Malbork / castle / Sculpture

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Wikipedia: The Castle in Malbork (Polish: Zamek w Malborku, German: Marienburg) is the largest castle in the world by area. It was built in Prussia by the Teutonic Knights, a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders, in a form of an Ordensburg fortress. The Order named it Marienburg (Mary's Castle). The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg.

The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress, and on its completion in 1406 was the world's largest brick Gothic castle. UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and its Museum as the World Heritage Site in December 1997. It is one of two World Heritage Sites in the region with origins in the Teutonic Order. The other is the "Medieval Town of Toruń", founded in 1231 as the site of the castle Thorn (Toruń).

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (2)

Adam Welber on April 13, 2011

Please see in Large for best view

Jaroslaw Miklasz on April 13, 2011

robi wrażenie!

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 13, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Adam Welber
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/04/11 12:30:38
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

Groups