Royal palace, hunter’s castle, widow’s residence - with its white gables, Colditz Castle is one of the most beautiful monuments of the 16th Century in Central Germany - and an excursion place for anyone interested in history.
During the Second World War, the castle was a prisoner of war camp for high-ranking officers of the western allies, such as Winston Churchhill’s nephew and the former English King George VI. - legends of military history.
The »escape museum« tells of imaginative escape attempts. But also the whispering arch, the Renaissance portal of the castle chapel, the horse pond and the castle tower with the Walhaz canopy are impressive testimonies of the castle's history.
History of Colditz Castle
Mentioned for the first time in 1046 in a marriage certificate as Codlitz Castle, the castle later becomes a lunatic asylum, concentration camp and prisoner of war camp. Find out more about the eventful history.
Find out more about the impressive history of the castle. The »Escape Museum« tells of ingenious escape attempts from the detention centre undertaken by imprisoned officers of the western allies during the Second World War. Sound stations and historical film material make the tales and display exhibits into an impressive collection.