Malbork and its attractions (part 1)

Castle Museum

Castle Museum – Malbork Castle was the most powerful fortress in medieval Europe. The origins of the stronghold date back to the second half of the 13th century. From 1309, Malbork was the seat of the great masters of the Teutonic Order and for almost 150 years the capital of one of the most powerful countries of that time.

It is the largest Gothic brick castle complex in the world, with an area of ​​about 21 hectares, a masterpiece of defensive and residential architecture of the late Middle Ages. In 1997, the Malbork Castle was inscribed on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List.

 Historical route:

Visiting the entire Castle takes about 3.5 hours with a guide and 2.5 hours with an audio guide. Tickets can be purchased at ticket offices, ticket machines in the ticket offices or online: www.zamek.malbork.pl.

Summer season (May-September): The historical route is available from Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00-19:00 (last entry at 17:00). Winter season (October-April): The historical route is available from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00-15:00 (last entrance at 13:00) and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00-16:00 (last entrance at 14:00).

Green route:

From May 2020, a new, attractive tour of the castle complex is available for tourists. Visitors to the museum will be able to discover and get to know a part of the outer bailey, gate passages, courtyards of the Middle and High Castles, the chapel of St. Anna, terraces with the garden of great masters, and in addition – extremely rarely visited – moats and zwinger.

Summer season (May-September): The green route is available on Mondays from 09:00-20:00 and from Tuesday to Sunday from 17:15-20:00. Winter season (October-April): The green route is available on Mondays from 9:00-16:00 and from Tuesday to Friday from 13:15-16:00 (last admission at 15:00) and Saturdays and Sundays from 14:15-16:00 (last entry at 15:00).

The Latin school

The Latin school was built in 1352 by the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Winrich von Kniprode. The facility was erected on the slope at the Nogat river near the Malbork castle. From the second half of the 16th century to 1864, there was a school there, called from 1603 the Latin School. After that time, the school was moved to another place, and the abandoned building was used as flats and utility warehouses.

In 1899, the monument was partially burnt down during a town fire. It was rebuilt, but in 1945 it was destroyed again as a result of warfare. The city obtained funds for the next reconstruction in 2010, the work began in autumn 2011. The building was put into use in October 2014. Currently, it is part of the Malbork Center for Culture and Education. There are: Open-Air Museum of Old Crafts, Mediateka, Multicentrum, multifunctional hall, astronomical observatory and planetarium.

Dinosaur Park

This is one of the largest amusement parks in Pomerania, where you can move in time to the era of dinosaurs or to the fairytale land of dragons, and try your hand at the Malborkstones Rope Park. On the educational path, you can meet over forty mobile, life-sized dinosaurs, which, surrounded by beautiful greenery of the forest, will guide visitors through various periods in the history of the earth. Dinosaurs also make sounds, move their heads, tails, eyelids and even their stomachs – imitating breathing! They wink at passers-by…

Dinopark’s offer also includes a 5D Cinema, Mini ZOO, Museum of Fossils, Caveman’s Village, Gingerbread House, Chicken Paw Hut, Dinosaur Training Shows, Playground and Playground. And during the break, you can eat in restaurants. Smokolandia is not an amusement park where you stand in queues. Here, relaxation and fun are combined in one, and the comfort of guests is the most important thing.

 

Jest to jeden z największych parków rozrywki na Pomorzu, w którym można przenieść się w czasie do epoki dinozaurów lub do bajkowej krainy smoków a także spróbować swoich sił w Parku Linowym Malborkstones. Na ścieżce edukacyjnej spotkać można ponad czterdzieści ruchomych dinozaurów naturalnej wielkości, które w otoczeniu pięknej zieleni lasu przeprowadzą odwiedzających przez poszczególne okresy w dziejach ziemi. Dinozaury wydają też dźwięki, ruszają głową, ogonem, powiekami, a nawet brzuchem – imitując oddychanie! Do przechodniów puszczają oczko…

W ofercie Dinoparku znajdują się także Kino 5D, Mini ZOO, Muzeum Skamieniałości, Wioska Jaskiniowców, Domek z piernika, Chatka na kurzej łapce, Pokazy tresury dinozaurów, Plac Zabaw i Kraina Zabaw. A w przerwie można posilić się w lokalach gastronomicznych.

plac miejski z fontanna i pomnikiem krola kazimierza jagiellonczyka w malborku

plac miejski z fontanna i pomnikiem krola kazimierza jagiellonczyka w malborku

Dragonland

These are prepared educational routes where you will meet 22 moving, human-responsive dragons in a 1 to 1 dimension. It will take your family to times that until now could only be seen in movies. The staging accompanying the dragons is not only a place where you can look at and take a picture. These are integral playgrounds where you can enter and feel like a princess trapped in a tower guarded by a huge dragon.

After the walk, small adventure seekers with a lot of energy can be left in one of the Fun Lands, and go to the relaxation area with deckchairs, stretch their bones on one of the two beaches right next to the wreck of an abandoned ship, which of course is guarded by a water dragon. All this and more for the price of one ticket.

plac miejski z fontanna i pomnikiem krola kazimierza jagiellonczyka w malborku

plac miejski z fontanna i pomnikiem krola kazimierza jagiellonczyka w malborku

The Monument of King Jagiellonian and the Fountain

When King Kazimierz Jagiellończyk bought the Malbork castle, the city and the stronghold are over 300 years old (with some breaks) and passed into Polish hands.

The statue of the king on horseback commemorates his symbolic arrival at the castle in 1457. The multimedia fountain in its vicinity resounds with music every few hours and enchants with colors in the evening. The colorful fountain forms the shape of a sword and a knight’s shield, which refers to the medieval times so important in the history of Malbork.

 

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