Exhibitions in the castle

Exhibition basement

  Castle kitchen (souterrain)
The former castle kitchen in the basement of the old main wing gives an impression of a special kind. The two vaults decorated with historical equipment, the baroque stove with a huge chimney as well as the brick fountain and a sandstone drain give an idea of everyday kitchen life in princely times.


Exhibition ground floor

  Exhibition rooms on the history of the castle (ground floor)
Large-format reproductions of engravings and photographs illustrate the development of the castle. Numerous objects can be seen in three separate exhibition rooms and in the Lapidarium. Further illustrations express the original appearance of the baroque complex and the work of the association. In the rooms of the main wing, a permanent exhibition on the castle and its artists is shown.


Exhibition 1st floor

  Princely apartments (1st floor)
The apartments of Princess Johanna Elisabeth, the mother of Empress Catherine II, Prince Friedrich August and his wife Caroline Wilhelmine Sophie can be viewed on the Belle Etage. The rooms, which are based on a historical castle inventory, illustrate the former splendour. The visualized cedarwood cabinet forms the highlight of these showrooms.


Exhibition 2st floor

  St Catherine's exhibition and partner associations (2nd floor)
In the former youth rooms of Catherine II in the main wing, there is an exhibition on the life of this personality from princess to tsarina. In the east wing, the International Association for the Promotion of Catherine II, the International Fasch Society and the Zerbst Heritage Society are represented as partner organisations with their own exhibitions in the palace.


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