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 and more ...)
Please be prepared to walk a lot and to climp up many steps!
April to October: Tuesday to Saturday 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
Extended tours booked out: 18th June 2019 (2:00 p.m.), 7th September (10:30 a.m.), 25th September 2019 (all day)
no extended tours: 8th June, 12th June, 22nd June 10:30 a.m., 12th - 15th July, 14th - 19th August
Full Day Tour 2019
This tour covers all the places possible to go to: Pat Reid Cellar, French Tunnel, Glider Loft, Theatre, Park and more...
- starts at 10:00 a.m. a for the first part
- lunch break at 12:30 (about 1 hour)
- second part at 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- visit of the escape museum after the tour on your own
- small groups
Please be prepared to walk a lot and to climb up many steps!
Price: 48 € per person
included: the tour, lunch in the youth hostel, entrance for the escape museum
This tour is available the following Mondays: only by prior arrangement!!
27th May 2019
17th June 2019
2nd September 2019 - booked out
30th September 2019
14th October 2019
to book this tour, please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
in case you need accomodation in Colditz please contact: Colditz@jugendherberge.de or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org