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The systematic extraction of marble from Lasa begun around the half of the past century. Back in 1750, the Bavarian stonemason Johann Schmiedinger had already settled in Covelano, where he had purchased the mining rights for the mountain of Covelano. These were then transferred onto his descendants. These rights (along with those owned by Ludwig Veith in Val di Lasa) were acquired in 1848 by Bernhard Schweizer, a master mason from Munich. The latter used to provide marble for Schwanthaler, court sculptor at the service of Ludwig I of Bavaria. Carl Steinhauser, professor and sculptor at Karlsruhe, arrived in Lasa in 1865. He founded "Laaser Marmorwerke", the first centralized marble-processing company. In 1883 Josef Lechner began the systematic extraction of marble from the Withewater quarry. Lasa’s marble owes its worldwide reputation to these pioneers. Around the turn of the century, at the peak of its initial success, the precious material was primarily employed in artistic works, particularly in neighbouring European countries and in some royal houses overseas and in the U.S. Lasa’s marble is now very popular and appreciated worldwide. Examples include: Singapore, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur, Auroville (India), Abu-Dhabi, Memphis Tennessee.

Towards worldwide fame

The processing of boulders

Lasa marble works can be found all over the world today. The first works created with the "Laaser Marmor”, or rather with what we now know as Lasa marble, were made by populations living near the early deposits. As of today it is not yet known when the extraction and use of Lasa’s marble began precisely. This white natural stone has always fascinated man. The extraction of this mineral dates back to several centuries ago. Initially, individual blocks were collected and processed. These were mostly rocks and boulders that had fallen and were carried downstream by rivers and landslides.

The oldest evidence beyond the borders of Tyrol: Chur

The oldest evidence of the use of marble from Lasa beyond the borders of Tyrol can be found in the capital of the Swiss Kanton ‘Graubünden’: Chur. A tombstone that Victor III, bishop of Chur, had ordered to be transported and carved around 720 AD, for a male inhabitant of Vinschgau whose name is not better identified, bears the inscription “Hic sub ista lapide marmorea qvem Vector ver in lvster preses ordinabit venire de Venostes hic reqviescit dominus”. Here lies this man; beneath this marble stone that the eminent count Victor has had transported from the Vinschgau.
Only in the late Middle Ages we find another indication that the marble from Lasa had been "exported" beyond the historical boundaries of this land.

Tomb of the Habsburg dynasty in Prague

In 1566, Emperor Maximilian II hired Alexander Colin (who had worked as a court sculptor for Archduke Ferdinand II in Innsbruck) to create a funerary monument for Ferdinand II and his wife Anne of Bohemia and Hungary in St. Vito’s Cathedral, Prague. Colin created the double gravestone between the years 1571 and 1573 after which the work was sent to Linz, where it remained until 1575 even though sledge transportation to Prague had been prearranged. Once it reached its destination, supposedly around 1576-77, the monument was expanded to accommodate and commemorate emperor Maximilian II, who had died in the meantime, by placing him alongside his parents.

The Strudel brothers bring Lasa marble to the Viennese architecture

The brothers Paul, Peter and Dominik Strudel from the city of Cles in ‘Val di Non’ were the first artists to make regular use of Lasa’s marble. They begun a proper extraction business and were granted concessions by the relevant authorities. The three brothers had received a professional training in their village’s carving workshops and had continued their work with Carl Loth from Monaco di Baviera, with the architect Baldassare Longhena and with Flemish sculptor Giusto de Conte in Venice. From 1686 they were in Vienna where they strenuously tried to obtain the favours of several patrons such as the princes Johann Adam I Liechtenstein and Johann von der Pfalz. Dominik Strudel (1667-1715) was an inventor and was able to conclude contracts for the improvement of drainage systems in various mining sites. His brother Peter made a rapid career as court and chamber painter. The two sculptors Paul and Peter Strudel initiated Vienna’s fascination with marble. Contrary to his brother Peter, Paul Strudel initially failed to enter the Imperial Court. This changed once the Plague Column in downtown Vienna had been completed under his direction in 1696. He then obtained a permanent position at court and was entrusted with the construction of a white Tyrolean marble gallery for the Habsburg emperor and his ancestors. During work on the Plague Column, Paul Strudel had found (and had claimed the discovery of) the Tyrolean marble deposits in the area of Sterzing (Vipiteno) and in the Vinschgau. He employed over 20 workers including masons, four Italians sculptors, a stonecutter and a blacksmith. Under Dominik’s supervision they extracted marble in the Vinschgau, presumably near Tafraz and Covelano. The marble was transported to Hall, in Tyrol, by means of wagons and from there taken to Vienna on barges.

