The city of Malbork owes its creation to the activities of knight monks, members of the Order of the Hospital of The Blessed Virgin Mary of the German House in Jerusalem (the full name of the monks in Poland popularly called teutonic knights), who on the right high bank of Nogatu built in the centuries XIII-XV a three-member fortress and an adjacent city to the south. Giving the castle settlement the chełminski law accelerated the development of the castle. In the middle of the 15th century, 174 houses were built within the city walls, of which as many as 85 were built along the street market still readable today on the plan of the Old Town.
The Second World War did not spare Malbork. About 100 000 people were destroyed. 60% of the former building. The crucified castle was also badly damaged. Malbork contemporary enjoys a huge and unflagging interest of tourists mainly because of the religious and capital fortress. Entry of the castle in December 1997 Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site confirms the status of the monument, painstakingly rebuilt since 1961, when the Monument Museum was built within its walls.
The advantage of Malbork is not only the picturesque location on the Nogat river, because the city is located at the intersection of important road and rail routes connecting Gdansk with Elbląg, Warsaw and Torun, as well as Berlin with Kaliningrad. The value of the city is also located right next to The Great and Small Żuławy Malborskie – an agricultural land, but also potentially touristy, surrounding preserved monuments and landscape values.
Information about parking lots, accommodation, restaurants and sights and attractions in the city is available at: www.visitmalbork.pl
Siege of Malbork – www.oblezenie.malbork.pl
Magic Malbork – www.magicmalbork.pl
City information portal – www.82-200.pl
Malbork Centre for Culture and Education – www.kultura.malbork.pl