Those who spend the night at Colditz Castle have the opportunity to sleep in a place rich in history. It served as an internment camp for high-ranking Western Allies during World War II, including Winston Churchill's nephew. The spectacular escape attempts of the prisoners have been chronicled in several books and films – and have made Colditz world famous.
Today, Colditz Castle in the Leipziger Land accommodates the European Youth Hostel with its special international flair. Up to 171 guests can stay in the 34 bright, friendly and modern rooms. There are also many conference and common rooms available. Musicians will find the best rehearsal and working conditions in the adjacent Landesmusikakademie Sachsen. No one will get bored here thanks to a wide range of sightseeing tours, readings, bicycle tours, hikes or rubber dinghy tours.
European Youth Hostel Colditz Castle
Hostel manager: Stefan Steinbach
Schlossgasse 1 | 04680 Colditz
Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit
+49 34381 45010
Colditz Youth Hostel Facilities
The Youth Hostel mainly offers four to six-bed rooms with a total of 161 beds. All rooms have a shower and WC. Alongside a dining room, outdoor patio and barbeque area, a children's play room, a disco and TV room and a reading room all provide plenty of space for leisure activities in the hostel.