VIDEO – Poland – The Malbork Castle

Last updated Mar 26, 2022 | Published on Jan 29, 2017North and Central Europe, Poland, Videos

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This is a video from the Malbork Castle. It was built by knights of the Teutonic Order in the late 13th century. They withdrew here after the crusades in the Holy Land.

Over the next 200 years, until the late 15th century, the castle expanded several times. It is even today the largest castle in the world, by land area. Then the Kings of Poland took over and reigned here for 300 years until the first partition of Poland in 1772. The last rulers of Malbork castle were the Prussians.

The castle fell gradually into decline and it was even severely damaged at the end of WW2. Serious efforts were made to reconstruct and restore the castle to its former glory. The result is spectacular and we are all welcomed to the museum it has been turned into. Malbork Castle has even been awarded the honour of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more about the history and my visit in this article. It starts like this: The Castle Museum at Malbork is one of the greatest historical attractions in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Find this video from Malbork Castle on YouTube. You may watch it here, or open it in a larger window on YouTube. 

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