The city, where the knights once had a fortress, is consecrating a church crypt and displaying the newly discovered skeletons of three of the order’s 14th- and 15th-century military leaders. The aim is to promote tourism.
The ceremony began Saturday with a Roman Catholic Mass celebrated by local priests and modern-day representatives of the Teutonic order. Today it is a religious order based in Austria devoted to charity.
The remains were discovered in Kwidzyn in 2008.