Apartment of Princess Johanna Elisabeth

First princely anteroom
princely anteroom
Second princely anteroom
princely anteroom
Audience Chamber
Green Cabinet
Cedar Cabinet

Princess Johanna Elizabeth, the mother of Russian Empress Catherine II., moved into her new apartment 1753 in the east wing of the castle. It comprised twelve rooms and had a floor area of 448 square meters. The suite in the style of Rococo Frederick was destroyed in 1945 and was the most noteworthy and precious in the residence.

After extensive construction and reconfigurations, the rooms are usable once again. The reception rooms include the first and second Princely hall, the audience chamber and the Green Cabinet.The auxiliary chamber, today Portrait Gallery, belongs to the private realm. The servants' waiting room, now china room, the hall, the bedroom (formerly Alcove, Retreat and Library), the Cedar Cabinet and the Yellow Cabinet.

Today, two virtual rooms form the highlights of this apartment. The second Princely hall was opened in 2010, the Cedar Cabinet in 2015. Historical photographs formed the basis for the creation of wall displays and of the floors and ceilings on the computer. The printed sheets were then placed in the rooms.

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

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