Malbork – visit to the castle of the Teutonic Knights
Start – from your hotel or any other place in Gdansk
Form – private car on the Gdańsk-Malbork route, on-site walking tours,
Visiting time – 2 h, 3 h both ways,
Remarks – during the tour you should wear flat, athletic footwear and a comfortable outfit, if you want to combine a visit to the castle with a Nogat canoe tour.
Price – 250 euro per group for up to 4 persons
See the most powerful stronghold of medieval Europe and enter the world of Teutonic masters! The monumental shape of the castle towering over the Nogat is full of centuries of history – here the heart of the Teutonic State was beating, decisions about fights and peace were made, and the everyday life of the monks was taking place here. During the visit, you will learn how predictive the religious brothers were and for how many years of castle siege the accumulated supplies lasted and you will hear about the innovative – as for those times! – the method of heating the chambers. We will go through several castle parts, each of which had a different purpose. We will discover the differences in their architecture and style, paying attention to the defensive fortifications of the castle and the characteristic cross and radial vaults. We will stay for longer in the Palace of the Grand Masters, which is the most sophisticated part of the complex. Magnificent mosaic floors and soaring ceilings remind us of the splendor of the chambers in which the most distinguished guests were taken. We will also visit the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary to admire the Golden Gate – a portal presenting the parable of the Wise and Silly Swans, and see the polychrome on the walls of the temple. A trip around the Malbork Castle is a huge dose of knowledge about the Middle Ages and a journey through the fascinating customs of religious life in the largest Gothic castle in the world. We will enrich it with a visit to a splendid castle restaurant, and if you feel like a bit of active relaxation, we will rent canoes and sail along the picturesque river route, with a view of the medieval walls.