zealand. It is surrounded by sandy beaches, such as Fyns Badestrand Beach, which fill up in summer. There is also the Dyvig marina, where tourist boats and yachts are moored.