worth seeing

stones by the river

"Stein at the mouth of the Saar in the Moselle" by Christoph Mancke

"Stein at the confluence of the Saar and the Moselle"

by Christopher Manke

The artist about his work:

An estuary is a special place.
A stone was created for the mouth of the Saar that rests in itself thanks to its triangular shape.
Facing the estuary, the recessed silhouette allows the stone to sit or stand.
It is quieter in the stone, the sound of the water is amplified.
It is a place to come to rest.
A place of reflection.

The end: Stones by the River by Dr. Baerbel Schulte

A little further, at the confluence of the Moselle and Saar, Christopher Manke created a place of rest and meditation. The motif of the estuary is taken up here in the form of the stone, while at the same time the basic geometric shape of the triangle is one of the oldest symbols of mankind. Many places of worship have this form, which is considered a synonym for calm, firmness and concentration. In Christian iconography, the triangle is not only a symbol for the Trinity, but also for the work of the Holy Spirit, so it is almost predestined for a place of meditation. The visitor is invited to take a seat in the stone, shielded from external influences, and to get involved with this special intersection in the great water cycle.


Born in Schönecken in 1953, grew up in the Ruhr area, studied sculpture at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences from 1972-77, received the art prize from the district of Trier-Saarburg in 1988, received the Perron Prize from the city of Frankenthal in 1989, received the art prize from the small plastics biennial in Hilden in 1992, received a Burgundy scholarship from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1993, 1999 Recognition of the German Landscape Architecture Prize with the architects Ernst-Heckel-Lohrer and Schwarz, 2000 Art Innovation Art Prize Bremen. Since 1989 participation in sculpture symposiums in Germany, Poland and Canada. Numerous individual and group exhibitions, participation in competitions and realization of works in public space. Member of the Deutscher Werkbund and the professional association of visual artists. Lecturer at the European Academy for Fine Arts in Trier.