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“Nice relaxing place, close to Colditz Castle”
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Alte Stadtmauer
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Colditz
Reviewed October 22, 2008

Stayed for 2 nights at Pension. Nice friendly staff especially John a English bloke who has lived in Germany for years.
I think was 40 euro a night for a single room.
John was really helpful in telling us about Colditz history and places we should visit.
It is close to everything but then again Colditz is a small place.
Make sure you visit Adam's Bar which is very close to Pension, just ask John or Ralf for directions. Say Troy and Lynton from Adelaide, South Australia told you about them!!! John thought I was a little brat cause I was always drinking.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 5, 2008

As a kid I read EVERY World War II escape book written. I was particularly fascinated by the tales of the multi-national prisoner-of-war camp at Colditz Castle. Here the Germans closeley guarded all the "bad boys" who particularly irritated the Krauts with their relentless pursuit of getting back home. The worst offenders were herded together in the same locale which only led to more and more frequent and ingenious plots to escape. After reading ex-prisoner Pat Reid's various books about Colditz I knew the personnel interred at Oflag IVc better than their German guards,

I always dreamt of visiting Colditz but as it was situated in the old East Germany I never had the chance until now. Other than the town's link to WW II fame, there is very little reason anyone would want to visit. Knowing that, proprietor Ralf Gorny plays up the whole POW angle when visitors stay at his charming Hotel Garni. His breakfast room is adorned with drawings of the many characters and incidents associated with the prison castle. He also has a nice library of escape material which he is quite eager to share with the interested visitor. The guys is a charming, helpful and friendly host. His English is excellent.

The hotel has a quaint old house with modern bathroom plumbing. The ever present eiderdown comforters are found on the comfortable beds. There are TVs in each room and the rooms are warm as well as clean.

There is no hotel restaurant but Ralf directed us to the fabulous "Sophienklause" just up the street. We had a memorable dinner featuring huge portions of delicious German food washed-down with liters of inexpensive local beer.

The Alte Stadtmaurer does offer a very full breakfast buffet in the cozy "Colditz Room". We stuffed ourselves with the delicious hard rolls, cold cuts, cheese, soft-boiled eggs, cereals and fruits laid-out for us. Just when we started to feel guilty for eating Ralf out of house and home, he came back into the room with a fresh supply of hard rolls, preserves and eggs. In this tiny little pension we were given a choice of 5 different fruit/vegetable juices!

When it came time to check-out Ralf helped us with our bags then posed for pictures. He even donned a Cold War era Commie helmet and overcoat.

This was one of the best deals and experiences of our entire Eastern European jaunt. We are already planning a return visit next year after I've had a chance to re-read all the old Colditz tales.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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6  Thank Doug L
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  • Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alte Stadtmauer

Address: Am Graben 5, 04680 Colditz, Saxony, Germany
Location: Germany > Saxony > Colditz
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Colditz
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Alte Stadtmauer Hotel Colditz

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