History Highlights, Teutonic Knights..Deutscher Orden

There once existed a German state, governed by Warrior Monks, that ruled over all the lands along the Baltic Sea for 300 years

Prussia circa 1250, Teutonic Knights Charge during winter, their favorite season in the Northern Crusades. Much of German history is not well known ...for example, there were successful Crusades conducted in northern Europe for hundreds of years and the largest castle ever built in Europe was a German crusader castle, the Marienburg. There once existed… Continue reading There once existed a German state, governed by Warrior Monks, that ruled over all the lands along the Baltic Sea for 300 years

History Highlights, Notes on German Culture, Old Germany...lost territory, prussia, Teutonic Knights..Deutscher Orden

Teutonic Knights and their descendants, the Baltic Germans, prospered for 700 years in north eastern Europe.

Teutonic Knights have such a compelling history...their story has all the makings of a great mini-series. In its first 200 years, the Teutonic Order was invincible. Its heavy cavalry of ordained Catholic monks, clad in white surcoats with black crosses, numbered some 3000 men. They were the best in Europe and formed the core of… Continue reading Teutonic Knights and their descendants, the Baltic Germans, prospered for 700 years in north eastern Europe.