Booked the extended tour with Steffi our guide. Was unsure how much of it would be about the war years - and how much about the previous history. Just about all the tour is was about the war years and the escape attempts, it was excellent. Steffi showed us in areas you wouldn't see if you didn't have the tour,... 更多
The only way to really see and get the inside story of Colditz is to book a guided tour beforehand. The guide Stefi was very knowledgeable and my group had a very interesting few hours. The locked gates as mentioned by someone else can only be accessed by the guides.
What can I say? The guide, Stephi, was brilliant. We saw the history of Colditz in a different light. From start to end, it was enthralling and we would happily book again. September isn't high season so we had no trouble booking on the day. Whether or not you have read the books, seen the film or TV series- this... 更多
The tour was three hours long, and utterly engrossing for every second. The English language tours only cover the period when the castle was used as a PoW camp during WWII. If you want to hear about the full history of the castle, you'll need to learn German. Our tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended for anyone... 更多
After playing the board game "Escape from Colditz" for many years, we were excited to visit the Castle between Leipzig and Dresden. We took the extended tour in English. The tour was really great. Being shown some of the escape routes and being told of escape failures and successes. i would recommend this visit to anyone.
We were a group of 17 visiting Colditz from Dresden. We had pre-arranged the extended (2.5 hour) tour of the castle and were greeted by our guide, Steffi. On a very hot and sunny day, Steffi made great use of the shade to keep us comfortable but more importantly she kept everyone enthralled with information and stories of escape attempts... 更多
We took the bus from the main station (Hauptbanhof) in Leipzig. We paid on the bus. The bus was comfy for public transport and we had a lovely trip through the countryside and villages. The castle dominates the village of Colditz and has been lovingly restored (with restoration ongoing). The restoration does not affect the tour or your visit. We... 更多
I have always wanted to visit the famous POW camp, having read most of the books about it over the last forty years or so. The guide, a Yorkshireman who lives locally, was very informative for those who knew little of the WW2 history. The chapel had only recently been opened and this enabled us the see the famous French... 更多
For people of a certain age, this place is a must! Tickets for the long tour in English are €18 per person and worth every penny. we loved it. our tour guide was really enthusiastic and told us about the life and the escapes that the POW'S went through. If you are in saxony you must go.
I went on the extended tour, which cost 18 euros, but was worth it. The chapel tunnel has been fully excavated and is amazing. The guide explained details of numerous escapes and could answer all of the questions put to her. The castle is not fully open, but what can be seen brings the story of the PoWs to life