Malbork Castle: the Largest Castle in the World

Malbork Castle is one of the most impressive castles I visited so far and one of Poland's most important historical sites. It is located in the north of the country, 62 km from Gdansk. With an area of 21 hectares, Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world measured by land area.



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The castle was built in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights on the banks of the River Nogat in Malbork. Their intention was to make the Knights’ control stronger in the area. When it was constructed it was called Marienburg, named after the patron saint of the religious Order, Mary.

Malbork Castle was substantially enlarged after it became more important during the following centuries. From the 19th century the castle fell into decay and was restored to its former glory. In the Second World War, Malbork Castle was again severely damaged and had to be restored once again.

Because of the size of the castle and the number of rooms, a visit to Malbork Castle can take up to 4 hours or longer.

Location: Starościńska 1, 82-200 Malbork, Poland

Website: www.zamek.malbork.pl/en

Malbork Castle: the Largest Castle in the World


Malbork Castle: the Largest Castle in the World


Malbork Castle: the Largest Castle in the World


Malbork Castle in Poland


Malbork Castle in Poland


Inner courtyard of Malbork Castle in Poland


Castle hall in Malbork Castle in Poland


Paintings on wall of Malbork Castle in Poland


Malbork Castle in Poland


Room in Malbork Castle Poland


Malbork Castle in Poland


Objects made of amber from the Baltic Sea in Poland


Objects made of amber from the Baltic Sea in Poland


Knights armor in Malbork Castlein Poland


Malbork Castle: the Largest Castle in the World


Malbork Castle: the Largest Castle in the World


Courtyard in Malbork Castle in Poland


Religious artifact in Malbork Castle in Poland


Castle in Malbork on the banks of the River Nogat


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Auwaldpfad at Walderlebniszentrum Ziegelwies


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Lech River next to Auwaldpfad Ziegelwies


River Forest Trail at Walderlebniszentrum Ziegelwies


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Auwaldpfad Ziegelwies


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