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|Course:||The Teutonic Knights: Architecture & History|
|Start Date:||9th February 2018|
|End Date:||11th February 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£321.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£215.00 What's included?|
The Teutonic Knights were a military order like the Templars and Knights of St John, but unique in creating their own state in East Prussia, where they embarked on one of the most effective and remarkable programmes of castle building in the middle ages, often in cooperation with the Hanseatic League of merchants. We look at their history and those castles, including a brief period in Southern Transylvania, where they consolidated the frontier of the Hungarian Kingdom with fortified churches. The high point is the enormous achievement of Marienburg, their headquarters and the largest brick castle in Europe.
Mark Powell is a tour guide and lecturer on Eastern Europe. He has published a number of articles on Architecture Interalia in the Architectural Review.Back to List
I love going to Dillington. Where is there like it? Arriving is like a decompression, a deep breath of pure air. The programmes of courses, concerts and talks are exceptional. The company is delightful; the food and the ambiance add to the pleasure; and all set in a magical landscape which seems to me a secret Somerset paradise. In a world of increasing dislocation, Dillington has a real sense of its place in the world.