Late afternoon we have arrived at the beautiful Castle of Malbork. It is located in the north of Poland, on the east bank of the River Nogat. It is the most complete and elaborate example of a Gothic brick-built castle complex in the characteristic and unique style of the Teutonic Order. We have walked around the site during the sunset when most of the tourists were gone, that we could enjoy great scenery without crowds. This 13th-century fortified monastery belonging to the Teutonic Order was substantially enlarged and embellished after 1309 when the seat of the Grand Master moved here from Venice. It reached its greatest influence in the 14th century. Extensive conservation works were carried out in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Following the severe damage it incurred in the final stage of the Second World War, the castle was restored once again and it was listed in UNESCO in 1997.
Malbork – parking location: 54.0448050N 19.0264740E