In 1815, Prussia was awarded control of the Darß peninsula. The glory days of Prerow’s seafaring industry were numbered and the village adopted a simple, rural life. But in 1854, an extremely odd stranger showed up: a Dr Karl Biedermann wanted to spend a few days “on holiday” with his family in Prerow. The people of the Darß could never have imagined that this would be the cautious start to their village’s future.
By the 1880s, a number of beautiful villas had been built on the peninsula, many of which remain standing to this day. The old lighthouse, the Seemannskirche, and numerous old thatched cottages all you onto journey into the past as you take a tour of the historic village .