stretching southeast from Gdańsk, is an area in the Vistula delta, below sea level, which Dutch settlers originally developed. Arcade houses, windmills and little village churches as well as historical land reclamation facilities are characteristic of Żuławy. Nearby stands Malbork, home to the famous Teutonic castle complex. The 14th-century castle was the capital of the powerful state of the monastic Teutonic Knights for 150 years – today it is a rich museum. Light and sound performances and knights’ tournaments are held here all summer long. Those who enjoy historic technology and engineering will be interested in a trip along the 19th century Elbląg Canal and its lock system.