The Stone Sculpture Museum is the only museum of contemporary stone sculpture in the world. It nestles within the wine-growing landscape of Germany’s Nahe valley, opposite to the Rotenfels cliff, Ebernburg castle, and the rocky pinnacles of the Rheingrafenstein. The endowment of 65 works in stone sculpted by Anna Kubach-Wilmsen and Wolfgang Kubach laid the foundation for the museum project. The Stone Sculpture Museum was designed by the world-famous architect Tadao Ando from Osaka, Japan.
The Kubach-Wilmsen family have had their atelier in Ebernburg since 1968. It looks out on Ebernburg castle and the rock face of the Rotenfels (red rock) massif. Their stone sculptures have made Wolfgang Kubach and Anna Kubach-Wilmsen famous the world over - particularly their book towers or their “landscape holes”. In Ebernburg, the two realised their vision of a sculpture park designe to bring together stones from around the world. The exposition shows 65 works sculpted in stone. Part of the park is a museum designed by the world-famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Kubach and Wilmsen have thus realised a fascinating “land art” concept where the sculptures, museum and the rock formations of the Rotenfels massif offer a captivating overall spectacle which reveals new facets in changing moods of lighting.
free parking - only a few minutes walk from the museum. Guided tours can be booked at any time.