I will visit Malbork on January and I tried to e-mail Malbork Castle, but didn't get an answer...
I read in a guidebook that in the off-season months there are no English-speaking guided tours in the Castle, and if you need one you have to arrange on the spot, and pay about 150 zl, which you can share with fellow travelers-in case there are any around interested to join in-.
In some sites I read comments that an English-speaking guide wasn't available on the spot though. Was anyone recently in Malbork to let me know what the situation is? Should I try to call the Castle a couple of days prior to my visit and pre-arrange a tour? Should I look for a private guide? Are any English-speaking audio-guides to be found? Are there any guide books (in English!) available on site,and are they good enough so as not to look for a guide person?
Any help and information would be much appreciated!
Thank you and Seasonal Wishes!