Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a small town in Saxony known for its castle. During World War II, Colditz
Castle served as a prisoner of war camp for high-ranking officers. Winston Churchill's nephew Giles Romilly was the most prominent prisoner. The Colditz
Castle prisoner of war camp became well-known in England after several TV adaptations and a series that dealt with the frequent and often spectacular escape attempts by the prisoners.
In addition to the castle, there are many other sights to see in Colditz
. The local history museum in Podelwitz Castle offers an extensive exhibition on the history of the town and the region. Another interesting museum is the dental history museum in Zschadraß, which houses one of the world's largest collections on dentistry and its development.
For art lovers, there is the "ort jenseits der strasse" museum project with room installations on the development of psychiatry in Zschadraß. The Johann-David-Köhler-Haus, the birthplace of the famous poet and writer Johann David Köhler, is also worth a visit.
The St. Aegidien church and St. Nicolai cemetery chapel are also worth seeing. The latter has a monument to the fallen of World War I built into its portal and exterior wall.
For nature lovers, a trip to the Heimatturm on Töpelsberg or a ride along the Mulde cycle path is recommended. The church in Lastau is also worth a visit.
A special highlight for animal lovers is the Colditz
Zoo, which was first mentioned in 1523 and is probably Germany's oldest zoo.
For those looking for overnight accommodation after an eventful day in Colditz
, we recommend the Erlebnishotel
"Zur Schiffsmühle". The 3-star hotel
was built in 1992 and is located in Höfgen, about 39 km from Leipzig Central Station. It offers accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace, and a restaurant.
has a lot to offer - from historical sights and museums to nature experiences and accommodation options. A visit is definitely worthwhile!
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