The celebration of the Danehof in Nyborg is based on an 800-year-old tradition. From the mid-13th century, the Danish parliament would assemble at Nyborg Castle for what, from the 14th century, became known as the Danehof. Several important events took place at Nyborg’s Danehof: selecting heirs to the throne, adopting treaties, convicting the assassins of a king and so much more, which had an impact on the nature of Denmark today.
But the Danehof was not merely a serious affair. When the Danehof was in Nyborg, the town was rushed off its feet. All the most powerful men in the realm were now gathered here and needed to be accommodated, served and entertained.