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    THE SIEGE OF THE MALBORK CASTLE IN JULY

    by xdescendx Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Please try to catch the reenactment of the Siege of Malbork. There are knight's shows, tournaments, fairs of medieval crafts, music concerts, folk games and much, much more to see in Malbork during the event. We invite you to the meeting, which will take the audience to medieval times, a meeting with craftsman, knights and merchants. You will be a witness of the siege of the Malbork Castle. You will also get knowledge about medieval armour, fight techniques and In the medieval market you'll meet merchants and craftsman of many specializations. Your hunger and thirst will be appeased in taverns built in the Low Castle. Actors and music bands will relieve your time. And the main attraction - as always - will be the Malbork Castle itself, and wonderful exhibits showed in the rooms of the Museum

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    Malbork Castle – The Well in the High Castle (V)

    by Zvrlj Updated Jul 15, 2006

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    Bird in the Nest With Three Small Birds

    There is amazingly beautiful bronze bird in the nest with three small birds on the top of the well on the High Castle. I couldn’t find out what period it is from, but it is worthy of a closer look, for sure.

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    Biggest Heap of Bricks in the World

    by BalticAmber Updated Mar 18, 2006

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    When you decide to go to Malbork, make it a whole day's trip. It is no use to drop there for two hours, as then you will never see what's most interesting there. The castle was inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 and really is worth seeing. To start - buy a ticket - and then - you can enter the castle.
    It is a pity you were late for that train to medieval times, as then you would have heard the noise of a busy Main House of the Teutonic Order. If you came here earlier in the history - you would have stood now in the crowd of suppliers, musicians, or maybe as one of the Teutonic guests - ready to start for a raid to Lithuania. The Teutons chose perfectly to settle here - as this land was far enough from the eyes of popes and emperors of Europe. Besides, this land had something else, what really was a great attraction... This you will hear during your visit there - I am not going to tell you all the secrets of the castle. I will only say that it is not only the castle that is worth seeing in Malbork. The town is nice and has many interesting places. Also the surroundings of the town are very interesting. The Lowlands of Poland - situated in the Delta of Vistula River are the only depressed place in Poland. And this can be seen thanks to the marvelous work done by the settlers from the Netherlands. Those people, who worshipped work, came here in the XVIth century. Their descendants left after the frenzy of the Second World War... Some traces of that "strangers in the Land" as they were called through the centuries, can be found - wonderful half-timbered houses, found nowhere else in Poland, lost cemeteries (thankfully being now restored), the villages and farms planned in Flemish or Frisian way. Indeed the land is interesting. Come and see it yourselves:)

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    The Lower Castle

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 12, 2006

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    THE  LOWER  CASTLE

    The historic building of the former Teutonic hospital for lansquenets (enlarge and look at the details in my picture, please) is located within the so-called Lower Castle. It houses a hotel and three restaurants, now.

    I've paid attention to red tiled gable roof with unique and characteristic dormer windows.

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    Not so easy to enter the castle in the past

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 12, 2006

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    TOWARDS  THE  MIDDLE  CASTLE  COURTYARD

    To enter the castle I had to pass through three huge walls with three gates and one bridge.

    Certainly it was much more difficult to get into the Castle in the past than today. Nowadays it's an tourist attraction to see all those architectural details.

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    Malbork castle

    by travelbug102 Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    I think I read that this is the largest brick castle in Europe. It's pretty damn huge for sure. I believe a lot of it was rebuilt last century.

    I would not have liked to storm this place back in the day. Although, I always wonder when I see a huge castle or walled city - that why, during the many, many years it took to build this, weren't the enemies attacking during the construction process? Just wondering....

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    Malbork Castle Museum

    by queensali Written Aug 29, 2003

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    The Museum presents its collections on permanent and temporary exhibitions. Artistic amber products, military accessories, coin and medal collections, Gothic sculpture and architectural details enjoy high popularity among tourists. The castle often houses concerts and ceremonies. State-of-the-art audiovisual facilities called Karwan are a place where conferences and scientific symposia are organised. In the high season you can take part in the "Light and Sound" night performances. You can discover new attractions of the castle on the night sightseeing guided tour in autumn and spring evenings. The Museum is open for everybody. It is involved in a number of educational activities: didactic games for pre-schools and history lessons for pupils. The Museum co-operates with numerous research centres in Poland and abroad.
    You can rent castle rooms for conferences, concerts and official meetings. The unique atmosphere of historical interiors will add to the splendour of any ceremony.

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    From the Middle to the High Castle

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    TO  THE  HIGH  CASTLE

    You must walk this way as on my picture via wooden drawbridge. Another 3 walls to cross.
    Don't worry - there are not three border crossing points there nowadays. Sometimes local knights can ask you only where is your photo/video passport hehe.

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    Northern wall

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    NORTHERN  PEAK  OF  THE  WESTERN  WING

    Look at the architectural details of the northern peak of the Castle's western wing. It's located to the right of the entrance gate.
    There are gothic sharp arches and typical shape of the peak of the castles of the Teutonic Order.
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    First wooden bridge

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    COVERED  WOODEN  BRIDGE

    To go inside the castle you must pass through this bridge over the moat on my picture.
    It's covered and made of dark wood.
    The moat is not covered by water nowadays. You can even walk at the bottom of the moat.

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    The cloisters

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    MEDIEVAL  CLOISTERS

    Go upstairs and walk along the cloisters, around the courtyard. The medieval cloisters with gothic vaults look really amazing - each side of the courtyard looks a little bit different. And there are entrances to many exhibitions there.

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    Go upstairs

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    THE  STAIRS

    Don't forget to go upstairs to the cloisters (look at the stairs on my picture) whenever you are in the castle's courtyard. There are a lot of places and exhibitions to see with entrances from the cloisters.
    Pay attention to the beautiful walls, colous and patterns of bricks.

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    The stove

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  MEDIEVAL  STOVE

    The stoves warmed chambers with the heat accumulated in stones place above their ovens. This heat was radiated through channels that had openings in the chamber floors. We now call this system the "Medieval hypokaustum". Without a doubt the advantage of this system was efficiency, in other words heating effectively whilst conserving fuel. Fuel consisted mainly of wood, of which there is relatively little in the ?u?awy region. Nevertheless, not all the stoves of this variety remain in the Malbork Castle. Those remaining were in large part modified in the nineteenth century. The stoves were generally identical in build, varying only in size.
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    The Medieval System of Heating

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    THE  STAIRS  TO  THE  LARGEST  STOVE

    Of all the heating systems that ever existed in the Castle, the medieval stoves were and still are a source of great attention.

    The largest of these stoves was located underneath the most beautiful hall, the Great Refectory Hall, so you must go downstairs - look at my picture.

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    The Office of the Grand Master

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 25, 2003

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    SEALS

    You can find original old Teutonic and other seals there. A seal is an official mark on a document, sometimes made with wax, which shows that it is legal or has been officially approved.

    Generally the goal of this exhibition is to present the activities of one of the most important Teutonic central administrations and to accentuate its place of key importance in the overall administration of the Teutonic nation in Prussia.

    An important element of the exhibition, not only aesthetically, is the interior of the basement rooms of the Palace of the Grand Masters.
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