Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of medieval defense architecture in Europe. It was built by the Teutonic Order in several stages from the end of the 13th century until the middle of the 15th century. During its history the castle was devastated several times. Nowadays, the building is almost completely restored and tourists can visit most parts of this enormous fortification. For the construction of the castle the Teutonic Knights used millions of bricks, making the castle the largest brick building in Europe. This monumental Gothic building still amazes and admires visitors. Today, the host of the fortress is the Castle Museum in Malbork that has planty of artistic, architectural and historical collections. The most interesting are the collections of amber products, militaria, antique coins, architectural details and sculptures.