#19 Malbork, Poland
The largest medieval castle in Europe is only 65 kilometers away from Gdansk. The stones of red-bladder, according to the saying, got the color of the blood from those who had been killed here. In the 16th century, III. Pope Celestine allowed the German Knights Order members, to live in this castle. Later, they established a state, which was allowed by IX. Pope Gregory, the area is donated to the Knights Order for everlasting times. A multi-part castle system fascinates those arriving from far. In this castle, every year, the castle of the Crusaders’ War is held in which Jagello’s knights try to take Malbork. At this time, they will make a real medieval mood for visitors not only with the tournament of knights but also with the market of medieval crafts.