The Teutonic Knights built about one hundred castles in the lands of modern Poland and the Kaliningrad Region. The structures were used for defense purposes. Their strong walls sheltered soldiers and secured both knights and evacuated ordinary people against attacks.
In times of peace, castles served as permanent bases for garrisons and assembly points for the army. In all cases, a castle had a chapel, a dining room, bedrooms, a hospital, and stables. Castle walls are silent eyewitnesses of dramas and tragedies, sanguinary battles and merry festivities in commemoration of the victory over the enemy. By touching them, you touch the eternity.
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