On this place stod the birthplace of German painter Emil Nolde. He left the house in 1904 when he moved to the island Als. He lived here during summers, in the winter he lived in Berlin.
1916 he moved to Ubjerg south of Tønder where he lived until 1926 when he moved to Seebüll.
1943 the house burned down but it was painted by Emil and can be seen at Emil Nolde Museum in Seebüll, Germany. On the location today a sign stands with a short biography and a photo of the painting with the house.
Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolour painters of the 20th century. He is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals.
Nolde’s intense preoccupation with the subject of flowers reflect his continuing interest in the art of Vincent Van Gogh.