Malbork Travel Guide

  • Malbork Castle
    Malbork Castle
    by briantravelman
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    by MalenaN
  • Malbork
    by MalenaN

Malbork Things to Do

  • Piérdete en el castillo - Get lost in...

    We did the visit on our own , with the support of the audio-guide and we liked it very much . We spent there "many" hours without noticing loosing ourselves in cloisters , corridors ,stairs halls , churches , monuments and ruins of the castle / fortressYou start the visit in the Outer Castle that is rectangular , because its location was not...

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  • Castle.

    One of the major attractions in this part of Poland and very busy with tour groups, arrive early or late for a more peaceful visit.Without going into the history to much the current castle has been restored after WWII damage and is in good condition with interesting displays inside and good to wander around the grounds on a warm afternoon.A very...

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  • Malbork Castle

    This is without doubt the best castle to visit in Poland. The caslte has a long history with the Teutonic Knights. The castle and town suffered damage at the end of the second world war and has been painstakingly restored. The chapel has not yet been fully restored to its orginal glory and there is a debate as to whether it should be left to show...

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  • Temporary exhibitions

    There are temporary exhibitions in the Castle Museum. In May - Oktober 2003 the exhibition titled "Grunwald -The Painting and the Votive Offering" was placed in Karwan in the Outer Bailey. More information: here or in German language ("Grunwald - Bild und Votum") here. For up-to-date info on the temporary exhibitions follow the link below, please.

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  • The Chapter House - restoration

    The nineteenth century restoration of the Chapter House was intended to return to the Gothic interior its former glory and to relate to the medieval function of the Chapter House. The interior now accessible to the public is a return to the nineteenth century arrangement of the Chapter House. The paintings have been thoroughly restored, while the...

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  • At Sacral and Banquet Tables

    Since 1995 this exhibition has presented liturgical vessels, textile ornaments serving religious functions, as well as secular wares. Almost all the exhibits, aside of a few exceptions, are related to either the offering table (altar) or to the banquet table. Look at the Polish metal pot from 16th century.

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  • Malbork Castle (V)

    Malbork Castle is the largest brick castle in the world. It was founded as Die Marienburg – Mary's Castle, in 1274 by Order of Teutonic Knights, and it was the residence of the Order between 1309 and 1457. The Castle was seriously damaged during WWII, but very successfully reconstructed after it. Photographies of destroyed castle and of works...

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  • Malbork Town Hall

    Malbork's Town Hall isn't so far from castle, it was established then city started to develop faster and faster - in 1365, Gothic style. Seems that building was damaged, as there was reconstruction at 1958. Building for me looks really medieval one, but not so big, as I think, castle was so big and could use some rooms for city administration as...

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  • Train station

    If you come from other place to Gdansk by bus or train you will see main train station building if you will walk to castle side. It is actually example of 19th century brick architecture, red one, usual to that time train stations (at least in Lithuania). Looking up at train station interior, the ticket purchase room, you will see examples of coats...

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  • Old town defensive system

    From 13th century construction of Malbork defensive system started to protect city and castle from attacks. Some examples of city fortifications still left – two gates, fragment of brick wall, buttress of the city heights. Most of defensive structure was removed in 19th century. One of old city gates has restaurant inside (maybe in cellar?).

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  • Church of St. John

    Church of St. John was first mentioned since end of the 13th century, actually from the establishment of Malbork town. Church had a few reconstructions per time till these days – let say, the shape of nowadays church is from 1468, reconstructed after Thirteen Year’s War. Later, at 1520 new belfry was added and in 19th century parish was...

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  • Medieval Marienburg castle

    The red middle-age castle is a huge complex; it is called the biggest Gothic medieval castle in Europe. It has two parts – lower and upper. Upper rooms were used for residential purposes, lower – defensive ones. There is museum inside, but I haven’t visited it.Construction of castle started at the beginning of 14th century, it lasted for about 230...

