My Unforgettable Week in Poland

Hi, I’m Vlad. I spent an interesting, exciting and unforgettable week in Poland in June. I was there at the camp together with my friends from judo club and our coach.

The first day of our trip was very tiring because it took us twenty hours on the bus to get to the camp. What is more, we spent three hours at the customs.

Our camp was in the suburbs of Chelmno, which is a small town in northern Poland.

Chełmno is a town in northern Poland near the Vistula river with 18,915 inhabitants. The city’s name Chełmno comes from chelm, the old Polish word for hill. The first written mention of Chełmno is known from a document issued in 1065.

Chełmno has a well-preserved medieval center, with five Gothic churches and a beautiful Renaissance town hall in the middle of the market square.

The Old Town is one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

Our days were very busy and we didn’t have any spare moment. We played tennis and  volleyball. I had a chance to play tennis with professional sportsmen. It was fun. I liked a big and clean swimming pool and enjoyed swimming there. One more thing which I liked very much was tasty food but I hated their fried zander.

I was impressed by the beauty of Chelmno. My friends and I enjoyed walking in the centre of the town and we also went shopping there. I bought some gifts for my family.

The highlight of our stay in Poland was an excursion to Malbork castle. I found out that it is the largest castle in the world.

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is a 13th-century Teutonic castle and fortress located near the town of Malbork, Poland. It is the largest castle in the world.

It was originally constructed by the Teutonic Knights, a German Catholic religious order of crusaders, in a form of an Ordensburg fortress. The Order named it Marienburg in honour of Mary, mother of Jesus. In 1457 it was sold to King Casimir IV of Poland  and it then served as one of several Polish royal residences and the seat of Polish offices and institutions.

The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and, on its completion in 1406, was the world’s largest brick castle. UNESCO designated the “Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork” and the Malbork Castle Museum a World Heritage Site in December 1997.

Malbork Castle is also one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments.

I had a great week in Poland and my time in the camp was the best. Have you ever been to Poland?