Natural stone façadesEntrance Building to Hambach Castle

New Construction of the Entrance Building to Hambach Castle, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

Max Dudler developed a stone cladding of sandstone for the entrance building to Hambach Castle, which was implemented with our regional Leistädter Sandstein.

Like the masonry façade, which was executed with joints just 3 mm in width, the entire roof is also made of natural stone.

Due to their geometry, the roof surfaces are not plane surfaces. The roof is executed with 8 cm thick natural stone slabs, which are reversibly installed in a stainless steel substructure. This substructure is connected to the building structure through a fixed/loose flange construction, with thermal insulation and sealing layers sandwiched between the two. A hidden gutter achieves a seamless transition from the roof to the façade.

Numerous stones in special shapes for use as ridge or barge caps round off the overall look of the building.

Natural Stone

 - honed - pneumatically-chiselled

Natural Stone:

Leistädter Sandstein


honed, pneumatically-chiselled,


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

Project Data


Neustadt an der Weinstraße


Max Dudler, Berlin


Stiftung Hambacher Schloss vertreten durch LBB Landau

Project Duration:



Scope of Service:

  • Provision of samples and technical support
  • Preparation of shop and installation drawings including statics calculations
  • Production and delivery of natural stone masonry
  • Production and delivery of natural stone for the roof
  • Production and delivery of landscaping stone for surrounding areas
  • Installation and fixing works