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. 1997-12-07. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  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