Castle Knights - Teutonic Gothic fortress monastery defensive features. Teutonic Knights in Prussia was built about 200 castles. Built mostly in the second half of the fourteenth century, the oldest of the thirteenth century were built of logs, earth and clay and then the brick and field stones. In the fourteenth century, has developed a typical form of the Teutonic castle, consisting of economic and religious house-castle - the castle proper - posadowionego a square or rectangle, the foundation stone. The castle housed the relevant magazines, business and residential premises. Usual three-storey building. Was surrounded by an internal courtyard with two-storey porch. On the ground floor of the castle proper fit utility rooms, on the first floor: living room, chapel, kitchen, dining room, hall meetings, on the second floor were stores and armory. Typically, the chapel, chapter house and refectory were dwunawowymi spaces with columns in the middle. Gothic vaults, and ribbed ogival. Walls decorated with paintings.