Bucher Sandstein

yellow sandstone

Bucher Sandstein - honed

This yellow sandstone is another type of Mainsandstein and a popular choice primarily thanks to its proven and tested frost resistance and its distinctive colour and texture. Its beauty has given the historic city of Bamberg and many other local towns and villages their truly charming appearance. Numerous historical buildings bear witness to this. Due to its good physical and technical properties, as well as its tested and certified resistance to weathering, it is particularly suitable for external use for natural stone façades erected as masonry walls.

The “Bucher Sandstein” quarry has been in operation for several centuries now and it is one of the most productive quarries in Germany for yellow medium-grained sandstone.

Regional “Bucher Sandstein” is a highly sustainable building material.


Bucher Sandstein - honed
Bucher Sandstein - pneumatically-chiselled
Bucher Sandstein - machine-chiselled
Bucher Sandstein - hand-chiselled
Bucher Sandstein - point-chiselled
Bucher Sandstein - machine split
machine split
Bucher Sandstein - Lines split 30 mm
Lines split 30 mm
Bucher Sandstein - Lines split 7 mm
Lines split 7 mm


Further trading names

Bamberger Räthsandstein, Gereuther Schlosssandstein

Petrographic classification



Grey-yellow to mixed-yellow, medium-grained sandstone from the Upper Rhaet formation near Buch, Hassberge in Lower Franconia/Germany.

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (ca. 90%), rock fragments (ca. 10%)


Grey-yellow to mixed-yellow, medium-grained sandstone with a coarsely porous, homogeneous texture characterised by cross-stratified beds resulting from changes in grain size.

Petrographic identification:

Yellow quartz sandstone with rock fragments and siliceous cementation.

Grain colours

Quartz:pale yellow
Cement:pale yellow
Accessory minerals:brown-black

Proof and confirmation of suitability by EC declaration of conformity, as well as CE marking available. We will be happy to provide you project related with references, test reports and further information.

The displayed stone samples illustrate the kind of material extracted from the quarry in question. As a natural material, stone is subject to variations in colour, texture and grain structure. It can also have natural inclusions, markings or veining. A typical stone patina may develop due to material-related or environmental influences.


Quarry Buch/Bischwind

96190 Untermerzbach, Bavaria, Germany

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 50°08'37.87"N
Länge: 10°48'12.30"E

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