A to Z challenge- F for Fortress

(Middle School Bell Rings)

Teacher/Me: Hello Class! Please sit down and no talking.

Teacher: Today we will be learning about the biggest castle in the world. Malbork Castle!

All Students:(Groan)

Teacher: Does anybody no where Malbork Castle is located? (No one raised their hands).

Teacher: Well then, Malbork Castle is located in Poland. It has an area of 143,591 miles squared.

Student 1: Why was it created then?

Teacher: I’m glad you asked that. Malbork Castle was created  in 1274, to strengthen and protect the Teutonic Order of Holy Mary in Jerusalem. This was a knights order limited to the German aristocracy.

Student 2: Was the castle actually that big?

Teacher: No, it was expanded on many times because of the growing number of knights.

All Students: What does it look like?

Teacher: Well the castle is and authentic gothic type of castle created by the Germans. It’s huge red bricks and intimidating size was meant to strike fear into the Polish warriors. Any other questions class?

(No one answers)

Teacher: Well then let’s continue on. Malbork castle has constantly been rebuilt under famous German architects. Even though it was meant to defend against the Polish they still took it over in 1475.

Student 3: How come it was destroyed?

Teacher: Ah, very good question. While the Polish had it under their control they faced a new enemy, the Kingdom of Prussia. They took over the castle and decided to lay waste upon them. Additionally, in 1945, after WWII, the Germans had the castle and was using it to defend against the Red Army.

Student 3: So the castle has been taken over many times because it’s powerful symbolism.

Teacher: Yes, 1,000 points to you for actually paying attention!

(Middle School Bell Rings Again)

Teacher: That’s it class, remember there’s a test on this Friday.

(All Students Groan)

(Student walks up)

Student: Can we go there?

Teacher: NO!!!

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Information From:

“Castles.info.” Castles.info – Malbork Castle. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.

Picture From:

“Malbork Castle The Largest Castle In The World.” Around The Globe. N.p., 04 Mar. 2017. Web. 24 May 2017.

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