The Teutonic Knights, a monastic order that acted as a crusading military army, built this Teutonic stronghold in the 13th century. Although the castle began as a tiny stronghold, it was gradually developed throughout the years into a magnificent complex. Malbork Castle, once Europe’s greatest Gothic structure, is still the world’s largest castle by land area.
The castle is now used as a museum, with many of the original chambers in excellent condition. A mediaeval kitchen with a six-meter-wide hearth, a collection of armour and weaponry, and the knights’ private toilet on top of a tower are among the highlights.
The castle also includes a number of exhibits, including one highlighting the conservation techniques used to repair the castle, in addition to historical items.