The castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork (Ordensburg Marienburg in German)
dates back to the end of the 13th century, when a fortified monastery belonging to the Teutonic Order was substantially enlarged. The castle was used by the Teutonic Knights as their headquarter to control and rule their northern Baltic territories. The castle is located in Malbork in northern Poland, about 50km southeast of Gdansk and is the largest castle in the world with an area of 143591 m². The castle is completely built in brick Gothic style. It was completely restored after being substantially destroyed in World War II.
Malbork castle is a major tourist attraction in northern Poland. The interior is well preserved and includes a number of rooms with a characteristic central pillar structure. The castle has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.
How to get to the Malbork castle
Malbork can be easily reached by car or by train.
There are many hotels in and near Malbork, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.