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Medieval Malbork

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A July 2004 trip to Malbork by meadowlark

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Quote: Settled on the banks of the Nogat river, Malbork boasts the largest Gothic castle in Europe. This ancient capital of the Teutonic Knights provides a taste of medieval Europe as well as a good base for exploring the surrounding Polish countryside.

Medieval Malbork

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Overview

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Malbork CastleVisible from the surrounding countryside, this towering brick castles is the most prominent feature of the town. Built in the 13th c. by the Teutonic knights, it provides at least half a day of exploration into the Middle Ages aided by English-speaking tour guide.Little HollandMalbork is situated an area of Poland that was once settled by Dutch Mennonites in the 17th and 18th centuries. There are Dutch-style houses as well as a canal system.Explore the town on foot!We had a great time taking long walks in the early evening around the town and castle area. Eating pierogies at the ...Read More

Hotel Zbyszko

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Hotel

Hotel Zbyszko Photo, Malbork, Poland
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This centrally located hotel provided good family accommodation. General: The hotel sits on an austere looking restaurant. The reception is on the first floor. The hotel staff was cordial and English-speaking. The rate for a three person room was around USD$60/night. Services: Our room was on the 3rd floor (no elevator). It had three single beds (one of which was a pull-out sofa). We also had two lounge chairs, a TV, and two windows with views out on to the back parking lot. We had a private bath, and breakfast was served in the restaurant on the ground floor. Secure parking was available behind the hotel for a minimal fee, which included a security g...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 14, 2005

Hotel Zbyszko
43 Ul. Kosciuszki
Malbork, Poland 82-200
+48(55)2722640

Hotel Zamek

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Hotel

Hotel Zamek Photo, Malbork, Poland
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This hotel has the best location in town just outside the Malbork Castle. Located in the former stable/living quarters, this hotel offers a comfortable stay. Description: The hotel offers secure parking outside the entrance that is monitored by an attendant. The lobby is on the ground floor and there is a small elevator that can take you to your room which is either on the first or second floors. The decor is Communist-era brown. This makes for a slightly dark and subdued feeling in the hallways, however, the hotel is clean and well maintained. More details: We ended up staying two nights since we liked the hotel and ended up booking another night after ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2005

Hotel Zamek
14 Ul Staroska
Malbork, Poland
+48 55 272 33 67

ZAMKOWA

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Restaurant | "ZAMKOWA (the Zamek Hotel)"

ZAMKOWA Photo, Malbork, Poland
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The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Zamek Hotel, which is located in the former stables/quarters of the Malbork Castle. The restaurant serves a great menu of Polish foods and English menus are available. We ate here for breakfast the two mornings we were at the hotel. Rolls, cheeses, sliced meats, and eggs were served with orange juice, tea, or coffee. We also ate here for dinner twice and enjoyed the meals very much. One note of warning, my mother and I ordered the duck with apples one night, which was fantastic-tasting. We did not understand from the menu that the price was actually by weight of the duck. They gave us huge servings, and thus eat plate was about $...Read More

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ZAMKOWA
ul. Starościńska 14
Malbork, Poland
48 (55) 272 33 67

Piwniczka

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Restaurant

Piwniczka Photo, Malbork, Poland
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This restaurant is actually located inside the castle. You can enter it from either inside the castle or you can enter from the side of the castle facing the river. At this entrance during the day, there are outside table and chairs on the lawn where it can be very pleasant to sit. Inside, the restaurant has a lot of atmosphere. The seating is on multiple levels. The brick walls and dark wood tables with benches give one the feeling that one is a knight come to eat near the kitchens. Although the variety of seating areas lead to the atmosphere, it unfortunately does not help the service. We ordered in German since the waitress we had did not speak english. The menus were printed...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 15, 2005

Piwniczka
Ul. Starościńska 1
Malbork, Poland
+48 (55) 273 36 68

Pizzeria Patrzakowie

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Restaurant | "Pizzeria PATRZAŁKOWIE (tea-house)"

Pizzeria Patrzakowie Photo, Malbork, Poland
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This cafe located in central Malbork across the street from Hotel Zbyszko was a real treat for our family. The cute yellow building has both seating outdoors at cafe tables or indoors at cute wooden tables with green checkered tablecloths. The seating area is medium-sized and reasonably clean. A menu was posted on the wall and English menus are available upon request. Order and pay for the food at the counter and then find a seat. It wasn't very busy either time we went, so there not much wait for seating or the food. We order savory and sweet pierogies (boiled dough with filling inside) which were very tasty. I enjoyed the ones filled with cheese for dinner and with strawberry fil...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 14, 2005

Pizzeria Patrzakowie
25 Ul Kociuszki
Malbork, Poland
+48 (55) 272 39 91

Malbork Castle

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Attraction

Malbork Castle Photo, Malbork, Poland
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Description: This 13th-century castle is enormous and has everything a castle should--a moat (dry), drawbridge, portculis, and more. The guided tour takes you through all of the different buildings from the knight's living quarters to the business offices, dining hall, kitchens, chapel, and a nice museum with many artifacts. Despite being almost completely leveled in WWII, the castle has been almost entire restored to its original design and you can hardly believe the photos from 1945. Only the main chapel is really left as a reminder (and is currently under renovation). They saved many of the sculptures from the bombing which are some of the only evidence left. The tour is ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 15, 2005

Malbork Castle
Ul. Staroska 1
Malbork, Poland