The 27 year old Hermann Schröder from Güstrow laid the foundation stone for his “Kurhotel Waldhaus“. After big struggles, the active builder opened the hotel on the 3rd of July in 1914, known from generations of the locals as the “Kurhaus am Inselsee”. For the opening, Hermann Schröder committed the whole artillery chapel. For three days, crowds came to this new locality because the rumor that 11 glasses of beer cost only 1.00 “Mark” spread like a wildfire. But the mischief didn’t wait for long.
On the 1st of August in 1914, when the First World War began, the new hotel owner had to start his military service only one day after. Like a miracle, he survived the “Trench War” on the western front, and during his home leave he got enganged wih his wife Luise Kahl from Rostock. After their wedding, she took good care of the place and was able to pay off all the pressing depts.