The natural history exhibition on the first floor also dates from around 1870. Some of the specimens are surprisingly well-preserved for their age. Stuffed animals from all over the world: bears, tigers and armadillos, birds of paradise and eagles, reptiles preserved in alcohol, shells and insects make the tour an experience for everyone.
The largest part of the exhibition is taken up by a large bird collection, some of which dates back to the 1830s. In addition to an abundance of songbirds, there are owls, birds of prey, waterfowl, gallinaceous birds and penguins. They were particularly proud of the acquisition of two eagle skins, which are presented in the large display case in the entrance area and floating freely in the middle of the room.
Some spectacular hunting trophies of the princely house are particularly striking: a large, erect bear greets the visitors, deer antlers, the heads of a buffalo and a hippopotamus hang on the wall. And “My 100th capercaillie” also comes from a completely different time – the capercaillie shot by a friend of the Fürstenberg family in 1900, when these birds were still widespread in the Black Forest.