Exhibitions in the castle

Exhibition basement

  Castle kitchen in the basement
A very special impression is conveyed by the former castle kitchen in the basement of the old main wing. Both of the vaults which were outfitted with historical objects, the baroque hearth with huge smoke-hood as well as the bricked-in fountain and a water drain made of sandstone allows one to savour the everyday kitchen experience during princely times.


Exhibition ground floor

  Exhibition rooms on the ground floor
Large-format reproductions of engravings and photographs in the rooms of the ground floor illustrate the development of the castle of Zerbst. Numerous objects from the castle can be seen in the Lapidarium and in three separate exhibition rooms. Further illustrations show the original appearance of the baroque castle complex and the work of the association.


Exhibition 1st floor

  Exhibition rooms on the 1st floor
On the princely family floor, one can visit the former apartments of Princess Johanna Elizabeth and Prince Friedrich August, mother and brother of the Empress Catherine the Great. Reproductions of historic views help to illustrate their former magnificence. The Second princely ante-rooms and the cedar cabinet form the highlights of these exhibition rooms.


Exhibition 2st floor

  Exhibition rooms on the 2st floor
The "International association Catherine the second", as well as the "International FaschSociety" and the "Zerbst Heritage Association" are partner organisations with their own exhibitions in the castle. The presentations are devoted to the life and work of Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst as well as to the Zerbst court composer, Johann Friedrich Fasch and to the historic town of Zerbst.


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