New in our Stone Finder: jellowish REINHARDTSDORFER sandstone with fossil relics, quarried in Saxony, much used since many centuries in Germany and recently for spectacular reconstructions

Reinhardtsdorfer sandstone.

Name of the stone: Reinhardtsdorfer

Stone type: sandstone

Color: yellowish with fossil relics

Quarry location: Saxony, Germany

Reinhardtsdorfer sandstone: villa in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Description of the stone: Reinhardtsdorfer is a unique material in terms of color and structure. It has fine grain and siliceous binding and excellent workability, providing ideal conditions for executing the most demanding stonemasonry and especially sculptural works. The color changes can be stratified or cloudy and irregular. Characteristics are numerous fossil relics and grave traces giving the stone an unmistakable charisma.

Reinhardtsdorfer sandstone: Reconstructed Berlin Palace (Humboldt Forum), Germany.Reinhardtsdorfer sandstone: Reconstructed Berlin Palace (Humboldt Forum), Germany.

Peculiarities of the stone: Reinhardtsdorfer is one of the famous Elbe Sandstones (in German: Elbsandsteine) which also include the Postaer and Cottaer. Due to their beauty and durability, they were the preferred materials for representative buildings of the Saxon and Prussian kings. The Reinhardtsdorfer was used, e.g. for the figurative works at Sanssouci Palace and Park, the Dresden Zwinger, and the recently reconstructed Berlin Palace (Humboldt Forum) and the also rebuilt castle in Braunschweig.

Application: mainly outdoors but it can also be used attractively indoors. It is particularly suitable for solid and profiled stonework of any kind in restoration and new construction.

Finishes: sawn, honed, bush-hammered, charred, rustic-faced

Frost resistant: Yes

Reinhardtsdorfer sandstone: Reconstructed Palace in Braunschweig, Germany.Reinhardtsdorfer sandstone: Reconstructed Palace in Braunschweig, Germany.

Company: The company name Sächsische Sandsteinwerke GmbH stands for tradition, efficiency and first-class quality. Sandstone from Saxony was very popular already in the Baroque period, and in the 19th century, it was even shipped to Russia, Scandinavia, and Cuba for technical applications. In the German Democratic Republic (GDR) after 1945, the company was nationalized and renamed “VEB Elbenaturstein.“ After the unification of Germany in 1990, the founders‘ successors took it over again. The company philosophy includes the cultivation of traditional stonemasonry and the use of state-of-the-art CNC machinery to produce large series.

Contact: Mrs Lisa BIBER (Mail)

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