The special charm of this landscape began attracting numerous artists to the area by the second half of the 19th century.
What made the Darß so attractive in addition to its pristine nature and simple village life was the variety of landscapes, the fascinating light conditions between the sea and the lagoons, the vastness of the sky, the atmospheric interplay of seasonal and daily changes, as well as the original and sometimes bizarre motifs to be found in nature and in the villages.
Theodor Schultze-Jasmer (1888–1975)
Grüne Straße 8 (private residence)
The Eschhaus is one of the oldest surviving houses in Prerow. This fisherman‘s cottage was built in 1779 and is a typical Darß home of its era with a simple thatched roof, wood-clad façade, mullioned windows, and a wonderfully ornate front door.
In 1921, painter and graphic artist Theodor Schultze-Jasmer bought the house and lived here until his death in 1975. He captured the idyllic countryside and village scenery in numerous etchings and oil paintings. It was he who also coined the term “Windflüchter” (wind escapees) for the trees on the western beach that were bent and shorn of their leaves by the western wind. His studio was in an adjacent building torn down in 2014.
Schultze-Jasmer opened an art gallery at the main beach access in 1929; it remained open until 1989.