Colditz (TV Drama Series 1972 - 1974)

Stirling

This award-winning drama from the 1970s follows the lives of prisoners of war held at Colditz prison camp in Germany during World War 2. Based on real events, with help from real Colditz prisoner Major P R Reid, the drama captivated audiences with it's gritty claustrophobic nature covering escapes, murder and mental issues that has secured it's place in history as one of the best drama recounts of Colditz Oflag IV-C.

The Castle Exterior Scenes

Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade | Stirling, Scotland | United Kingdom

The Castle Exterior Scenes Location

Due to difficulties in filming in Germany during the time of production, many of the Castle exterior scenes were filmed at Stirling Castle in Scotland. The castle has many resemblances to the real Colditz. If you're in Scotland then this is a beautiful Castle to visit. There are guided and audio tours available along with their special History Hunter tours specifically designed for children between ages 5 and 12 though all ages are welcomed. There is much to see including The Great Hall, The Royal Palace, The Chapel Royal and the Queen Anne Gardens to name just a few.

Stirling Castle is situated in the city of Stirling in central Scotland accessible via international airports Edinburgh or Glasgow and both Bus and Train. Full details including events, opening times and ticket prices can be found on the official Stirling Castle website;

www.stirlingcastle.scot

Image kindly supplied by Historic Environment Scotland

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The Real Colditz Castle

Colditz, Leipzig | Saxony | Germany

While the real Colditz Castle wasn't used for filming in the series it still remains a tourism hot spot for Colditz fans, World War 2 historians and castle enthusiasts alike. Situated overlooking the Mulde River and set in the beautiful Colditz town and countryside the castle is now a well-kept monument. The Colditz Society hold both regular and extended tours for a few Euros during seasonal opening which has excellent feedback from visitors.

For full details and up to date tour availability visit the Colditz Society website;

www.schloss-colditz.com/information/Information.html

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