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What the world's largest castle in Poland looks like: there is a "secret passage between two cities" and areas where even dogs are afraid to enter

Malbork Castle is the largest in the world

In northern Poland, in the city of Malbork, there is a mysterious castle that is twice as big as Buckingham Palace and is considered the largest in the world. It covers an area of 21 hectares and is famous for its Gothic stone style, rooms that are off-limits even to employees, and the legend of a 20-kilometer long long-distance passage.

The castle is supposedly haunted, but guard dogs are afraid to enter some rooms. Interestingly, Malbork was built over 132 years from the beginning of the 14th century. An employee of the palace under the nickname ArdArt decided to tell us more about the building on Reddit.

What the world's largest castle in Poland looks like: there is a ''secret passage between two cities'' and areas where even dogs are afraid to enter

He admitted that he had not been to all the rooms of the castle. Many rooms are closed, and some are forbidden to enter even for employees.

"I have been in every room that is accessible to tourists and some that are not. There are many others that I have not seen and I doubt I ever will. I don't think I have a favorite room, but if I were to choose a place to spend a lot of time, I would choose the moat because it surrounds the castle, so you can see it from all sides," the employee admitted.

Asked by commentators whether he had any ghost stories, the employee recalled rumors that the German shepherds of the guards "are afraid to enter certain areas when checking the castle at night."

What the world's largest castle in Poland looks like: there is a ''secret passage between two cities'' and areas where even dogs are afraid to enter

Many places in the building are closed to tourists. For example, above the main gate, there is a door 2 to 3 meters high, and to get there, you need a ladder, which is not available.

According to legend, there is a hidden 20 km long underground passage between the castle and the nearest two towns to Malbork. "I have no opinion on its existence. I have heard some people say that it is just a legend, while others have said that they have seen a part of it blocked up in the forest," ArdArt writes.

What the world's largest castle in Poland looks like: there is a ''secret passage between two cities'' and areas where even dogs are afraid to enter

It is worth noting that the castle had an interesting heating system, thanks to which the technology of underfloor heating already existed in the XIV century. But now the palace is heated using modern methods.

"I'm not sure about the exact temperature, but there was a huge room that was filled with hot stones from time to time. The room was connected by ventilation holes to the most important rooms of the castle, so they had floor heating. Now the castle is heated by electricity," the worker said.

What the world's largest castle in Poland looks like: there is a ''secret passage between two cities'' and areas where even dogs are afraid to enter

In particular, ArdArt highlighted a fact that it considers the most interesting in the history of the palace. It is the name of the toilet tower, because it is named after a neighboring city.

"Gdanisko is the name of the tower, Gdańsk is the name of the city. If I were a citizen of this city, I would not be proud," the employee summarized.

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