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Grunwald

Grunwald is the site of a great battle, a bloody battle, the feat of arms of a army of many thousands, when a huge unified Polish-Lithuanian army (about 29 thousand soldiers) led by Vladislav Jagailo defeated the 21 thousandth army of the crusaders of the Teutonic Order. It is difficult to describe in words how much this place means to the Poles, it’s easier to give a couple of comparisons. Grunwald is somewhat Polish Kulikovo field or the famous Borodino, which once and for all turned the tide of the war. In a word, a place of greatness, pride and joy. I must say, very deserved.

Nowadays, a historic reconstruction festival takes place every July on the Grunwald Field, during which you can see with your own eyes an old medieval battle with knights, horses and swords. And also go to the museum, have a bite to eat in a knight’s tavern and pay tribute to the mighty warriors at the memorial.
But for starters, we’ll go deep a couple of centuries ago, on July 15, 1410, when the famous battle of Grunwald took place. Why was it so important? Very, very many – it not only dealt an irreparable blow to the Teutonic Order, once and for all condemning a bold brotherhood to oblivion, but also redistributed the balance of forces in Eastern Europe, and also marked the rise of the Polish-Lithuanian Union. Grunwald became the decisive battle of the Great War of 1409-1411. At the end of this terrible and bloody day of the battle, many Teutons were killed and captured, the order could not recover from defeat, and the burden of reparations and internal conflicts completely nullified the once powerful force.

The Battle of Grunwald was one of the largest in medieval Europe, and to this day is considered one of the most important victories in the history of Poland and Lithuania.
The Battle of Grunwald was one of the largest in medieval Europe, and to this day is considered one of the most important victories in the history of Poland and Lithuania.

The best time to visit the field is during the days of a historical festival. In addition to the battle, you can also stare at all kinds of sword tournaments, archery competitions and listen to bard song contests.
Grunwald
Coordinates
Address: Stebark, 14-107 Gierzwałd (Muzeum Bitwy Grunwaldzkiej). Grunwald is located in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, 17 km south-west of the city of Olsztynek, near the village of Stembark.

Opening hours of the museum: from May 1 to September 15, 8: 00-18: 00, the cost of visiting 6 PZL. You can walk around the memorial and the field all year round, but in winter, of course, it will be a dubious pleasure – as a rule, everything is covered with snow.

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