One of the largest castles in the world by surface area, Malbork Castle was once home to an order of Teutonic Knights and today ranks as a World Heritage Site and national historical monument. After being nearly demolished in a battle during World War II, the castle has been completely restored. Besides the large number of knights that used the castle as a home base, Prussian kings from the 15th century also resided here until the 18th century. Wear walking shoes to tour the grounds comfortably. Consider combining your visit with a tour of the town, which offers historical sites from the same period. Take a look at our Malbork trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Malbork Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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room965789August 19, 2017
i liked it its very well organised but we failed to get tickets due to huge q but the grounds are great very taken with the photo of a 1945 ruined castle showing its damage and the castle as it is now... more »
Danny YAugust 19, 2017
We came as 4 kids 4 adults, the place is interesting but lacks things for the smaller ones, i would recomand age 10 plus for kids. Else they get bored fast. The audio guides are nice but again not sui... more »
Yuliia KAugust 19, 2017
The biggest in Europe, very nice. One thing that rally unexpectedly was for us is parking, there was not any information about how much o how long, at the end of our visit we paid lot ((( 25 plan for ... more »
Great idea for a family trip whether you're a fan of castles and nights or not. It's a very big castle with a great history. We spent a full day there and had a tour guide who showed us around and told us many amazing stories and facts!
The audio tour is terrific. It supplements a terrific location and there are lots of wow moments. Children had a great time.
Very large castle. Lots to see (even if lots of it is reconstructed from various centuries!). Audioguides had more effort put into them than some I've known. Great views from the top tower of the 'high castle'. Impressive & worthwhile.
Malbork is a town with an amazing castle and UNESCO World Heritage site. It once consisted of three parts: the outer one, which is ruined and not open for visits, the Middle Castle and the Upper Castle. be sure to visit the Palace of the Grand Masters - a magnificent piece of Gothic architecture . The interiors are beautiful, so make sure you visit the Winter and Summer Chambers. There are many exhibitions throughout the year, displays of amber and a collection of military hardware..
What can I say in addition to what has already been penned here. I truly wonderful piece of architecture, steeped in history with some fascinating stories attached. Well worth a visit and you won't be disappointed.
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Even though many visitors come to Malbork on a day trip from nearby Gdansk, the city offers plenty of lodgings for travelers seeking overnight stay. If you come to Malbork for its history, look for a mid-range hotel near the famous Gothic castle. The city lacks five-star accommodations, but you can choose from budget-friendly rooms set in renovated historical buildings. The city's cozy inns offer another economical option, providing airy rooms with free Wi-Fi just a walk away from the World Heritage-listed castle.
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