Origin and vision of the
Photographic Collection

Dialogue between exhibition and architecture

The palace building, completed in 1730, consists of a two-story main house with a characteristic high roof and two pavilions that are connected to the main house by gallery buildings. For centuries the extraordinary building was the seat of the von Maltzahn family.

After the expropriation following the Second World War, it was used in different ways, after reunification it stood empty and fell into disrepair. In 2011, the Berlin art collector Torsten Kunert acquired the ensemble, which was classified as a national monument, with the intention of creating a publicly accessible cultural site with its photographic collection.

Until 2022, two floors of the main building were reserved for the permanent exhibition of selected collection items, while an annually changing thematic exhibition was shown on the top floor. Cabinet exhibitions in one of the pavilions and a permanent exhibition of sculptures by sculptor Uwe Schloen rounded off the castle’s cultural offerings. In the outdoor area, a summer flower meadow invites you to take a walk from the castle down to Germany’s eighth largest lake.