Katharina exhibition on the 2nd floor

St Catherine's exhibition

  From Sophie Auguste Friederike to Catherine II.

The permanent exhibition, which will open in 2023, is dedicated to the rise of the Anhalt-Zerbst princess to Russian tsarina. The exhibition is presented in the princess's former childhood rooms, which were completely destroyed in 1945. Numerous portraits of members of the Anhalt-Zerbst royal family, primarily from the Swedish National Museum, can also be seen in the rooms.

Presentations by the partner organisations on the 2nd floor

Int. Förderverein Katharina II.

  The life of Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike

The Int. association Katharina II dedicates his exhibition, which was redesigned in 2015, to the later Russian Tsarina Catherine II, whose youth rooms were once located on the top floor of the main wing of the castle. Primarily copies of portraits from Russian museums are presented. In addition, changing special exhibitions can be seen.

Int. Fasch-Gesellschaft e. V.

  Bandmaster Johann Friedrich Fasch

The Bandmaster Johann Friedrich Fasch worked for the Zerbst princely house from 1722 to 1758. The exhibition in two rooms is dedicated to his life and extensive work as well as that of his son Carl Friedrich Christian. The show was designed by the Int. Fasch Society, whose members popularize his musical heritage.

Zerbster Heimatverein e. V.

  Old-Zerbst - Lost buildings and streets

The Zerbster Homeland association e. V. is the third partner association on the second floor of the castle. In three exhibition rooms, models of the houses of the historic market, the five city gates and the former Wilhelmine barracks can be seen. Several roll-ups deepen the topic of the old town, which was largely lost in 1945.


The opening hours of the exhibitions in the castle can be viewed under the heading "Sightseeing".

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