• Picturesque idyll: Half-timbered fisherman's cottage on the peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst, © TMV/Topel
    Picturesque idyll: Half-timbered fisherman's cottage on the peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst
  • Richly decorated carvings and brightly painted front door of a fisherman's cottage on Fischland-Darß-Zingst, © TMV/Legrand
    Richly decorated carvings and brightly painted front door of a fisherman's cottage on Fischland-Darß-Zingst

Seaside resorts with romantic fishing allure

Colourful, idyllic fishing villages tell their stories

This ethnic maritime flair of the fishing villages can also still be discovered in several coastal areas around the state – in the wind-blasted fishing cottages with thatched roofs and quaint captain's houses.

Take, for example, the peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst and the Island of Hiddensee – in developing these Baltic resorts for tourism, great importance was attached to everything of an original and traditional nature. And this is what drew the painters and artists – whose works of art we may now admire in the museums and art galleries – into these places 100 years ago. In the artists village of Ahrenshoop, there are still many art galleries and studios around today.
A beautifully prime example of a captain's house can be found on the Alten Strom in the Baltic resort of Warnemünde. Where weathered old salts once used to sit recuperating from their long ocean voyages, now the sites of souvenir shops, boutiques and restaurants reside while the excursion boats and trawlers still bob by on the water as in days of yore.