When my friend Liz lived in Germany, she and I would go exploring. One lovely spring day she suggested a trip to the nearby town of Weinstadt. It lies in the Rems Valley, a region known for vinyards and orchards. Weinstadt has charming villages, wooded hills, wine and sculptures… all mixed together.Weinstadt is actually five towns that joined together in 1975: Beutelsbach, Endersbach, Großheppach, Schnait and Strümpfelbach. We walked through the streets and the Sculpture Trails in the latter two (Strümpfelbach and Schnait).Weinstadt’s slogan is „Kultur trifft Natur“ or “Art Meets Nature”. A family with three (3!) generations of artists reside in Weinstadt. It is their art that decorates this already gorgeous area. Bronze and stone sculptures are tucked into bushes and vinyards, yards and walls.Professor Karl Ulrich Nuss first started the Scupture Route initiative. Karl is in the middle of the art dynasty that includes his father Professor Fritz Nuss (1907-1999), and two grandchildren of Fritz: Christoph Traub (born in 1964) and Felix Engelhardt (born in 1970).
Liz and I wandered through the vinyard’s sloped hills with our cameras.
Spring was running riot with blooming trees and flowers everywhere. The flowering Nature made the perfect backdrop to the artwork …
or was it the other way around?
Amongst other places, Fritz Nuss’s work is displayed in the British Museum and the Liederhalle in Stuttgart.
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17 thoughts on “Wine and Sculpture”
Fascinating sculptures, is such a wonderful setting. Thank you for sharing them, Jadi!
We visited the town at the peak of everything flowering – it was stunning.
Love them, so full of elegance and beauty 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us.
I agree – there is an elegance that comes from art and Nature in such lovely balance.
These sculptues are showing the motion and blended with the nature well. Thank you for sharing, Jadi!
It was fun to look around and spot artworks in the Nature. They really did blend together!
I am so happy to have found your blog… actually you found mine first 🙂 I love the sculptures and gardens. Places like this intrigue and delight me. I don’t know how far you might be from the Princeton area of New Jersey but they haveGrounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ which is an incredible place to visit also.
Thanks for providing this link. I encourage my readers to take a look. You jogged my memories of places with sculpture and gardens. Quick list: Stockholm. Berlin. Louisiana Museum, Denmark. Japan. A strange valley on Sicily. Thanks for bringing back images of beauty!
Thanks, Jadi! Wonderful !
Thanks for stopping by Michael! Always nice to hear from you.
I love these sculptures — I will look forward to seeing these in person !!!
I just found out the sculptors do free tours of their home studio, too. Thanks as always for the visit and comment!
The sculpture does seem natural in this environment. So much so, I can’t be certain –is the goat real or sculpture? Really glad you shared this, Jadi. Thank you.
🙂 I can’t believe I lived here twenty years before I found out Weinstadt exists…