The Darß-Museum collects cultural and natural history artefacts from the Fischland-Darß-Zingst region.
The collection is intended to teach visitors about local geological conditions, the prehistoric and early history of the people who lived here, and their way of life and social conditions (living and working environment, architecture, folk art, customs and traditions, language).
A primary focus is on the main ways the locals have earned their living over the centuries: fishing, seafaring and tourism, as well as agriculture and forestry.
Cultural History Collection
- Prehistory and early history
- Middle Ages, Slavic period
- Fischland-Darß-Zingst ethnography
- Fishing equipment
- Maritime history of the 18th and 19th centuries
- Local homes
- The Darß as a resort
We are looking for:
Knüttbock, Knüttelkasten, Aaleisen, Hechteisen, fishermen’s workwear, old fishing equipment, swimwear before 1950
Natural History Collections
- Geology (rocks, fossils, amber)
- Ornithology (birds)
- Zoology (mammals)
- Entomology (insects, butterflies)
- Botany (plants)