Welcome to the Society Colditz Castle Homepage
Our website aim is to provide an insight of the castle and its heritage and to perhaps prompt you to visit Colditz Castle, in order for you to discover more about its exciting history.
In its 1000 year historic past, the castle has witnessed a diverse range of use: from a Royal Hunting Lodge to a psychiatric hospital. Yet, the castle is more famously known as the notorious German military prison Oflag IVC which held Allied Prisoners of War Officers and Allied prisoners who held significant status during World War 2.
At Colditz Castle you can see the actual escape artefacts and uniforms produced by the ingenious POWs in our Oflag IVC Escape Museum. Guided tours are provided in English, French and German detailing the legendary escapes made by Allied POWs imprisoned here at the castle from 1940 to 1945 - a prison considered by the German military authorities at the time to be escape-proof.
The castle also offers a World War 2 display dedicated to Poland, a souvenir shop selling books, postcards, pens and t-shirts.
Meeting rooms are available for exhibitions, workshops and seminars.
Visit Colditz Castle and enjoy the experience.
We would like to confirm, both our Opening Times and Guided Tours.
PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT IS ONLY ACCEPTABLE IN CASH!
April – October
daily 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., the last entrance being at 4.00 p.m.
November – March
daily 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., the last entrance being at 3.00 p.m.
23.12. – 26.12., 31.12., 01.01. closed
museum 4,00 Euro
reduced rate 3,00 Euro (pupils, students, disabled persons)
guided tour through the castle 9,00 Euro
reduced rate 7,50 Euro (pupils, students, disabled persons)
group rate (for more than 16 persons) 7,50 Euro
reduced group rate 5,50 Euro (pupils, students, disable persons)
family ticket 29,50 Euro
lasts about 1 hour, is showing you the main places, covers the old and the WW II history
April – October
daily 10.30 a.m. / 1.00 p.m. / 3.00 p.m.
November – March
daily 11.00 a.m. / 2.00 p.m.
by prior arrangement
lasts about 2 hours and shows most of the escape places: Pat Reid Cellar, French Tunnel, Glider Loft ...
Please be prepared to walk a lot and to climp up many steps!
April to October: Tuesday to Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
November to March: only by prior arrangement
Price: 18,00 € adults
12,00 € students
children under 6 years free
small groups limited to 20 persons
Extended Tour booked out: 2nd July 2020, 2:00 p.m.
No Extended Tours: 8th April 2020, 25th - 28th August 2020
3 Hour Saturday Tour
This tour covers all the places possible to go to: Rat Reid Cellar, French Tunnel, Glider Loft, Theatre, Park, Chapel ...
Please be prepared to walk a lot and to climb up many steps!
- April to October on every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
- visit of the escape museum after the tour on your own
- small groups (limited to 18 persons)
- booking in advance recommended
booked out: 18th April 2020
No 3 Hour Saturday Tours: 29th August
Price: 27,00 € per person (includes the tour and the entrance for the escape museum)
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