Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe. It is a classic example of a medieval fortress which was built from 1274 until 1457. The fortress, which was built in several stages, takes the form of three architectural groupings, each separated by a moat and protected by its own fortifications. The Upper Castle is the nucleus of the complex. The Middle Castle consists of three wings with the Grand Master’s Palace. The Lower Castle incorporates a series of independent outbuildings. From 1309 to 1457 Malbork Castle was the headquarters of the Teutonic Knights and the capital city of their country.
It is situated 112km from Puck.