Discussion in 'General' started by Peter Clare, May 10, 2007.
Mirror.co.uk - News - Top Stories - HOTEL COLDITZ
Quite an interesting article. I knew Douglas bader was sent there but that's all I've ever really heard about it. A new project to read/learn about I think. Cheers Peter Clare.
If I go there does that mean I have to eat cat?
Can the bedroom furniture be fashioned into gliders?
Good report on BBC News last night including interview with a German guard who was posted there after losing an eye on the Ost Front.
BBC NEWS | Europe | Colditz seeks to tempt tourists
Watch it here. The music for those that don't know is from the BBC drama from the 70's.
BBC News Player - Colditz converted into hotel
Maybe it needs to be commercialised and pay its way to continue to exist in its present state.
I would go
The castle is a very old building with a lot of history, this is just the current chapter .
I don't believe it should be kept as a WW2 theme park but the events from it's time should be remembered but for the place to survive it has to make money.
I've wanted to go there for quite awhile now, one day I will.
(Monte Cassino and Red Squre being the other places I must see.)
I don't believe it should be kept as a WW2 theme park
I agree, but, likewise, it shouldn't be so remodelled that it loses it's important features. According to the BBC report, this is what the company that is turning the castle into a hotel intends to do. For example, the solitary confinement cells are to become WCs. All health and safety regulations considered, surely the castle can become a hotel whilst retaining its historic importance.
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