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Malbork Hotels

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  • Grot Hotel

    Firstly the name tranlates from Polish as "arrow head" now that's that cleared up! A new, large and...

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  • Hotel Parkowy

    ul. Portowa 3, Malbork, 82200, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Zamek

    The Staff were very friendly and most spoke English. The hotel is in the grounds of the beautiful...

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Malbork Restaurants

  • Café near square

    I had asked at the tourist office for the train timetable back to Gdansk and had around an hour to kill before leaving Malbork. By the small square I saw a café and went there to buy a hot chocolate with whipped cream. It was 8 zloty (January 2014). The chocolate was okay, but the cream was a bit sweet. I took a photo from outside the café and...

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  • U flisaka

    Great setting on the opposite river bank from the castle. This is a restaurant boat, seating aboard and on the riverbank terrace.Teriffic pork steak for me here and Mrs B more than impressed with veggie options, a lovely meal.Enjoyed.

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  • In HOTEL ZAMEK

    There are 3 restaurants inside the building (Lower Castle) of Hotel Zamek.I didn't eat there but I looked at the menu: Polish traditional food and international food available at a little higher prices than you can find in other restaurants around. Zurek - Polish traditional soup.Mixed grill - various kinds of meat.

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Malbork Transportation

  • From Gdansk to Malbork and back

    The day before going to Malbork I picked up the timetable for the trains at the Tourist Office in Gdansk. I decided to take the train leaving Gdansk at 9:34 and arriving in Malbork at 10:40. That would give me around 4 hours to explore the castle, as it closes at 15:00 in low season. The trains leave from Gdansk Glowny (the central station) so I...

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  • Tren / Train

    We went from Torum to Gdansk by train, but we made a stop in Malbork (195 Zl)The trip was very comfortable and is not long, about two hours the first stretch and just over an hour on the second.The trains are very comfortable, one was Intercity and are not particularly expensiveAs we had suitcases we took a taxi to the castle and in a hotel right...

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  • Train from Gdansk

    As we found, having learned no Polish when we arrived at the station, and with no train map anywhere in sight, finding the right train is not as easy as travel fora and adverts for the castle made out.Though we saw a notice about a train to Malbork, the train which went there was actually headed for Elblag. The journey was about an hour there and...

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Malbork Shopping

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  • Books and gifts

    You can by numerous publications (books, travel guides, maps) on Malbork, the castle and Teutonic Order in this store on my picture.

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  • Hand made wooden figures

    You can find a set of wooden figures/statues of people (man and women) made by local artists. Hmm... I have a few ones at my appartment but from another region of Poland. Wooden statues/figures. Generally prices are fixed but... try to get a discount if you buy more. These wooden figures on my pictures (about 30 cm, 1 feet tall) costed approx....

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  • In the old interiors

    The Museum Shop (Sklep Muzealny) is located in original medieval interiors of the Middle Castle - it's the additional attraction of this store. Btw don't they look amazing?

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Malbork Local Customs

  • Al final la cocina / At the end the...

    Although the Knights were austeres ,can you imagine running a kitchen to feed up to more than three thousand people going from the Grand Master, by the Knights, brothers and all the staff working at the castle A pesar de que los caballeros eran austeros en todo , hay que imaginarse una cocina funcionando para alimentar a a más de tres mil personas...

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  • Nikolaj Kopernik

    Copérnico couldn´t be forgotten in a Polish monument Copérnico no podía ser olvidado en un monumento Polaco

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  • Exhibiciones Exhibitions

    In the castle you can visit the permanent exhibitions in which there are remains of wooden sculptures of the ancient altarpieces, paintings, weapons, textiles, amber collection, antique furniture, coins ... and also they make some special topic exhibition of great interest En el castillo se pueden visitar las exhibiciones permanentes en las que se...

