House in the dunes in Ahrenshoop, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northeastern Germany. Ahrenshoop lies on the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula on the Ostsee (Baltic Sea). It used to be a small fishing village. The town was first mentioned in 1311. In 1889 the painters Paul Müller-Kaempff and Oskar Frenzel ‘discovered’ the village, deeply impressed by the landscape. They started an artist colony which became increasingly popular. Today, the town is known as an “Artist Spa” and a popular place for artists and celebrities.