Colditz

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    Has any funster been to Colditz. Wanting to know has it got good access to the castle and is there a campsite near bye. Cheers
     
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    Its not in England so there is always a wildcamping spot nearby:thumb:
     
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    An uncle of mine went to Colditz.

    He told me he found the access getting there was very easy, as all the Germans readily assisted him, however it did take him almost 3 years to get out..:Eeek:

    Mind you it was almost 70 years ago so things may have improved by now.

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    so you don't know then ....:Doh:
     
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    Went there 3 years ago. But not by MH, but if memory serves parking wasn't a problem in the town and numerous car parks on the outskirts, the castle was well worth a visit and will again with the MH in the near future,
    There are bound to be stellplatz in the area but suggest you get the stellplatz book from vicarious books Folkestone for the latest locations.
     
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    Colditz municipal site. The site is about 1/2 mile out of town. Nothing special but dirt cheap . The warden is off site until about 4pm . you just pitch up & he calls for his euros..Also pitchs have lecy to them.


    Closest Stellplatz to Colditz is a few kms west at the Swimming pool/Leisure centre at Bad Lausick, no facilities but free overnight parking.... N51.145424 E12.654474

    https://www.google.com/maps?q=N51.145424+E12.654474+&hl=en&ll=51.144268,12.656529&spn=0.006038,0.016512&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=61.323728,135.263672&t=h&z=17


    We stayed at the Colditz municipal site in Augst 2010. It is about 1km from the castle but you get there along a quiet path through a wood. Very pleasant. The site itself was fine. As the earlier post states the lady pitches up at about 4pm but no one had any problems with this. Toilets very clean. 1 euro for a shower. Best part was the swimming pool next door. Extremely cheap, very clean and loads for the kids to do. Also some good supermarkets near to the site.
     
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    Yes I've been recently. It truly is a fantastic place with nearby stellplatz...
    However. . Remember is very old and a far as I can remember some of it doesn't have good access for wheel chairs.....

    Stunning place mind as is much else of Germany
     
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    I took two of my boys there about 8 years ago, it was fascinating but we were told that they were converting the castle into an hotel so it may not be quite as original as we saw it.
    The camp site had a big water park next to it, admission was €1.

    The camp warden we had would have retired by now, she was a laugh, very large women wearing very small hot pants, very very bossy (would have been at home on CC sites), luckily only spoke a little English so we just pretended we couldn't understand her.

    We also put the museum guides right, as they had some old photos of the 'clients' playing ball games which they described as 'Stoolball' which they weren't. I explained how stoolball (a strange game usually only played in Sussex) was played, but I don't think they believed me.
     
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    We stayed at the Stellplatze that Jim mentions, Bad Lausick, in the leisure centre and then drove to Colditz. , There is a penny markt supermarket right through the hedge from the Stellplatze, handy for stocking up.

    We found some parking for the MH only a few minutes from the castle, it is really interesting and informative, you need to pay for the guided tour to access the tunnel.

    The grounds of the castle are much smaller than I imagined, wonderful reading some of the stories.

    Paul.
     
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    A photo of our recent trip.

    Paul
     

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