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Colditz Castle, Colditz

#6 of 166 in Museums in Saxony
Must see · Castle · History Museum
With a 1,000-year history, Colditz Castle was built in the 11th century to be a royal hunting lodge, the castle was repurposed as a mental hospital and sanatorium in 1829. The building's most infamous role, however, was as a prisoner-of-war camp for high-ranking Allied officers during World War II (many of whom successfully escaped). During your visit, you can see the actual escape artifacts, escape tunnels, and uniforms of the prisoners in the O Flag IVC Escape Museum. Newly renovated and repainted to reflect its look before the war, the castle also contains a chapel, a World War II display dedicated to Poland, and a souvenir shop. See Colditz Castle and all Colditz has to offer by arranging your trip with our Colditz day trip planning tool.
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  • Alex really is a wonderful tour guide. He knew so much about the tour and happily took us round well beyond the 1.5 hours we had booked in for. Make sure to e-mail in advance and book a tour. It...  more »
  • On Friday 11 Sept 2020 we had a tour around the Colditz Castle from our tour guide Steffi Schubert. What a guide Steffi. Steffi told so many interesting story's of the WW2 period of Colditz and with.....  more »
  • We did the 2 hour tour and were entertained by Steffi our guide. Very interesting. Worth doing
  • A great place to visit sadly we couldn’t do the guided tour. But the museum is well worth it. Some items were not found until the 1990s. We spent a couple of hrs here and we found it very interesting.
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