Malbork Castle is a fortified monastery that was built in the 13th century. It was designed for the Teutonic Order, after the seat of the Grand Master moved to Poland from Venice. It is now under the highest level of legal protection.
This medieval brick castle was restored in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It provides us with perfect evidence of philosophical evolution, as well as evolution in the field of conservation and restoration. It is considered to be the most important monument to the monastic state of the Teutonic Order and a manifestation of the Crusades, conversion to Christianity of the Baltic peoples, and colonization of these peoples’ tribal territories.Places nearby:
Neptunes Fountain in Gdansk, Poland: Legend and Goldwasser 42 km / 26 mi
Stadion Energa: The huge Gdansk stadium that hosted a Euro quarter-final 46 km / 28 mi
Westerplatte: Where the Invasion of Poland Began 46 km / 28 mi
Gingerbread Museum: Torun's Charming Food Attraction 118 km / 73 mi
Kaliningrad Zoo One of Russias Oldest Zoos 121 km / 75 mi