Venture out of Gdansk and through the countryside to the medieval 13th century Castle of the Teutonic Order of Malbork, the largest castle in the world by land area. Malbork Castle was built by the Teutonic Knights, a Catholic religious order of crusaders still found today awarding knighthoods and performing charitable work. While no longer home to crusading knights or royal families, the castle serves as a museum housing numerous exhibits.
After visiting the castle, continue into the 1,200-year-old town of Toruń, which during medieval times was a key trading point in Europe. The birthplace of Copernicus, Toruń’s architecture includes incredible examples of Brick Gothic, Mannerism and Baroque styles. Having been spared from significant damage during WWII, the city is today a treasure trove of historical architecture and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here visit some of the most significant sites including the cathedral, City Hall, the birth home of Copernicus, as well as the Museum of Gingerbread, where baking traditions date back 1,000 years. Enjoy a live demonstration of how the dough has been made since the middle ages before having a chance to make your own gingerbread!
- Participants must be 13 years old and up.