The Castle o the Teutonic Order in Malbork[1] (Pols: zamek w Malborku; German: Ordensburg Marienburg) is the lairgest castle in the warld bi surface aurie, an the lairgest brick biggin in Europe.[2] It wis biggit in Prussia bi the Teutonic Knichts, a German Roman Catholic releegious order o crusaders, in a furm o an Ordensburg fortress. The Order named it Marienburg (Mary's Castle). The toun which grew aroond it wis an aa named Marienburg.

Malbork Castle
Zamek w Malborku (in Pols)
Ordensburg Marienburg (in German)
Panorama of Malbork Castle, part 4.jpg
Malbork Castle frae athort the Nogat
LocationMalbork, Poland
Coordinates54°02′23″N 19°01′40″E / 54.03972°N 19.02778°E / 54.03972; 19.02778Coordinates: 54°02′23″N 19°01′40″E / 54.03972°N 19.02778°E / 54.03972; 19.02778
Biggit13th century
Offeecial name: Castle o the Teutonic Order in Malbork
TeepCultural
Criteriaii, iii, iv
Designatit1997 (21st session)
Reference no.847
State Pairty Poland
RegionEurope an North Americae

The castle is a classic example o a medieval fortress an, on its completion in 1406, wis the warld's lairgest brick castle.[3] UNESCO designatit the "Castle o the Teutonic Order in Malbork" an the Malbork Castle Museum as the Warld Heritage Steid in December 1997.[4] It is ane o twa Warld Heritage Steids in the region wi origins in the Teutonic Order. The ither is the "Medieval Toun o Toruń", foondit in 1231 as the steid o the castle Thorn (Toruń).

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 7 December 1997. Retrieved 25 Julie 2012.
  2. Malbork Castle (with an area of 143,591 square meters), the largest castle in the world by KML Area Calculator. Touropia, the Travel List Website: "10 Largest Castles in the World." Accessed 6 April 2011.
  3. Emery 2007, p. 139
  4. Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, World Heritage Site. ID 847. Year 1997 UNESCO, Europe and North America