Welcome to Nyord

Welcome to Nyord

When you arrive at Nyord from Ulvshale on Møn on a clear day, the first thing you are struck by is the incredible wide open spaces, the everlasting stretch of meadows and sky. The meadows are Nyord’s main attraction and the home and resting place for thousands of birds. Just  halfway through the meadows, you can enter the bird tower and enjoy the magnificent view. A kilometre further in, after arriving at the island's highlands, you turn and reach the nature centre Hyldevang. From here, you can at the vantage point also get a breathtaking view across the meadows. Hyldevang offers good parking conditions, a playground, fireplace and shelters.

A small exhibition about Nyord is also available. Don’t miss the idyllic and romantic stroll from Hyldevang into Nyord town via the old dirt road. It only takes 5 minutes and provides an unforgettable experience for life. Here, you get the closest to Nyord’s nature. People who can’t make the walk and visitors to the church can use the small car park at the town. In addition, Restaurant Lollesgaard has a parking area for their guests. Access to this can be found just after the entrance to Nature Centre Hyldevang.

The ‘Røret’ mail boat

It was a great day of celebration when the ‘Røret’ mail boat on Friday September 2nd 2011 - after more than 30 years – docked again at Stege harbour.

A whole parade of historic ships, including the Møn ferry, accompanied the mail boat to Stege where the pier was filled with people and music. Skipper on board was Jørgen Jansen, board member of the Association of Friends of the Røret mail boat and the son of the last mail boat skipper, Magnus Jansen.

The mail boat functioned as such on a regular post route between Stege and Nyord in the years 1902-1968.

Nyord town

The town is conveniently positioned, in a compact structure. From the sea, you can see the many roofs rising almost parallel above each other. Landwards, the buildings form a clean edge against the farmland.

The closed urban form is due to the semi-circle of farms, located at the edge of the village. Another key feature is the relationship between the town, the harbour and the beach.

The harbour area, which formerly constituted a sort of combined dumping ground and staking place for fishing nets, is today a well-kept and attractive area. Numerous fences and hedges make Nyord town appear very lush and green.

The bird watch tower at Nyord

Bird watch tower in two levels (open and covered) and a platform with wheelchair access. Car park with benches and information leaflets all year round. Bird-watching is possible under cover or, in good weather, on the top floor with views of sky and horizon. The bird tower at Nyord is considered one of Denmark's top three bird watch towers.

Approximately 20 species of wading birds, ducks, gulls and terns breed in the reserve, several with good populations.
Nyord meadows is one of the last areas in eastern Denmark, where you can still experience black-tailed godwit breeding and in some years ruff and dunlin, too.

Shortly about Nyord’s history

Over the years, the village has been ravaged by two major fires. In 1763, 15 houses and farms burned even though a group of farms in the town’s northeast corner was spared. A fire in 1845 ravaged the northwestern part of the town. Here, the farmsteads were built up mostly as they were before, but this time more solid and with greater building depths than the oldest farms.

Therefore, the farms can be divided into three groups according to age and grade: the oldest group to the northeast from before 1800's, which is characterized by the low, narrow wings; the youngest group to the northwest and southerly a collection of old farms, partly rebuilt.