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Gothic architecture in Northern Poland is based on bricks. Due to lack of stone in Pommerania region, brick was most durable. Teutonic Order used bricks as main building stuff. All castles, stongholds, churches and fortifications wer built in bricks. There are many magnificent examples of gothic architecture including Malbork Castle, brick churches in Gdansk, Old Town in Chełmno/Kulm or castle in Gniew.
During Teutonic Order trip you will explore the history of the Northern Crusades. We will see evidences how the Teutonic Knights became a Medieval power in the South Baltic region. It was in the 13th century when first Teutonic Order knights came to Poland with the task of christianizing the pagans in the neighboring Prussia. They were successful in their mission and gradually exerted control over Prussian lands. Within 100 years Prussia was covered with a very dense network of castles.