The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is one of the most outstanding instances of a fortress from the medieval age. It is one of the biggest Gothic castles on the planet.
Location and How to Get to This Specific Site
The castle is in Malbork town. You can reach the town by taking the train from Warsaw to Gdansk. It will make a stopover in the town. Those driving by car from Elblag will cover 30 km. If you are driving from Gdnask, the distance is 60 km. You can also take the bus to Plock, Morska, Gdansk or Bydgoszcz.
What to See There
The castle style is distinctly medieval Gothic. It underwent numerous reconstruction phases until it became one of the biggest in Europe. The fortress has numerous defensive wall layers and subdivisions. The fortress is divided into three parts: the lower, middle and high castles. These are segregated by towers and dry moats.
The edifice is spacious enough to hold over 2,000 people. The castle walls encompass an area over 21 hectares (52 acres). This is four times the enclosed space acreage of Windsor Castle. The developed portion is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork was constructed by the Teutonic Order, a Roman Catholic sect. They called it Marienburg (Mary’s Castle). A town around it emerged, and it became known as Marienburg.
After World War II, it became known as Malbork. The castle suffered heavy damage during World War II. A fire in 1959 further damaged it. But since 1962, the castle has been under renovation.
Regular single tickets for the summer cost 35 / 37 PLN. During the winter season it is 35 PLN. If you are buying at any other season, the price is 29 PLN. Group tickets (up to 40 individuals) cost 210 PLN. The single tickets for the exteriors are 7 PLN.
The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork interiors is open from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Tuesdays to Sundays. The exteriors are open 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm Tuesdays to Sundays and 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Mondays.
Before you go on a trip to the castle, it is best to check with your tour provider for ticket particulars. These can be subject to change anytime. To avoid complications, it is best to get updated information form your tour operator.