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Colditz Castle

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A lost place comes to life. On an emotional journey through time with an interactive tablet!

Prisoner of war camp, insane asylum, hospital: Colditz Castle near Leipzig looks back on an eventful history. It was once a magnificent hunting lodge, later a symbol of the desire for freedom. The unrenovated state of many rooms gives the place a unique lost place character. The castle has been empty for years, but its walls harbour centuries of secrets. From 17 April 2024, they will be brought back to life with the "HistoPad" tablet guide.

You will get to know the Renaissance castle of Frederick the Wise in the 16th century and digitally enter the once stately chambers. You can also experience the time of the Second World War, when Colditz Castle was a prisoner of war camp for high-ranking officers of the Western Allies. Marvel at the creative escape attempts of the prisoners. Test at an adventure station whether you would have succeeded in escaping from Colditz Castle in a glider and go on a treasure hunt with the tablet. Eyewitness accounts bring the Colditz hospital chapter back to life. Discover the castle interactively and learn adventurous stories - goosebumps guaranteed!

Colditz Castle. We bring history to life.

The "Colditz Classic" concerts take place six times a year at Colditz Castle on a Blüthner grand piano. The organiser is Stadt, Land, Schloss gGmbH. The concerts are part of the "BurgenLandKlänge" brand.

Make more of your excursion
The  "Schlösserland erleben"app guarantees you a special excursion experience to suit your taste. With personalised tips, 360° tours and much more. For your perfect day at Colditz Castle. Download the app free of charge from the Apple App Store or from the Google Playstore.

Today, international guests reside royally in the modern Europa Youth Hostel and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Colditz Castle during events and guided tours.

Six times a year, the "Colditz Classic" concerts take place on a Blüthner grand piano. The organiser is Stadt, Land, Schloss gGmbH. The concerts are part of the "BurgenLandKlänge" brand.

Hiking in Colditz:

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Colditz Castle
Schlossgasse 1
04680 Colditz

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Website: www.schloss-colditz.de/en/home

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