Hall house from the beginning of the 19th century.
The original layout of the Blue Barn in Vitte on the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee is a Low German hall house from the beginning of the 19th century. It housed not only the barn, but also the bakehouse and the living quarters of a master miller and baker. The painter Henni Lehmann acquired the old building around 1920, and she is the originator of the blue paint, to which the house owes its name to this day. The Blue Barn became known through regular exhibitions of the "Hiddensoer Künstlerinnenbund". Closely connected to this circle were Katharina Bamberg, Clara Arnheim, and Elisabeth Andrae. Likewise the most famous Hiddensee painter Elisabeth Büchsel. In the 1950s, the painter Günter Fink acquired the historic residence and lived there until his death in January 2000. The Blue Barn is the last surviving smoke house, so called because there was no chimney and the smoke escaped through cracks and crevices in the roof.
Tours of the "Blue Barn" are not possible.