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Papowo Biskupie - ruins of the Teutonic Knights’ Castle
Poland

A comparatively well-preserved ruin of a castle of the Teutonic Knights. Built in the 13th century, taken by the Polish forces in the 15th century, left to it’s fate for many years. There are lots of ccastle ruins of the  Teutonic Knights in Culmer Land / Ziemia Chełmińska in the North of Poland.

Copyright: Alexander Jensko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10712x5356
Taken: 08/04/2012
Uploaded: 12/04/2012
Updated: 06/08/2014
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Tags: teutonic; knights; poland; germany; history; architecture; deutsche; orden; ritter; krzyzacy; krzyzacki; zamek; castle; burg; ruins; kulm; kulmerland; eidechsenbund; bund vor gewalt
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