Exhibitions in the castle

Exhibition basement

  Castle kitchen in the 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 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

  Exhibition rooms on the 1st floor
On the Belle Etage, the rooms of the apartments of Princess Johanna Elisabeth and Prince Friedrich August - mother and brother of the Russian Empress Catherine II - can be visited. 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

  Exhibition rooms on the 2nd floor
The Int. Förderverein Katharina II. e. V., the Int. Fasch-Gesellschaft e. V. and the Zerbster Heimatverein e. V. are represented as partner associations with their own exhibitions in the castle. The presentations are dedicated to the life and work of Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst, the Zerbst Court Kapellmeister Johann Friedrich Fasch and the historical Zerbst.


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