Tour the world's largest castle: Malbork Castle
Tour the world’s largest castle: Malbork Castle
Let’s start with the obvious one here and the reason why most people visit Malbork – you are here to see this stunning 13th-century castle. It claims to be the largest brick castle in the world; it also claims to be the largest castle in the world by area. You can believe this as it takes three hours alone for the ‘quick guided tour’. This tour will take you through the history of the Teutonic Knights, the Polish Kings that ruled here, the partitioning of Poland, into the Amber trade and into many nooks and crannies of a castle that remarkably still sits in almost pristine condition. Yes, perhaps the most surprising element here is that Malbork Castle has survived war after war and appears to be perfect, though it has been partially rebuilt – it was destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War. Make sure you plan ahead by checking the opening times and ticket prices on the official Malbork Castle website.