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    St. Lawrence church

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    St. Lawrence church

    Among the northern castle approaches there exists a row of household upkeep buildings that are for the most part medieval. At the Castle end, they begin with what is now the St. Lawrence church and run for over one hundred and forty metres. This church was built in the first half of the fourteenth century for the artisan-farming group of Castle personnel.

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    Conference Centre KARWAN

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    MADE  OF  BRICK

    Look at my picture. This large triangle wall of the Karwan is located just next to ticket office (KASA).

    The Karwan was used for storing vehicles and battle equipment. Of the numerous buildings of this type which must have existed in Teutonic castles, Malbork's coach-house is the only surviving example. It was raised at the beginning of the fourteenth century next to the eastern curtain wall of the world's largest brick-built fortress. A project designed to re-evaluate the historic fabric of this building and lead to its systematic restoration was implemented in 1987. Since 1995 the Karwan has been available for use as a conference and education centre.

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    Along the Nogat River

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    NOGAT  RIVER

    Walk along the shores of the Nogat River.
    You can see the impressive walls of the castle, wild horticulture, birds and smaller and bigger boats on the river.
    There is a wooden bridge built specially for the castle's visitors north of the castle, just oposite to the Lower Castle. There is a huge parking lot (for buses, too) on the opposite site of the nogat River, next to the bridge.

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    Twin turrets

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    TWIN  TURRETS

    These twin turrets on my picture are located at the northwestern corner of the external wall of the castle (the Middle Castle). it's just by the Nogat River.
    They are best seen from the opposite side of the river.

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    Outside the castle

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    THE  CHURCH

    This picture on my picture stands just south of the castle. I didn't visit it :-(. I just took this picture from the opposite side of the Nogat River.
    Notice the wooden top of the tower of the church - not so common in this area.

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    Look up at amazing ceilings!

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    WOODEN  CEILING

    There are amazing wooden ceilings of the castle's rooms - especially this one on my picture. I found it inside the Museum Shop (Sklep Muzealny).

    Address: ul. Staroscinska 1, 82-200 Malbork

    Directions: On the northern wall of the Middle Castle's courtyard, turn right when you enter the courtyard of the Middle Castle (from the outside).

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    Small gates and passages

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    SMALL  PASSAGE

    You can find this small gate/passage walking from the northwest corner of the courtyard of the Middle Castle to another small courtyard where there is the largest castle's stove exposition.

    Did they build it to... Japanese tourists? :-))). Hmm... I didn't meet any Asian looking visitors in the castle.

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    Large boxes

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  HUGE  BOX

    There are a few huge boxes in the exposition "The Chambers of Teutonic Order Dignitaries". It seems that they were used to store money and other valuables. Am I right? Never mind, they are really big and impressive.

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    The house commander's rooms

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  HOUSE  COMMANDER'S  ROOMS

    In the centre of the exposition "The Chambers of Teutonic Order Dignitaries", there is the group of rooms belonging to the house commander, including a vestibule, the commander's chamber and a living-bedroom apartment.

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    Money in sacks

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    MONEY :-)))

    They used to store money (coins) in medium size sacks and put them into larger medieval boxes. You can see them in the exposition called "The Chambers of Teutonic Order Dignitaries".

    The first floor of the High Castle's western wing housed the residential and office interiors of the monastic dignitaries of Malbork. The original interiors of Teutonic times have not survived to this day. Numerous transformations and reconstructions of this part of the Castle have led to the loss of the Gothic arrangement.

    On the northern side, there is the group of interiors belonging to the monastery's under-treasurer (tresler), including a vestibule, residential apartment, treasury (known as the silver chamber) and the office interior - the tresler's chamber.

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    Vaults of cloisters

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    CLOISTERS'  VAULTS

    What are cloisters? They are covered stone passages around the four sides of a courtyard, esp. in a religious building such as a church or monastery.
    The cloisters of the High Castle's Courtyard look amazing. Pay attention to their beautiful and colorful vaults.

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    German clock

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  TILE  CLOCK, GERMANY, end of 18th c.

    I found a few amazing clock in the exposition "At Sacral and Banquet Tables".

    Among the group of silver table ware the goblets and cups are worth noting. They are the work of famed Augsburg, N├╝rnberg and Danzig goldsmiths. Wealthier tables sometimes included clocks. Two clocks date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and are known as tile clocks, having horizontal faces reminiscent of stove tiles. They are presented in the case by the rooms south wall.

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    Triptych

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    TRIPTYCH

    What is a triptych? It's a set of three paintings that are often joined in a way that allows the two outer ones to fold in towards the larger central one. A medieval triptych hung above the altar.

    You can find this triptych from my picture in the exposition located at the basement of the High Castle's courtyard.

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    Sculptures

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  SCULPTURES

    Go to the exposition of the old sculptures found in and around Malbork. At the basement of the High Castle Courtyard.
    Quite interesting exposition... if you are interested in hehe. So... I go fast there :-)

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    One more wooden door

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  WOODEN  DOOR

    This door on my picture leads to the High Castle's Church (still in renovation but opened to the public). Hmm... anti-theft door, must be heavy and expensive, I suppose :-).
    It seems that there are a lot of various wooden (and iron) doors around the castle in Malbork.

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