Welcome to Malbork
Around 30km southeast of Gdańsk, the quiet, rural town of Malbork would be bypassed by 99% of foreigners were it not for its astounding castle, one of the unmissables of any trip to Poland, and a stunning spectacle both inside and out. Top dog among Polish fortifications, the magnificent Unesco-listed structure is a classic example of a medieval fortress and Europe’s largest Gothic castle to boot. The fortress is an easy day trip from Gdańsk by train. It’s probably not worth overnighting here as there’s precious little to Malbork other than its Gothic pile.