If you visiting Northern Poland take time to visit Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, declared the Largest in the World (by surface) .
HISTORY IN BRIEF:
The Castle is located on the hill overlooking the Nogat River in Malbork and was constructed by Knights of the cross in the XII and XIV century. It is one of the biggest gothic castles in Europe.
It was built by medieval knights during the Baltic Crusades and it’s mission was to convert pagans to Christianity in Prussia and Lithuania. Of course over the years it purpose changes many times: it has been a military fortress, a residential palace before finally become a historic monument.
In 1945, when Poles took control of Malbork the Castle was very much damaged during the last stage of World War II, but with time, it was able to rise from the ruins.
TIPS & FACTS:
- You can join the group with the guide or choose and option with audio guide which is fantastic – with many languages available.
- UNESCO designated the ‘Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork’ and the Malbork Castle Museum as the World Heritage Site in 1997.
- Trains to Malbork are available from many Polish cities.
- Couple of very good restaurants around and in the castle for your convenience.
- The three parts of the castle: low castle, medium castle and high castle.
- To find out more visit their WEBSITE
You can also view the below video to find out more:
Images taken by patrycja @ travel opulent box