It is impossible to write about the history of the Lidzbark residence, quote chronicle notes and passages of scientific studies, without bending over the magnificence of the architecture of the "Monument of History", which is proof of the developed imagination and craftsmanship of medieval builders. Let's move on to a detailed analysis of the most interesting details and solutions that make the Heilsberg castle a pearl in the crown of Gothic residences.
One of them decorates a place that is the equivalent of a Teutonic chapter house, i.e. a spacious, former meeting room on the first floor of the southern wing. We are talking about the part of the castle that we pass first, because it is through the gate in the mentioned wing that we pass, heading towards the courtyard. The meeting room was one of those that were treated quite ruthlessly by the fire of 1442. The power of the element caused that the vaults there fell all the way to the cellars! The rebuilt, "starry" astral form indeed took on. A careful observer will notice, however, that "celestial bodies" differ from each other, although it would seem that they are copies of each other! We, undeterred by the architectural asymmetry, admired the dance of light and darkness, being able to visit the residence just after dark...
Cragoe Davidson Carol, How to Read Architecture, Warsaw 2012;
Rzempołuch Andrzej, Castle in Lidzbark Warmiński, Warsaw 2020;
Wółkowski Wojciech, Castle of the Bishops of Warmia in Lidzbark Warmiński. Dzieje budowlane i problemy konserwatorskie, Olsztyn 2016.