Leistädter Sandstein

yellow sandstone

Leistädter Sandstein gelb - honed

“Leistädter Sandstein” gains much of its beauty and its friendly appearance from warm colours ranging from beige through to pale yellow and yellow. Subtle variations in texture and irregular brown spots enliven its overall look.

It has proven to be a superb material for outdoor applications and façade installations thanks to its lastingly good physical and technical properties and its ability to stand up to frost, acid rain and air pollution.

The quarry has been in operation since the 9th century. It is still one of the most productive and reliable quarries for fine to medium-grained yellow sandstone in Germany today.

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


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


Further trading names

Leistädter Sandstein, Hambacher Schloss-Sandstein, Pfälzer Sandstein

Petrographic classification



Beige to yellowish, fine to medium-grained sandstone from the Middle Buntsandstein formation near Leistadt/Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany).

Mineralogical composition

Quartz (ca. 71%), rock fragments (ca. 16%), alkali feldspar (ca. 11%) and accessory minerals (2%)


Yellowish to beige-coloured sandstone with fine pores and a fine-to medium-grained texture characterised by parallel and cross-bedding. Occasional brown inclusions.

Petrographic identification:

Sandstone with rock fragments and quartzitic-ferritic cementation.

Grain colours

Accessory minerals:grey-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 Leistadt

67098 Leistadt, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

GPS Coordinates

Breite: 49°28'46.94"N
Länge: 8°09'19.67"E

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