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Ahrenshoop

Enclosed by two waters in the north, Germany

A colony formed by contrasts

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.

The main artists who lived and worked here:

Carl Machin (*1838 – 1923)
Anna Gerresheim (*1852 – 1925)
Hugo Richter-Lefensdorf (*1854 – 1904)
Oskar Frenzel (*1855 – 1915)
Friedrich Wachenhusen (*1859 – 1925)
Paul Müller-Kaempff (*1861 – 1941)
Elisabeth von Eicken (*1862 – 1940)
Theobald Schorn (*1866 – 1913)
Friedrich Grebe (*1873 – 1931)
Thuro Balzer (*1882 – 1967)

Tourist-Office
Kurdirektor Kai Lüdeke
Kirchnersgang 2
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 666611
info@ostseebad-ahrenshoop.de
www.ostseebad-ahrenshoop.de
Mayor
Benjamin Heinke
Chausseestraße 68a
D-18375 Born a. Darß
+ 49 (0) 38220 666610
Kunstkaten
Strandweg 1
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 80308
kunstkaten@ostseebad-ahrenshoop.de
www.kunstkaten.de
Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
Weg zum Hohen Ufer 36
18347 Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 66790
info@kunstmuseum-ahrenshoop.de
www.kunstmuseum-ahrenshoop.de
Neues Kunsthaus
Bernhard-Seitz-Weg 3 a
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 80726
post@neues-kunsthaus-ahrenshoop.de
www.neues-kunsthaus-ahrenshoop.de
Künstlerhaus Lukas
Dorfstraße 35
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 6940
post@kuenstlerhaus-lukas.de
www.kuenstlerhaus-lukas.de
Galerie “Peters-Barenbrock"
im THE GRAND
Schifferberg 24
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 69917
info@galeriepetersbarenbrock.de
www.galeriepetersbarenbrock.de
Galerie im Dornenhaus
Bernhard-Seitz-Weg 1
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 80963
www.dornenhaus.de
Galerie Alte Schule
Dorfstraße 16
D-18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
+49 (0) 38220 66330
info@ahrenshoop-kunstauktion.de
www.galerie-alte-schule-ahrenshoop.de