Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

19th August 2015
Castle in Malbork
Last year we visited this fantastic castle but this year we only took some photos.
This 13th-century fortified monastery belonging to the Teutonic Order was substantially enlarged and embellished after 1309, when the seat of the Grand Master moved here from Venice. A particularly fine example of a medieval brick castle, it later fell into decay, but was meticulously restored in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the conservation techniques now accepted as standard were evolved here. Following severe damage in the Second World War it was once again restored, using the detailed documentation prepared by earlier conservators.





15 comments:

  1. Isn't that good it was restored...

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  2. This is where my Dad grew up. I visited Malbork - or Marienburg as it was called for centuries - in 1994. The castle is truly impressive, and they did a fine job to restore it to its old beauty.

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    1. Wow , what a surprise Malbork is a nice town.. in great location

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  3. It is good that the castle has been restored and be put to good use.

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    1. The castle is very impressive inside

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  4. The Castle of Malbork certainly has a long history but during WW2 of the German
    occupation it's history before it was bombed could have a weird to insane period.
    SS Reichfuhrer Himmler and his top looney lieutenants and henchmen liked playing in the old Teutonic fantasy-land - silly things like playing - "King Arthur and his nights of the Round Table etc."
    Thus this Castle just may have been used for these looney going ons???
    Thus the attempt at bombing obliteration by the Allies as it may have been a Nazi
    stronghold of the SS???
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin the castle inside is really fantastic and the architecture great.

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  5. It must be a fascinating place to tour!

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  6. yes it is the ticket is 40 dollars

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