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The Teutonic Castle in Malbork is the former seat of the Grand Master of the Order of the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the German House in Jerusalem (Teutonic Order).
The Order was established in 1190, during the third Crusade to the Holy Land, and was initially active there. It wasn't until 1309 that the Grand Master of the Order Siegfried von Feuchtwangen transferred his office to Malbork and Malbork Teutonic Castle became the heart of one of the most powerful countries at the time.
Castle in Malbork expanded, surrounded by defensive walls and a moat. A well-protected High Castle was built, and the former castle grounds after expansion became spacious Middle Castle, available to knights and arriving guests.
At the beginning of the XNUMXth century, the third part of the stronghold was expanded, i.e. Low Castle (Pre-Castle).
W 1457 Malbork was occupied by the Polish army and then the High Castle ceased to be a monastery and became an economic base for the fortress created here. The crew lived in the Middle Castle, and Przedzamcze performed military functions.
The Swedish wars did not cause major losses, although the fire caused serious damage roofs of the High Castle.
During the war in 1945, the presbytery of the church of the Virgin Mary, the main tower, the eastern wing of the Middle Castle and the buildings of Przedzamcza were damaged.
Malbork Castle after the war was rebuilt, and January 1, 1961. created here Castle Museum.
Malbork Museum Teutonic Castle has over 40 exhibits, including medieval architectural elements, artistic amber products, militaria, numismatic items, ceramics, bookplates, tiles, paintings, furniture, antique metals, sculpture, engravings, art glass, fabrics and stained glass.
Visiting the Malbork Castle takes place during the museum's opening hours, which vary depending on the season.
On Mondays and on certain holidays the rooms of the Castle Museum are closed, only the castle grounds and some interiors can be visited.
On Monday, for individual tourists - PLN 8 for a guide or audio guide
Monday: 9.00-20.00 (May 01 - September 30)
10.00-16.00 (October 1 - April 30)
public holidays: check here
summer season: exhibitions and castle grounds: 9.00 - 19.00
castle grounds: 9.00 - 20.00
winter season: exhibitions and castle grounds: 10.00 - 15.00
castle grounds: 10.00 - 16.00
Malbork Castle visiting time is 3,5 hours
Malbork Castle ticket prices: with a guide in Polish:
01.05. - 30.09.
normal ticket PLN 47
reduced ticket PLN 37
01.10. - 30.04.
normal ticket PLN 45
reduced ticket PLN 35
after closing exhibitions:
after 18.00 in the summer season and after 14.00 in the winter season:
normal ticket 7 PLN
concessionary ticket PLN 4
Malbork Castle at night captivates the most, that's why a special Night Tour has been prepared:
Spetakl "Light and sound"- is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
May 16, 2020. - "Light and Sound" will not be held due to the organization of the "Night at the Museum" event.
July 24 and 25, 2020 - the performance "Light and Sound" will take place after the night staging of "The Siege of Malbork", ie at 23.30:XNUMX.
Collection in front of the main entrance to the museum.
Minimum number of people - 10 people
Max. number of people - 150 people
In the event of greater attendance, participants will take part in the next performance on this day.
Download the "Light and sound" application in Polish, English, German and Russian.
"Light and Sound" - dates and times:
May 1 - May 31 21.30
June - July 22.00
1 - 15 August 21.30
August 16 - 31 21.00
1 - 15 September 20.00
Malbork Castle price list of the "Light and sound" performance:
regular ticket: 22 zł
reduced ticket: 12 zł
The show lasts about 55 minutes.
Night tour of Malbork Castle - summer season 01.05.2020-25.09.2020
This extraordinary walk around the illuminated Malbork castle in the company of a guide dressed in a Teutonic costume allows you to explore the courtyards, terraces, cloisters and selected castle interiors.
Night guided tours in Polish:
01.05.2020/25.09.2020/20.45 - 22.15/XNUMX/XNUMX from XNUMX - XNUMX (Thursdays and Fridays)
Night guided tours in a foreign language:
English, German, Russian (July, August: Friday)
Night tours of the winter season
The tour is organized only on request.
Purchase or reservation of tickets for individual tourists:
- at the Museum ticket office (8:30 - 19:30)
- at the ticket machine (after 19.30:XNUMX PM, payment by card only)
For organized groups:
- at the Museum ticket office
Foreign tourists are required to purchase a ticket by no later than 20.15
Organized groups (booking at least 2 days in advance):
- by phone
Malbork Castle tickets for a Night Tour:
- with a guide in Polish:
regular ticket 30 zł
concession ticket 20 zł
Group tickets: (min. 20 people)
regular ticket 30 zł
concession ticket 20 zł
- with a guide in a foreign language:
regular ticket 40 zł
concession ticket 30 zł
Beginning of the tour: h. 20: 45
Meeting point - the new building of the Kas Museum in Wałach von Plauen
Visiting time: 1,5 hours
The tour takes place in groups of 30 people
Malbork Castle concession tickets are entitled to:
- youth learning
- educators of educational and guardianship facilities, facilities, centers and shelters for minors
- pensioners of the Member States of the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA)
- people decorated For taking care of monuments, Distinguished cultural activist
Malbork Castle ticket 1 or 2 adults with children from 7 to 16 years of age are entitled to basic sightseeing route.
Observation Tower offers great views of the surroundings of the Malbork Castle.
Entries take place only during the summer season, i.e.d 01.05. until 30.09.
- Monday 10.00 - 19.00
- other days 11.00 - 19.00
Tickets can be bought at the ticket office at the entrance to the tower and are paid extra.
The last admission takes place at 18.30.
Malbork castle prices - Observation Tower
normal ticket 8 PLN
reduced ticket 6 PLN
The "Secrets of the Malbork Castle" trail is full of puzzles and tasks. It is an offer to visit the Malbork castle addressed to primary school children.
Enriched version - Part I + II Historical Theater "Banner of the Gniew Commander" (only available in May and June)
student ticket 15 PLN
guide fee 250 PLN
1 guardian per 10 students free admission
The family route leads along the trail of secrets of the medieval Malbork Castle and is intended for parents with children.
Visiting time: 2 hours.
Entry hours dfor individual tourists:
-May June 11.00, 12.00
-September: Saturday and Sunday 11.00, 12.00
-July August - every day except Mondays 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00
-additional entries - May 1,2,3 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00
normal ticket 40 zł
concession ticket 30 zł
Children up to 7 years old free of charge
Visiting the Castle lasts 3,5 hours
Malbork Castle in the Gothic scenery of the stronghold also conducts educational activities for children and young people on subjects consistent with the school's curriculum.
Once every two years, on the first Saturday in June, it begins at the Castle in Malbork International Exlibris Biennale.
For tourists arriving by own car to Malbork Castle parking lot is available only outside the castle.
Malbork Castle Parking offers urban or private parking spaces.
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