Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Malbork it means worth visiting!!!

5 th August 2014

The small town of Malbork some 60km south of Gdańsk on the main railway line between Warsaw and the coast offers visitors not only the world's biggest brick castle, but a number of other poignant and occasionally bizarre sights and sensations to boot.


Malbork Castle is one of the country’s most impressive historical sites and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Ongoing renovation are returning more of the castle to its original look and it is quite easy to spend a whole day here discovering each of the castles, viewing the various permanent and temporary exhibitions and relaxing in the grounds or one of the two on-site restaurants. A visit to the castle can be extremely rewarding but note that it involves a lot of walking and there are a number of narrow staircases which need to be negotiated. In addition to surplus of energy remember to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a bottle of water, particularly on hot summer days.
Castle lies on Nogat River







Made up of three distinctly different ensembles known as the High Castle, Middle Castle and Outer Bailey and surrounded by a vast dry moat, the most impressive sights all lie within the High Castle, the Brethren Knights’ original monastery, and the Middle Castle which served as the centre of the Teutonic Knights’ political activity. Among the jaw-droppingly awesome collection of buildings, impossible to miss are the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Masters, the original residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.








The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and, on its completion in 1406, was the world's largest brick castle.[3]UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and the Malbork Castle Museum as the World Heritage Sitein December 1997.[4] It is one of two World Heritage Sites in the region with origins in the Teutonic Order.

Malbork Castle remains the largest brick building in Europe.

Thanks for visiting.

8 comments:

  1. That would take sometime to view it...looks interesting.

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    1. If want to see all building 5 hours but in one part there is a museum.

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  2. It looks huge and very interesting. I enjoyed the photo of your daughter and husband. It's nice that your daughter is interested in touring with Mom and
    Dad.

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    1. My daughter loves travelling with us.But she is 15 so she can't stay alone and she loves her friends but she doesn't like summer camps on her own. She prefers comfortable lifestyle on her vacations.

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  3. gorgeous! love the clouds. took me a bit to find you through google + ... that things is wild. but i saw your bloggy address ... & hopped on over. have a great day! ( :

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    1. The weather was nice but cloudy. Too hot for sightseeing.

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