Poland-Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle is often referred to as one of the most beautiful castles in Poland and when the red brick masterpiece first came into view, all doubts that these were just exaggerations to get tourist traffic dissolved in my mind. The castle was built on the banks of the Nogat river by the Teutonic nights, who wanted to gain control of the surrounding area. It was badly bombed in World War II, but was meticulously reconstructed to restore it back to its original design. The castle itself is extensive and take at least two hours to roam around the grounds, but it’s well worth the time and was an interesting diversion to my trip.