Tutz Column, 3400 Klosterneuburg


This 10-meter-high column stands on the south side of the monastery church on the so-called Stiftsplatz. It was erected as a votive monument in the 14th century by Michael von Tutz to give thanks for having survived the plague. It has a hexagonal base and is decorated with carvings portraying the Stations of the Cross. Mag. Klaus Wedenig was commissioned to thoroughly restore this monument in 2009. In addition to the careful cleaning and extensive consolidation of the severely weathered stone (calcareous sandstone from the Nußdorf, Zogelsdorf, and St. Margarethen quarries) the company also carried out biocide treatment, reconstructed missing sections, and replaced parts that had eroded beyond recognition. This was especially pronounced near the tracery and in the reliefs. Mag. Klaus Wedenig also took preventative measures (whitewashing, water-resistant finish). Moreover, the section above the reliefs (lantern and finial) had started to lean toward the monastery church. In collaboration with a surveyor and structural engineer, this was realigned and pinned to the lower part of the monument at all six corners.

Project Data:

Address: 3400 Klosterneuburg, Stiftsplatz

Service: Stone restoration

Service period: August 2009 to November 2009

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Last updated: 07/07/2015  Imprint ©2015 Denkmalpflege G.m.b.H. & Mag. Klaus Wedenig Restaurierung & Konservierung