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Schlossgasse 1, Colditz, 04680, Germany

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Our unique hostel is located in the heart of Saxony, in one of the largest Renaissance castles in Germany.


Colditz Hostel

Hostel Colditz

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Our hostel in Colditz actually forms part of the castle where the Nazis kept the most ‘incorrigible’ prisoners of war. The historical building which has been a private home as well as a psychiatric hospital was completely renovated in 2007 when the hostel opened up its doors to guests.

A particular favourite with history groups, the hostel can organise guided (and translated) tours of the POW camp – these also show off the most used escape routes as well as hidden rooms which the prisoners created during their incarceration.

Guests at the hostel in Colditz will actually stay in the former guards’ quarters which have been transformed into comfortable accommodation for all sizes of groups. Testament to the history of the building is the restaurant which has been kept to authentically represent its medieval roots.

School groups flock to stay at this hostel with packages which are tailored to include tours of the castle and the POW camp. The hostel can also organise canoeing and kayaking on the River Mulde for groups.

Music groups are also well catered for here as there are professional rehearsal rooms in the castle as well, in the neighbouring state music academy.

And if you just want to discover the beauty of this area of Germany, then there are horse and carriage trips through the Colditz forest. On foot or by bike you can explore the Kohlbachtal, the valley of the butterflies or take a hiking trip in the beautiful Auental with barbecue area, nature trails and picnic hut.

So whatever your reason for a groups visit to Colditz, make sure you enquire about our historic hostel today for a stay that you will never forget.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use
  • Group discounts to local attractions

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Distance - More than 10km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jan to 15 Dec
Open from 27 Dec to 31 Dec

From 07:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +49-34381-45010

Fax. +49-34381-45335

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Fluchtmuseum Oflag IVC Colditz Castle (At or next to the hostel)
  • RIFF (Erlebnis- und Freizeitbad) (More than 10km)
  • Leipzig (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

19Km to Airport Leipzig/Hall
From the train stations, you can take bus #690 to Colditz local
Parking is available
Grimma train to Leipzig central station or station

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