Whether it’s sculptures, literature, film, music, theatre or paintings you’re looking for, Ahrenshoop will always be inviting. Right near the wild edges and cliffs of the Baltic coast, the town attracted many artists enthralled by the surrounding landscape. Enclosed by two waters, connecting two land strips, formed by contrasts, a sea resort and an artists’ village – Ahrenshoop is the ideal setting.
In the autumn of 1889, painters Paul Mueller-Kaempff and Oskar Frenzel discovered the village by chance when travelling north. Seaside towns are touched by a specific light that’s especially peaceful at the end of the day. The calm atmosphere in the village itself transformed Ahrenshoop from a fishing town to the newest artists’ colony on the block. Soon, Mueller-Kaempff’s friends visited and settled in the village, too. Their studios and houses can still be visited today.