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Colditz Castle

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A lost place comes to life. On an emotional journey through time with an interactive tablet!

Prisoner of war camp, insane asylum, hospital: Colditz Castle near Leipzig looks back on an eventful history. It was once a magnificent hunting lodge, later a symbol of the desire for freedom. The unrenovated state of many rooms gives the place a unique lost place character. The castle has been empty for years, but its walls harbour centuries of secrets. From 17 April 2024, they will be brought back to life with the "HistoPad" tablet guide.
Visitors will get to know the Renaissance palace of Frederick the Wise in the 16th century and digitally enter the once stately chambers. The Second World War period, when Colditz Castle was a prisoner-of-war camp for high-ranking officers of the Western Allies, is also brought to life. Guests learn more about the creative escape attempts of the prisoners and can test at an experience station whether they would have succeeded in escaping from Colditz Castle with the help of a glider. It is also possible to go on a treasure hunt with a tablet. Contemporary witness reports bring the Colditz hospital chapter back to life. The interactive castle tour is guaranteed to give you goosebumps!

Colditz Castle. We bring history to life.
Colditz Castle hosts the "Colditz Classic"-Konzerte auf einem Blüthner-Flügel statt. The organiser is Stadt, Land, Schloss gGmbH. The concerts are part of the brand "BurgenLandKlänge".


Staatliche Schlösser Burgen und Gärten GmbH
Schlossgasse 1
04680 Colditz

Phone: +49 (0)34381 55151
Website: www.schloss-colditz.de/en/home

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