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Malbork Warnings and Dangers

  • No American Express cards

    Hmm... it seems that American Express bank/credit cards are NOT accepted in many stores around and inside the castle. Like in the whole Poland the most popular cards are:VISA (VISA ELECTRON)EUROCARD (MASTERCARD)MAESTRO.

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  • Steep and narrow stairs

    There are many stairs to walk through around the castle. Many of them are steep and narrow. Be careful and always watch your steps. Hmm... there is a hospital in Malbork but better not to be forced to go there.

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  • Get lost !

    Yes, yes, get lost among never ending corridors, passages, courtyards, cloisters, undergrounds, basements, drawbridges, gates, stairs etc. of this huge castle. It's the only way to see hidden places of the castle. So, keep smiling and go :-).

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Malbork Tourist Traps

  • One-way-door (V)

    Entrance to the castle complex is not very expensive, but not very cheep either. And if you do not want to pay it twice – do not enter the restaurant before you see all of the Castle. The door of restaurant is one-way-door, and from the restaurant you may just go out of the Castle, but not come back in.

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  • Prebook your guide

    The Museum cannot assure the English, French, German, Russian speaking guide service available, unless the prebooking has been made.Hmm... to be honest they were not available on Friday (during looong weekend - there was Corpus Christi holiday a day before) when I visited Malbork. Buy a good guide-book in your language (there were in German,...

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  • Do not use this toilet/restroom

    There is a public restroom/toilet close to Nogat river to the left from the entrance to the castle.It looks almost as old as the castle hehe and it's not so clean inside. Yes, yes - they clean it but... they use some cheap? and surely not nice (smell) chemicals to clean it. Hold your nose! And hurry up :-), don't forget to pay 1 zloty hehe. Use...

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Malbork Off The Beaten Path

  • 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...

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  • Conference Centre KARWAN

    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...

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  • Along the 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...

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Malbork Favorites

  • An excuse to upload more pictures

    I could try and describe it all, but it wouldn't do it justice, and the main feature of the place is the scale.

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  • Lithuanian Duke Kestutis and Malbork...

    At first, how Lithuania is associated with Teutonic Order? The answer is simple – from 13th to 15th century Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Teutonic Order was a biggest enemy, having their “front line” near Nemunas River and fighting for land and religion.True story, based on medieval chronicles tells that at first half of 14th century Teutonic Order...

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  • Teutonic Order and spread of...

    Teutonic Order conquered this part of territory at end of 13th century and started to build big fortress, that later was called as capital of this Order, that was a home of “givers of Christianity and Holy Cross”. Talking about history, there are a few opinions about work of Teutonic Order. Firstly, Christianized part of Europe was thinking that...

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Fosos, puertas, pasadizos...Moats,gates, passages
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Capilla de Santa Ana / Saint Ann Chapel
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Capilla de la Virgen Maria / Virgin Mary Chapel
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La Puerta de Oro / The Golden Gate
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Los caballeros The knights
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Recuerdos ? Remembrances ?
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Donde está el baño? Where is the toilet?
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Ladrillo,cerámica,granito/Brick, ceramic,granite
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El pelícano / The pelican
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Marienburg
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Caballeros Teutónicos / Teutonic Knights
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By air
Transportation
Bus and train to Malbork
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Plenty to eat
Restaurants
Location
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Amber museum
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Castle
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Malbork part I
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SCALE THE WALLLS!!!
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A Summer Outing
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THE SIEGE OF THE MALBORK CASTLE IN JULY
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Malbork Castle – The Well in the High Castle (V)
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Biggest Heap of Bricks in the World
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The Lower Castle
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Not so easy to enter the castle in the past
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Malbork castle
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Malbork Castle Museum
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Toilets/restrooms are paid
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From the Middle to the High Castle
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Please stick it
Favorites
Buy a photo/video passport
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Map is on your ticket!
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My ticket
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Buy a ticket
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Northern wall
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Welcome to Malbork Castle Museum
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First wooden bridge
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The Middle Castle
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The cloisters
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Decorated windows
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Map of Malbork

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