The marble from Lasa ‘conquers’ the Hapsburg’s Baroque style

It was without doubt Michelangelo who brought Carrara marble to world fame. The Roman architect Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini built on the foundations that Michelangelo had laid in the sixteenth century and eventually took Baroque sculpture to its apex.  Bernini's work reflects the ideals of his time and has influenced artists beyond the borders of his country for decades after his death. His approach became a reference for many Italian and international sculptors who, starting from the mid-seventeenth century, flocked to Rome and other places where Bernini and his students had worked in order to learn his style and means of expression. From there they returned enriched with the dogmas of Roman sculpture, ready to pursue Bernini’s intents. The sculptor Matthias Bernhard Braun, a native of Sautens in the Ötztal valley, was one of the artists who, at the turn of the eighteenth century (a quarter of a century after Bernini’s death), became a messenger of his figurative art, investigating and extending its principles further. Braun had reached great fame as a sculptor in just a few years. He had his own workshop in Prague, the glowing heart of the Holy Roman Empire and of the German Nation. He worked mainly with soft sandstone from Bohemia but he was also familiar with Lasa’s marble. This is confirmed by the fact that his workshop employed the brothers Johann and Gregor Thény from Burgeis in the Vinschgau, two sculptors who knew the marble extracted near their hometown very well. The Carrara marble was not just expensive: transporting it to the countries north and east of the Alps was nearly impossible. The marble from Lasa was therefore the most suitable alternative. It also had an important feature that distinguished it from Carrara’s: a greater resistance to severe weather conditions. This characteristic was greatly appreciated, especially by those countries north of the Alps that are less likely to enjoy good weather. From a letter written by Braun in Prague and sent to Ötz on August 3rd 1718 we learn that he had ordered (even before 1718) three marble blocks from Tyrol, two of which were delivered at the end of July in that year passing through Linz. He writes that he wants to pay for the third piece on delivery. An entry by master mason Pietro Antonio Maggi from Silandro documents that a supply of marble for the Lambach abbey in Upper Austria was arranged for in that same year (1717). Maximilian Pagl, abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Lambach, recorded the purchase in his diary. On April 7th 1717 he wrote: "I have signed with Pietro Antonio Maggi, master mason from Silandro in Tyrol, a contract for the supply of the beautiful white marble from Silandro for two statues that will occupy the main altar. The marble will be transported to Hall by water. I promised payment of 4 florins and 30 Kreuzer per feet, and then I paid 15 florins in advance.”

Lasa marble and Munich’s Classicism

The neighbouring countries’ interest for the precious natural stone from Vinschgau increased with the inclusion of Tyrol (December 26, 1805) to the Bavarian electorate. In June 1826 (when Tyrol was again part of the multinational Habsburg empire), Leo von Klenze, a Bavarian Secret Counselor and building Superintendent at Court, visited the Vinschgau with a building inspector. Documentation shows that they had come for an inspection of the marble quarries, to ensure the material's suitability for various major projects to be undertaken in Munich. Klenze had, among other things, been entrusted with the general reorganization of building works in Munich. Examples of his work include the Marstall, Königsplatz, Ludwigstrasse, the Glyptoteque, the Haslauer-Block, the Loggia of the Glory, the old art gallery and the Residenz. Between 1826 and 1828 the Odeon was also built according to his plans. Other building works by Klenze include the Walhalla in Regensburg, the Hall of Liberation in Kelheim, the Konstitutionssäule in Gaibach and the Kanaldenkmal near Burgberg in Erlangen. His projects were often complemented by groups of statues by Ludwig Schwanthaler, a much sought after sculptor at the Bavarian court of Ludwig I. Bernhard Schweizer, a master mason from Munich, provided marble for the artist’s Bavarian clients for 20 years.  Ludwig Schwanthaler died in 1848 and Bernhard Schweizer, who had at certain times provided employment for up to 70 workers, began to trade marble on his own. Schwanthaler was a famous master of Classicist sculpture in southern Germany and introduced the saying “The Carrara is cheese, the Lasa lives”. The popularity of Lasa’s marble was still, however, limited to a few countries at this stage.

