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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.

Dear Visitors, 

We would like to confirm, both our Opening Times and Guided Tours. 


Opening times

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


Standard tour

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


Extended Tour

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)

to book this tours please contact: or

in case you need accomodation in Colditz please contact: or or  

letzte Aktualisierung: 25.02.2020 12:23 Uhr

projektgefördert durch
Kulturraum Landkreis Leipzig
Schloss Colditz
  • April – Oktober
    täglich 10.00 Uhr – 17.00 Uhr
  • November – März
    täglich 10.00 Uhr – 16.00 Uhr
  • 23.12. – 26.12., 31.12., 01.01. geschlossen
(mit Schwerpunkt Geschichte des Offizierslagers 1939 - 1945)
  • April – Oktober
    täglich Führungen 10.30 Uhr/13.00 Uhr/15.00 Uhr
  • November – März
    täglich Führungen 11.00 Uhr/14.00 Uhr
    nur auf Voranmeldung 3 Tage im Voraus, ab 4 Pers.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass nur BARZAHLUNG möglich ist.
  • Fluchtmuseum
    4,00 Euro
  • Schlossführung
    9,00 Euro
  • reduzierter Tarif
    7,50 Euro
    (Schüler, Studenten, Schwerbeschädigte)
  • Gruppe
    (ab 16 Personen) 7,50 Euro pro Person
  • reduzierter Gruppentarif
    (ab 16 Personen) 5,50 Euro pro Person (Schüler, Studenten, Schwerbeschädigte)
  • Familienkarte
    29,50 Euro
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