The town of Colditz has a chequered history. Even historical buildings are witness to today. The heart of the town, the market square with the Renaissance town hall, the town Church of St. Egidien and the cemetery chapel of St. Nicolai. Colditz is one of more than 5,000 inhabitants, small town. It is located on both sides of the Zwickauer Mulde. The historical core of the city is located on the right side of the river.
|The first mention in the Region of Colditz as a Burgwardbezirk „Cholidistcha“
|The emergence of a merchant's settlement and the St. Nikolaikirche
|first mention of the Stadt Colditz (civitas)
Purchase of the rule Colditz by the Wettiner inclusion to Markgrafschaft Meißen
Big City Fire
beginning of the reconstruction of the castle
|Flourishing cloth makers and linen weavers, craft
Renaissance building of the castle
Hunting residence of the Royal Saxon court
|Widow seat of Kurfürstin Sophie from saxony in Colditz and Rochlitz
|ab 18. Jh.
|Use of Colditzer peat for Meissner Porzellan-Manufaktur
|Conversion from the castle to a poor house
|First peat processing in the Colditzer „Steingutfabrik Thomsberger & Hermann“
|Conversion of the castle to a hospital for the mentally ill
|Concentration camps of the SA for 600 Anti-fascists at the castle
|Labour camp in the castle
|Prisoner of war camp for officers of the Western allies (Oflag IVc) at the castle
|The beginning of the porcelain production
|725 years Stadt Colditz
|castlefestival 950 years Schloss Colditz
|The opening of the European youth hostel castle Colditz
The Colditz castle, the landmark of the city, is linked over the Centuries with the development of this. Under the rule of the electress Sophie of Saxony has a long flowering period. Tourists from all over the world, especially from Western Europe, often visit these historical cities, as in 2. World war II was a war prisoner of war camp for allied officers. The tour of the escape tunnels for visitors is always a special experience. Its international Tradition, opened in the town of Colditz after the turn even more to their guests. The historical core of the city, with its magnificent Renaissance-style houses, testifies to the former stately glory.