Königgrätzer Sandstein

ochre-yellow sandstone

Königsgrätzer Sandstein - honed

Occurring on the banks of the River Elbe, “Königgrätzer Sandstein” is a highly versatile material that can be used for a multitude of purposes and is prized for its warm hues, colour transitions and textures. This attractive sandstone blends gracefully into its surroundings and is highly compatible with many of the iconic buildings that give historical town centres their distinctive character. This is demonstrated beautifully by many historical townscapes. The Podhorni quarry has been in operation for several centuries and is still one of the most productive quarries in Bohemia/Czech Republic for yellow fine-grained sandstone.

This “Königgrätzer Sandstein” is a highly sustainable building material.


Königsgrätzer Sandstein - honed
Königsgrätzer Sandstein - pneumatically-chiselled
Königsgrätzer Sandstein - hand-chiselled
Königsgrätzer Sandstein - point-chiselled


Further trading names

Königgrätzer Elbsandsandstein, Podhorni Sandstein, Böhmischer Sandstein

Petrographic classification



Ochre-coloured, fine-grained sandstone from the Cenomanian/Late Cretaceous formation, Podhorni, Bohemia.

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (73%), rock fragments (19%), feldspar (7%) and accessory minerals (1%)


Ochre-coloured sandstone with a changing play of colours, fine-grained, uniformly-graded texture characterised by parallel and cross-bedding. Occasional iron oxide clusters.

Petrographic identification:

Quartz sandstone with rock fragments and kaolinite, siliceous 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 Podhorni Ùjezd

50752 Ostromer, Bohemia, Czech Republic

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 50°23'15.82"N
Länge: 15°31'59.07"E

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