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As Ordensburgen is called the most in the 13th and 14th century by order of knights built castles .


Many religious castles lack the otherwise typical keep . The complex is mostly similar to that of a monastery due to the religious character of the order in terms of division and purpose . Typical for this type of castle is an almost square courtyard with a cloister , which is enclosed by a building square . The order castle consisted of the commander's apartment , the knights' dormitories ( dormitory ), the chapel , the remter ( refectory ) and the chapter house , the last three of which were usually particularly stately and covered with artistic vaults . The largest and best known order castle is the Marienburg

See also

Schlochau Castle floor plan


  • Otto Piper: Castle studies . R. Piper & Co. Verlag, Munich 1912.
  • Karl Emil Gebauer : Time of the construction of various castles of the Teutonic Order in Prussia. According to the provisions of the history of Prussia by J. Voigt . In: New Prussian Provincial Papers . Volume 10, Königsberg 1850, pp. 470-472.

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Wiktionary: Ordensburg  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations