Colditz Castle
Escape from Colditz

Ruler's seat, hunting lodge, widow's residence - with its white gables Colditz Castle is one of the finest 16th century architectural monuments of Central Germany - and a popular destination for history enthusiasts. 

During World War II, the castle was used as an internment camp for high-ranking officers of the Western allies, e. g. the nephew of Winston Churchill and the the nephew of the then King of England, George VI. Colditz became world-famous by the book and film »The Colditz Story«. About 300 attempts to escape the castle are documented - some of them are legends of military history. 

The »Escape Museum« recounts of these creative escape attempts, whereas the old battlement, the Princes' House, the Renaissance portal of the Trinity Church, the castle tower with its bulbous cupola and the old stone bridge impress visitors coming to Colditz Castle. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

Free admission to the permanent exhibition
Reduced rates apply to enter special exhibition

Arrival & map

Next City:  Leipzig  (50 km)

Arrival information:

Not fully accessible for disabled. 


Colditz Castle

Gesellschaft Schloss Colditz e. V.
Kooperationspartner der Staatlichen Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen

Schlossgasse 1 | 04680 Colditz

+49 (0) 34381 43777

More information available at:

Opening hours

April to October

  • daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

November to March

  • daily: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • dec 24 - Dec 25, Dec 31, Jan 1: closed 

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 8,50 EUR
  • Reduced rate 7,00 EUR

Escape Museum:

  • Full rate: 4,00 EUR

Guided tour of the castle and the Escape Museum:

  • Full rate: EUR 9.00 
  • Reduced rate: EUR 7.50 
  • Group rate (16 people and more): EUR 7.50 per person
  • Reduced group rate: EUR 5.50 per person
  • Family rate: EUR 29.50 

Subject to modifications.