When we say Malbork - we think Teutonic Castle. And no wonder, because this gigantic medieval fortress is the most crowded tourist attraction in the whole region! There are other interesting monuments in Malbork besides the castle, some even from the Middle Ages: Old Town Hall, Church of St. John the Baptist, defensive walls, Jerusalem Hospital, the Gate of the Holy Spirit, St Mary's Gate. You can also go back in time millions of years and see life-size dinosaurs in Dinopark. The Nogat River offers opportunities for tourism and water sports.
You can reach Malbork by car, train, bus or, for example, by a yacht. There is quite a large marina north of the city center on the right bank of the Nogat River. You can see more information about the Nogat cruise in the gallery: Żuławy Loop.
The Teutonic castle in Malbork is on the right bank of the Nogat. The river is over a hundred meters wide.
The size of the castle and its strategic position is clearly visible above. But beware, because Malbork is located in the MCTR zone (military airport control zone) and to admire the city from a bird's eye view, you must ask for a permit to fly. All you have to do is call the airport tower and ask - the army usually doesn't have any problems.
The Old Town in Malbork burned down at the beginning of the 20th century. The city was destroyed in 80% during the Second World War. After the war, bricks from Malbork's old town were used to rebuild Warsaw. Currently, on the site of the Old Town, there is an estate of four-story blocks. Today, we can see only a few Gothic monuments: the parish church, town hall, fragments of defensive walls and two city gates.
The Castle Museum in Malbork is located in the Teutonic Knights castle. The museum has over 40,000 exhibits: military, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, arts and crafts and a large collection of amber.
A panorama of the city with a view of the Śródmieście district, Primary School No. 9, Secondary School Complex No. 4 and a sugar factory.
The Gothic Church of St. John the Baptist from the second half of the 14th century. In the temple, you can see several Gothic works of art: a baptismal font from the 14th century, a crucifix from the 15th century, a stone statue of Saint Elizabeth of Turin and a figure of Saint John the Evangelist.
The Teutonic Castle in Malbork (Ordensburg Marienburg) was built by the Teutonic Order. It was built from 1280 to the mid-15th century. In 1309, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Siegfried von Feuchtwangen, moved here and Malbork became the capital of the Teutonic Knights. The castle was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
Malbork by night - view of the Saint Wojciech Bridge and the castle from the marina - U Flisaka.
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