Colditz Castle, towering above the town atop a river cliff and seemingly impregnable is best known for its role as a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. The massively walled castle was so secure it was selected to confine serial escapees, but Colditz “boasted” one of the war’s highest rates of successful ‘home runs’ as they were called, probably due to having so many ardent escapers who could pool their expertise to great effect.