Malbork is a town in northern Poland in the Zulawy region (Vistula delta). Founded in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights, the town is noted for its Gothic Malbork Castle.
The Castle in Malbork (Polish: Zamek w Malborku, German: Ordensburg Marienburg) is the largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe. It was built in Prussia by the Teutonic Knights in a form of an Ordensburg fortress. The Order named it Marienburg (Mary's Castle). The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg.
The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress, and on its completion in 1406 was the world's largest brick castle. UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and its Museum as the World Heritage Site in December 1997.
This big castle consists of three castles (Lower Castle, Middle Castle and Upper Castle) one inside another. The Upper Castle is the oldest one. There is a very interesting museum there. We visited Malbork in 2009, below you can see some photos. We hope you'll like them.
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