Welcome to the Castle
The Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle is opened.
Currently you can visit the castle courtyards and exhibition halls.
The Castle courtyards are opened everyday from 6:00 until 23:00. Admission to the courtyards is free.
Exhibitions in the courtyards:
ZAMEK KSIĄŻĘCY W SZCZECINIE – POMERANIAN DUKES’ CASTLE
RICHARD HESS. KREACJE INTYMNOŚCI – RICHARD HESS. CREATIONS OF INTIMACY
Permanent expositions in the exhibition halls:
CELA CZAROWNIC – THE WITCHES’ CELL
ZBROJOWNIA – THE ARMORY
SZCZECIŃSKIE HISTORIE – PRAWDZIWE I ZMYŚLONE – SZCZECIN STORIES – TRUE AND MADE UP – animated presentation in Polish
East wing, entrance J (level -2)
A compact exposition related to ducal knightly traditions.
The objects presented at the exhibition are mainly military and hunting weapons from the modern times provided by the National Museum in Kielce, the National Museum in Krakow, the National Museum in Szczecin and the Museum of Middle Pomerania in Słupsk.
SZCZECIN STORIES – TRUE AND MADE UP
An animated presentation in Polish.
POMERANIAN DUKES’ CASTLE
An exposition which presents iconographic materials related to the Szczecin ducal residence from the Middle Ages to the present day. Visitors can view the first representations of the castle premises known from the drawings (E. Sane), the ducal residence after the renaissance redevelopment in the times of John Frederic (G. Braun, F. Hogenberg), and following the addition of museum wing in the times of Philip II (M. Merian). The castle is also shown under the Swedish reign (J. Zeuner) in the Prussian (A. Most) and German times (archival photographs). There is no shortage of photographs documenting its war destruction and the post-war reconstruction. The exhibition concludes in a description of the north wing modernisation performed in 2014-2015.
RICHARD HESS. CREATIONS OF INTIMACY
In 2016 an extensive overview of Richard Hess’ works “Creations of intimacy” was held at the Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle. At present five of his works are exhibited in the Large Courtyard: “The End of War”, the part of the monument “Rider IV” (1991, bronze), “The Great Minotaur II” (1989, bronze), “The Great One Drying Her Hair” (1983, bronze), “The Great Strider” (1981, bronze), ” Caryatid III “(1998, bronze).
Richard Hess (1937-2017), one of the most important contemporary German sculptors.
He graduated from the School of Visual Arts (HBK) in Berlin. He created outdoor and intimate figurative sculptures with deep emotional overtones. He was inspired by man as an individual and unique being. He also created moving productions relating to social, historical and political events. The artist’s works are now in many European institutions and museums as well as private collections.
Zamek Książąt Pomorskich w Szczecinie