Park and landscape

OBERNKIRCHENER SANDSTEIN® is traditionally used in park and landscaping architecture. Gardens and parks have been among the amenities offered by towns and cities since ancient times - places where people can relax, play, and meet others. The art of structuring, clearly defining and shaping these havens reached its peak during the Baroque period.

Towards the end of the 18th century, French austerity was replaced by the English approach of lightness to its landscaping architecture. Reproductions of stone ruins and aqueducts, lakes and bridges, were some of the design elements used.

Gardens and landscapes are constantly undergoing change as they grow and the seasons pass. We offer planners a virtually endless diversity of presentation options for creating fixed and unchanging visual and quiet points, and shaping paths and areas within this changing environment.

For walls or stand-alone designs
Naturally sandstones


For walls, embankments and bridges


For paths, roads, areas and terraces

Freestanding Quarry-rough surface stones and Quarry-rough surface slab from Obernkirchen
Traces from the Cretaceous Age - a common sight in OBERNKIRCHENER SANDSTEIN®. But how do they come about? A thin layer of clay (Quarry-rough surface) separates the individual sandstone banks. During the Berrasian epoch, the oldest segment of the Cretaceous Age (about 140 million years ago), the Bückeberg formed part of a strip of coastline along a chalk sea. Mighty rivers flowed from the southern mainland into the sea, bringing clay deposits that settled here. Traces from this period were then covered with sand over the course of the next 140 million years and solidified in the sandstone through a process of diagenesis. Clear traces from this period can still frequently be seen today, such as dinosaur traces, or the typical wavy surface on the floor of a shallow body of water.

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