Exhibition room I
History of the castle and the work of the Trust


 
Exhibition room I
  A visual delight is on show in the first exhibition room, where a larger than life sandstone figure is set up in the middle of the room. It symbolises the virtue "Strength" and once stood on the balcony of the the east-wing middle risalit of the castle until it was almost totally destroyed through vandalism in the 1990s. The badly damaged statue was able to be partially restored in the autumn of 2008 with the financial support of the Sparkasse-Trust of Anhalt-Zerbst.  
 
A partly gilded double-wing door, which originally belonged to the bedroom of the princess Caroline Wilhelmine Sophie, is also on view. Two preserved casement windows from the time of the building of the east-wing are also to be seen. A charred timber ceiling joist of the same period bears silent but impressive witness to the conflagaration which destroyed the castle in 1945.

In the display cases one can see stucco and wrought iron objects from the Baroque period as well as oven tiles and a few remnants from the collection of the castle museum. Historical photos of the castle and recordings of the work of the Zerbst castle association help to make the history of the castle upto the present more open and transparent.


 
Exhibition room II
The princely and the castle garden buildings


Exhibition room III
Copper engraving cabinet


 
The opening times of the exhibitions in the castle are to be found in the "Tours" section.

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