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Colditz Castle, Colditz

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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. Use our Colditz family vacation planner to add Colditz Castle and other attractions to your Colditz vacation plans.
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  • We were staying in the hostel next door and hadn't booked a tour or tickets to the museum, we turned up with a group unexpected and the staff couldn't have been more helpful even squeezing in a quick ...  more »
  • We had pre-booked(on line) the 2 hour tour in English, which was led by Steffi, whose English was excellent and she was a great "raconteur". With only a small group of 7 visitors, Steffi was easily ab...  more »
  • This year, we have brought our youth hostel card from the drawer and made a small tour. Very nice century with historical Hintergrund.Hier is embedded one resting in a beautiful landscape. To the hiking inviting.
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  • Brilliant I have been wanting to come since I was a kid! We didn't have much time but one of the guides was willing to do an unscheduled tour for me and my friend! Excellent!
  • MAKE TO TAKE THE EXTENDED TOUR WORTH EVERY CENT
  • Beautiful place and the most surprising during our trip... The photos do not show the whole magnificence of the castle - a must see!
  • Wonderful castle with amazing recent history, the tour is very good and available in English, staff very friendly
  • Museum is small but interesting - we needed to time visit with one of the guided tours to get the full benefit

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