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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Malbork Castle Museum

Malbork Castle Museum
ul. StaroScinska 1, Malbork 82-200, Poland
+48 55 647-08-00(-02)
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Malbork
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great value tourist attraction, make sure you take some form of photo ID for the audio guide, or else you will be walking round a bit blind, even with a guide book, there is so much to see, be prepared for lots of walking. Take a taxi from the train station, it isn't far but you will need to save your legs, particularly on a hot day, Plan your visit carefully, can get very busy with school trips etc.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Malbork is a must see attraction. From Gdańsk it is a fast drive on S4, and then A1. Also, driving on Road #22 was not a problem. However, the heavy stop-and-go traffic started in Malbork. The signs in the city direct you to the large parking lot near the castle. However, there are no signs from the parking to the castle. Go north and west and soon you will see the castle walls. Also, the ticket booth is not clearly marked, and you have to buy the tickets before you enter the main castle gate ~ the wooden covered bridge over moat.
The estimated time of visit is three hours, but you can easily spend more time over there. The castle is full of history and art crafts from the Teutonic Order era. Additionally, there are some unrelated exhibitions, like the amber exhibits, armors and weapons exhibits, and wooden religion statuettes. Also, there are the elements of the modern art all over the castle.

Visited June 2013
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“fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a huge multi-story building with maze like passageways. There are lots of tourists, and good typical Polish food is available outside the gate. You can take the regional train from Warsaw and do a longish walk to the castle. I would recommend getting the English headsets, as we toured with only a small book and had a most enjoyable visit, but it was hard to find exactly where we wanted to go.

Visited June 2013
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Alabama, USA
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“Enormous Polish Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It is a very large brick castle that was built in the 1200's. It was partially destroyed in WWll and has been restored. I recommend taking the audio tour in English. You can wander around at your leisure while listening to the guide.

Visited July 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Marlboro Castle gives two immediate impressions: red brick and it's size. It is a large castle and very popular as a tourist attraction, both with Polish and foreign visitors. A little expensive, but this is understandable, given the considerable maintenance costs that must be required. Polish, English and German speaking guides were available on the day of our visit. Additionally, individual hand held electronic guide devices are available.

Basic tour last around three hours, but a full day could be needed to begin to appreciate the location.

For me the most significant and interesting aspect of the visit was renovation works undertaken since 1945. I had almost completed the three hour tour and was lulled into thinking the castle must have escaped the ravages of WWII. Then photographs appeared of the damage left in 1945. The repairs/renovations are amazing!

Lots of souvenir shops, both inside and outside the castle, plus various entertainments for children. Several cafes and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Excellent day's visit for the history enthusiast and the family.

Visited July 2013
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