Stations of the Cross, 2162 Falkenstein
The Falkenstein Stations of the Cross consisting of 11 groups of sandstone figures carved in the 1670s by the Tyrolean sculptor Ferdinand Pfaundler is exposed to the elements and was therefore badly weathered and encrusted with mineral deposits. There were numerous hairline fissures and cracks, broken and missing pieces, especially in the group portraying the Resurrection of Jesus, and in the station where Jesus is crowned with thorns the figure of one of his tormenters is missing several fingers. Damage was also caused by the foundations which were made of brick with no horizontal cover. The figures were transported to the studio for restoration via helicopter. Consolidation was achieved using KSE Wacker OH 100. Broken parts were cemented into place and old iron rebars were replaced by stainless steel ones. Artificial stone mortar was injected into cracks. Several coats of lime slurry were applied and worked into the surface as a protective buffer. Rough edges were smoothed with sandpaper. Once the restoration work was completed, the figures were transported back to Falkenstein by truck and reinstalled on new solid, stable foundations.
Address: 2162 Falkenstein
Service: Stone restoration
Service period: July 2006 to May 2007
Last updated: 07/07/2015 Imprint ©2015 Denkmalpflege G.m.b.H. & Mag. Klaus Wedenig Restaurierung & Konservierung