Malbork Castle – Visit the World’s Largest Castle

Join our tour and see the amazing Malbork Castle! Since the end of 1997, Malbork Castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the official national Historic Monuments of Poland.

Malbork Castle is a 13th-century Teutonic castle and fortress. It is located near the town of Malbork in Poland as well as the river Nogat. Moreover, measured by the land area it is the world’s largest castle.

The History

Teutonic Knights built the castle in the 13th century. In the early 14th century, the Grand Master Siegfried von Feuchtwanged moved his office into Malbork. Then, big transformations in the castle began. They originally named it Marienburg in honor of the Virgin Mary.

The Malbork Castle was expanded few times due to the growing number of Knights. Once, 3,000 knights lived there. For that reason, it became the largest fortified Gothic building in Europe.

The castle has numerous layers of defensive walls as well as subdivisions. It consists of three separate castles. You will see the High, Middle and also Lower Castles. The castles are separated by many dry moats as well as towers.

During the Thirteen Years War in 1457, King Casimir IV of Poland bought the castle. Since that year, it served as one of the Polish royal residences. Malbork Castle was filling this function for over 300 years.

That situation changed in 1772 due to the Partitions of Poland. During that time the High Castle served as the castle’s supply storehouse. Polish Kings often stayed in the castle. Especially when they were traveling to the Gdansk. Polish officials from nearby cities as well as villages resided in the castle. Then, Prussia annexed the town as well as the castle.


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Later, in 1945, during World War II more than half of the castle was destroyed. After WWII, the Malbork Castle as well as Malbork city again became parts of Poland.

Sadly, in 1959 fire in the castle caused even more damages. Then, the castle was mostly reconstructed. In 1961, people founded the Castle Museum. 4 years later the amber exhibition was opened.

After many years, in April 2016 the castle was repaired again and now its restoration is completed.

The Collection

You will be able to see many collections in Malbork Castle. For example, you will see the Amber Collection, beautiful ceramics, ornated tails, and many sculptures. Moreover, you will see glass art and also stained glass collection.

You will also find lots of furniture as well as paintings and textiles. You need to visit Malbork Castle yourself to see all of them!

Malbork Castle Sightseeing

There are many expositions for you to see.


The High Castle

  • Witold Cell
  • Corner Room – Stained Glass Exhibition
  • Convent Kitchen
  • Chapter House
  • The Chambers of Dignitaries
  • Gdanisko
  • The Blessed Virgin Mary Church
  • Convent Chamber
  • Convent Refectory
  • St. Anne’s Chapel
  • Dormitories

The Middle Castle

  • The Grand Refectory
  • Kitchen and cook’s chamber
  • The Medieval System of Heating
  • The eastern wing of the Middle Castle – The Amber
  • Collection
  • Cellars under the Grand Master’s Palace
  • Passage with the Apocalypse
  • St. Bartholomew’s Chapel
  • Historical weapon exhibition
  • Infirmary

Grand Master’s Palace

  • Office
  • Low Vestibule and Entrance Hall
  • Królewiec Hall
  • Winter Refectory
  • Bedroom
  • Summer Refectory
  • High Vestibule
  • Grand Master’s Chapel


  • Northern Terrace – Lapidarium
  • Eastern Terrace – Cementary
  • Southern Terrace – Garden
  • Western Terrace – Mill
  • Karwan

Malbork Castle Opening Hours


On Monday’s interiors of the Museum are CLOSED. You can still visit the castle and some parts of the museum.

  • Summer season May 01 – September 30

The exhibitions are opened from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. The castle is opened one hour longer. Counters are opened half an hour before and after the exhibitions.

Moreover, there is an option to visit the Malbork Castle at night! If you are interested in that you need to show up at 8.45 pm.

  • Winter season October 01 – April 30

The exhibitions are opened from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The castle is opened one hour longer. Counters are opened half an hour before and after the exhibitions.

Moreover, there is an option to visit the Malbork Castle at night! If you are interested in that you need to show up at 7.30 pm.

Malbork Castle Tickets

Single tickets

All the tickets are including a guide or audioguide.

  • During winter season

Normal ticket: 45 PLN/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 35 PLN

Discount ticket: 35 PLN/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 25 PLN

  • During summer season

Normal ticket: 47 PLN/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 37 PLN

Discount ticket: 37 PLN/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 27 PLN

  • If you want to visit the castle after closing the interiors:

Normal ticket: 7 PLN

Discount ticket: 4 PLN


Family tickets

Family tickets involve 1 or 2 adults with kids between 7 to 16 years old. All the tickets are including a guide or audioguide. If you are using a reduced price you only have 1,5-hour sightseeing with a guide instead of 3.5 hours.

  • During winter season

4 person family: 150 PLN/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 110 PLN

  • During summer season

4 person family: 158 PLN/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 118 PLN


Group tickets

In one group can be a maximum of 40 people. If there is more, you need to split into smaller groups and buy additional guides up.

The guide will always cost you 250 PLN. Audioguide will cost you 8 PLN per person during the winter season and 10 PLN per person during the summer season.

  • Normal ticket: 37 PLN per person/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 27 PLN per person
  • Discount ticket: 27 PLN per person/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 17 PLN per person
  • School ticket: 11 PLN per person/ from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm 6 PLN per person

Night tours

  • Normal ticket: 40 PLN
  • Reduced ticket: 30 PLN

Malbork Castle Tours



If you don’t like organizing everything alone, our guided tour to Malbork Castle will be the perfect option for you! Usually, all the guides in the castle are busy. With our tour, you don’t need to worry about the guide. He will always be with you ready to answer your questions!


Malbork Castle Private Tour

Join our private tour to Malbork Castle! Your driver will pick you up from Gdansk, Gdynia or Sopot and take you to this amazing castle! You will not only have a guide but also skip the line tickets!

Your guide will show you this beautiful Gothic castle and also tell you the history of this place. You will see many chambers, towers as well as weapons and armor.

This is a 6-hour tour and it is available from Tuesday to Sunday at 7.00 am, 9.00 am, 10.00 am and also 12.00 am. Pick the best day as well as time for you and join our amazing tour! You can book the tour here!


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