Herzogsteiner Sandstein

pink-violet sandstone

Herzogsteiner Sandstein - honed

That this pink-violet sandstone is particularly valued for use in natural stonework is due above all to its proven, frost-resistant quality and its distinctive colour and texture. Its pink and violet banding gives buildings or façades a stunning appearance.

It is a popular choice for both interior and exterior applications owing to its good physical and technical properties. Its tested and certified resistance to weathering is another significant plus.

The quarry has been in operation for several centuries now, and it is one of the most productive quarries for pink-violet medium-grained sandstone today. This “Herzogsteiner Sandstein” is a highly sustainable building material.


Herzogsteiner Sandstein - honed
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - pneumatically-chiselled
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - machine-chiselled
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - hand-chiselled
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - point-chiselled
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - shot-blasted
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - machine split
machine split
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - Lines split 7 mm
Lines split 7 mm
Herzogsteiner Sandstein - Lines split 30 mm
Lines split 30 mm


Further trading names

Dukes Sandstein, Alternative to the “Nürnberger Sandstein”, Burgsandstein

Petrographic classification



Pink-violet, medium-grained sandstone from the Carboniferous formation.

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (69%), feldspar (15%), rock fragments (10%), common mica (2%), opaque ore (2%) and accessory minerals (2%).


Pink to violet sandstone with medium to fine pores, medium grained and banded texture. Occasional small pores and dark-red or brownish inclusions.

Petrographic identification:

Violet, feldspathic sandstone with rock fragments and siliceous, ferruginous cementation.

Grain colours

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 Herzogstein

Quarry Herzogstein

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 53°05'18.5"N
Länge: 1°30'07.8"W

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Your contact

Sales resellers/homeowners:

Sales resellers/homeowners:

Jürgen Mahr
Bamberger Natursteinwerk
Hermann Graser GmbH
Dr.-Robert-Pfleger-Str. 25
96052 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 (0)951 96 48-0
Fax: +49 (0)951 96 48-100
E-Mail: anfrage@bamberger-natursteinwerk.de