Carl Steinhäuser founds "Laaser Marmorwerke"

Professor Carl Steinhauser, a sculptor from Bremen, had seen the work of Ludwig Schwanthaler in Munich and had already become acquainted with the marble of Lasa in his youth, when he had crossed the region in 1835 en route to Rome, where he was to complete his training and begin a successful career. In 1863 he was offered a teaching post in a newly established art school in Karlsruhe. His sponsor, the Archduke Frederick von Baden, had also asked him to create sculptures for the garden of the castle of that city. Steinhäuser required marble supplies from Schweizer who was, however, seeking a more profitable way to exploit his rights. In 1864 he entered into a subcontract with Steinhäuser to extract in Covelano and Lasa. The expert quarry manager had understood that assigning extraction rights to contractors was more profitable than selling the marble itself. In 1865 Carl Steinhäuser and Peter Lenz, a fellow artist in Rome, established "Lenz εt Steinhäuser”, the first Lasa marble processing firm. Construction of a workshop in Lasa began in 1866. It was called the "Laaser Marmorwerke".

Lasa’s marble gains worldwide fame thanks to the Universal Expo in Vienna

Johannes, son of Carl Steinhauser, was soon in charge of the "Marmorwerke Laas”. He is credited with having brought fame to the natural stone from Lasa. The latter had already been presented in 1867 at the "Marmorata" in Rome, a famous market that supplied most of the local artists. The climax of Johannes Steinhäuser’s promotional activities was, however, the marble supply for the 1873 Universal Expo in Vienna. Thus the label "Laaser Marmor” was introduced for all the varieties of Vinschgau marble distributed by Steinhäuser as owner of "Marmorwerke Laas”. For over a decade Steinhäuser could manage the undercapitalized business with financial support from relatives and with the various positions he was offered, but in 1879 the economic situation worsened. Johannes Steinhäuser’s stepfather, a wealthy merchant from Bremen, intervened to optimize the transfer of Steinhäuser’s commercial rights over to the Wiener- Union Baugesellschaft, which had already represented Steinhäuser’s interests in Vienna in the past. The contract went into effect on 1 July 1881. Johannes Steinhäuser remained in the firm holding the post of artistic director until he died in 1892. The Wiener Union-Baugesellschaft later reintroduced “Laaser Marmor” to the Hasburg dynasty and, subsequently, to the whole of the Danubian monarchy and the most important European dynasties. Lasa’s world fame is also attributed to another pioneer. Josef Lechner (born in 1851) was in fact the real initiator of the industrial extraction of marble form Lasa.

Josef Lechner initiates the industrial extraction of marble in Lasa

In 1883 the municipality of Lasa gave Josef Lechner the concessions for the Whitewater quarry in Val di Lasa. Lechner also secured some of Ludwig Veith’s rights in the Nesselwand and Jenngraben quarries. Josef Lechner, who became soon known as "Marmor Lechner”, successfully invested in the best stone processing technologies of the time and exported his products worldwide. In some periods he gave employment to 100 workers. Joseph Lechner produced sculptures and other artistic works with Lasa’s marble, which had by then become very popular worldwide. He exported the marble to Austria, Hungary, Russia, Great Britain, Germany and even to distant countries such as Etiopia and the USA. His workshop has produced some famous monuments, including: a 3,5 meter high statue of Christ for the city of Riga, a statue of Christ and various other sculptures for Berlin and its Siegasallee, a large funerary monument (Braunschweig), the main altar in Marlengo near Merano and Queen Victoria’s monument, delivered to London in 1903. The opening of the Vinshgau railway in 1906, finally meant that Lasa’s marble could easily be exported to the whole world.

List of public works and buildings

South Tyrol [Alto Adige]

Works in Laas [Lasa]

  • Altar of the parish church of St. John the Baptist
  • Pulpit in the parish church of St. John the Baptist
  • Easter candle in the parish church of St. John the Baptist
  • Several gravestones in the cemetery of Laas [Lasa]
  • Bust of Emperor Francesco Giuseppe in front of the bank building Raiffeisenkasse Laas
  • “Spötter” statue group (or scoffers) on the west side of Laas [Lasa]
  • Cross on the “Saurüssel” peak [Grugno del Porco]

Buildings in Laas [Lasa]

  • Apse of the parish church of St. John the Baptist
  • Paving of Lasa’s village centre (sidewalks and main square)

Works in Bolzano [Bozen]

  • Walther von der Vogelweide’s monument in the homonymous square
  • Mary’s column in “piazza della Madonna”
  • Group statue in the fountain of King Laurin
  • Roman milestone. Found near Merano-Maia Bassa [Meran-Untermais]; it is on display in the gardens of Prince Campofranco
  • Column with Roman inscription, Bolzano’s gardens
  • Decoration representing Benito Mussolini: former “Casa del Fascio” (now occupied by the Revenue offices), piazza Tribunale.

