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Old December 29th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #41
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Malbork is a town in northern Poland in the Żuławy region, with 41,000 inhabitants. Situated in the Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, it was previously assigned to Elbląg Voivodeship.

The town was built in Prussia around the fortress Ordensburg Marienburg which was founded in 1274 on the east bank of the river Nogat by the Teutonic Knights. Both the castle and the town of Marienburg were named for their patron saint, the Virgin Mary. This fortified castle became the seat of the Teutonic Order and Europe's largest Gothic fortress. During the Thirteen Years War, the castle of Marienburg was pawned by the Teutonic Order to their imperial soldiers from Bohemia. They sold the castle in 1457 to King Casimir IV of Poland in lieu of their pay. This separated the castle from the city in political terms, as the citizens there did resist Poland.

Under continuous construction for nearly 230 years, Marienburg Castle/Malbork, is actually three castles nested in one another. A classic example of a medieval fortress, it is the world’s largest brick castle and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe. The castle was in the process of being restored when World War II broke out. During the war, the castle was over 50% destroyed. Restoration has been ongoing since the war. The castle and its museum are listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #42
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I love Poland the people there are so nice when I go there a feel at home.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #43
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I would like to see some winter/snow shots of these cities!
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 03:31 AM   #44
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Great photos

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Old January 3rd, 2009, 01:25 PM   #45
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pics are beautiful,seems you liked Poland very much. Please visit Poznań, Kraków, Wrocław,Lublin, Zakopane next time, cities are really beautiful.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #46
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pics are beautiful,seems you liked Poland very much. Please visit Poznań, Kraków, Wrocław,Lublin, Zakopane next time, cities are really beautiful.
Yes indeed, Poland is a great place to visit. But with only 3 weeks we had to make a selection. We hope to revisit your beautiful country in the future. Those cities you mentioned are on our to-visit-list.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #47
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Thanks for this photo relation from your journey over Poland.
BTW many places have changed since yours trip, for example revitalised platform in Sopot, wharf in Gdynia and so other.
We have had Local elections recently and in gdynia was the higher support for president of the previous term (87%). There is joke that we have some kind of Lukaszenko (president of Belarus) cause of so high support
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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #48
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Thanks Rombi.
We should and shall revisit Poland in the future. But I think we will visit the southern part of your beautiful country.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #49
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Hey Benonie, thanks for the pics.
i saw them already on the HHF,
im going in february one week to poland and i'll do the same things as you;
we stay 3 days in Gdansk and 3 days in Warsaw, cant wait!
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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:15 PM   #50
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Cool! Don't forget your pullover and gloves. It won't be as hot as August...
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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:22 PM   #51
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Lovey Poland. A great coutrywith a great history...these pictures show it.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 12:15 AM   #52
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amazing Malbork. This would be a great setting for a medieval film, staging of Macbeth or even a vampire film. Apparently plans are afoot to rebuild that street that is currently lined with commie blocks.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 12:58 AM   #53
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amazing Malbork. This would be a great setting for a medieval film, staging of Macbeth or even a vampire film. Apparently plans are afoot to rebuild that street that is currently lined with commie blocks.
That would be incredible. Commie blocks ruin many former eastern bloc cities' landscapes.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 01:21 AM   #54
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I think in this case it should be done to complete to medieval ensemble and what a stunning location. When I was in Poland last I could it from the train en route to Warsaw from Gdansk and I so regret not stopping, but Gdansk was so much more intense than I expected.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 02:11 AM   #55
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That would be incredible. Commie blocks ruin many former eastern bloc cities' landscapes.
They're not going anywhere, perhaps they plan to change the pavement and stuff.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 02:17 AM   #56
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interestingly charming city.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 07:53 PM   #57
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I don't think it's necessary to demolish the commieblocks. They're not that big and don't dominate the area.
And the main entrance to the castle is on the other side anyway.
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