Monday, April 6, 2009

Castle of Malbork, Poland

Poland-6, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The postcard shows the view of Castle from the Nogat river.
The Castle in Malbork was built in Prussia by the Teutonic Order as an Ordensburg. It was named Marienburg, literally "Mary's Castle". The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg, but since 1945 it is again, after 173 years, part of Poland, as Malbork. Hence the name of it's castle also had to be changed in English.
The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress; it is the world’s largest brick gothic castle and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe.


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