Colditz Castle Organ
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Colditz Castle Organ | Photo: Spitzner

Our organ – an instrument from the 19th Century – played a huge role in the construction of the escape tunnel, which was dug by French prisoners in 1941. Playing the organ was intended to drown out the noises from tunnel building. The organist could turn out the light for the tunnel diggers using a signal device. This is how to told the escapees to fall silent if guards were carrying out checks in the chapel. The signal device was disguised as a mouse trap and it can still be seen today in the Escape Museum.

 

 

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Gesellschaft Schloss Colditz e. V.
On behalf of the State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit

Schlossgasse 1
04680 Colditz

+49 (0) 34381 43777