Buildings in Bolzano [Bozen]

  • Monument to the Victory (triumph’s arch), piazza Vittoria
  • Lower section of the façade of Statehouse II, occupied by Bolzano’s Province offices, via Crispi 4.
  • Paving and stairway in front of the new Bolzano Trade Fair, piazza Fiera 1
  • City Hall, floor mosaic at the entrance of the old section, piazza Municipio
  • Decoration of columns and arches in the Pastoral Centre of the Bolzano-Bressanone [Bozen-Brixen] Diocese, piazza Duomo 2
  • Palazzo Reale, floor and wall tiles

Works in Merano [Meran]

  • Maria’s pillar, Piazza della Rena
  • Monument for Elisabeth Empress of Austria, (Sissi) in the homonymous park
  • Monuments by Anton Bruckner and by painters Makart and Schindler in the communal park
  • Base of the monument to poet Oskar Freiherr von Redwitz in Schiller park
  • Monument to physician Franz Tappeiner on the homonymous public footpath
  • Statue of Christ for doctor Friedrich Selle in Merano
  • Busts of physician and Duke Theodor v. Bayern and of Archduke Rainer in the covered walk “Wandelhalle”
  • Statue of Christ in the Evangelic church
  • Altar of the Jewish synagogue
  • The Priest’s monument in the communal graveyard
  • Doctor Tappeiner’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Baron Bülow’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Baron Schleinitz’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Countess Wrangel’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Count Wratislaw’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Duke von Württemberg’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Mosel’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Rizzi’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Röhrs’ funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Thümen’s funerary monument in the communal graveyard
  • Copy of the Madonna of Wessobrunn with rosary over the rectory’s entrance, vicolo Steinach
  • Marble bench in the gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle
  • Altar in the church of St. Vigilio in Maia Bassa [Untermais]

Buildings in Merano [Meran]

  • Merano’s municipal theatre. Temple-like section with colonnade, fountain and parapet of the terrace on the main entrance, Piazza Teatro 2
  • Façade of the Franz Tappeiner hospital, via Rossini 7

Bressanone [Brixen]

  • Tombstone for Bishop-Prince Karl Franz von Lodron
  • Statue of Bishop Zachary from Bressanone and statue of an angel on the pedestal of the Millenary Pillar
  • Emblems of the Popes Damasio II, Pio VI and Benedict XVI on the southern façade of the atrium, Bressanone’s Cathedral

Latsch [Laces]

  • Madonna of Wessobrunn with rosary, above the entrance of the chapel in Castel Sant’Anna, within the Mühlrein Residence.
  • Laces Menhir. Found in 1992 in the Church of Our Lady on the Hill
  • Main doors of the parish church of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Gothic portal of the “Holy Spirit” church, main road
  • Monument for Emperor Franz Josef (lost in 1919)
  • Tombstone for Governor Franz Hendl in the parish church of St. Luzius
  • Count Kleinhans’s funerary monument in the parish church of Laces

Works in Schlanders [Silandro]

  • Marble relief of the Immaculate over the main portal of Silandro’s City Hall (Plawenn residence)
  • Bas-relief portrait of Emperor Leopold I in the court of Schlandersburg castle
  • Hamlet of Vetzan [Vezzano]: stoup in front of the church of St. Nicholas

Buildings in Schlanders [Silandro]

  • Walls of the church and cemetery
  • Façade of Silandro’s hospital; new building, via Ospedale 3
  • Culture house Karl Schönherr, foyer tiles, via Covelano 27/b

Sulden [Solda]

  • Julius von Payer’s monument in the woods near the Eller hotel
  • Funerary monument to the Curate Ellert in the church

Works in Tirol [Tirolo]

  • Statue of Jesus in the cemetery
  • Baptismal font in the parish church of St. John

Buildings in Tirol [Tirolo]

  • Portal of Tirol Castle’s palace
  • Capitals of the arched windows and of the three-light windows in Tirol Castle

Works in other South Tyrolean locations

  • Algund [Lagundo]: menhir found in 1932 during work in a field near Lagundo
  • Mals [Malles]: marble relief in the church of St. Benedict
  • Marling [Marlengo]: altar of Marlengo’s church
  • Morter: monument to the fighters, cemetery
  • Ortles Mountain Group: stele created with marble from Lasa and green sandstone from Soest: a signpost with indications in the native language “Marteller Grad” (2800 meters)
  • Partschins [Parcines]: Roman tombstone on the wall of the Hochhuber farm
  • Rabland [Rablà]: milestone of Emperor Claudius. Found in 1552 by the Supphof farmhouse (now the Hanswirt hotel), exposed in Bolzano’s municipal museum
  • Schenna [Scena]: tombstone covering the crypt of Count of Merano’s funerary monument
  • Schluderns [Sluderno]: Jakob Trapp’s funerary monument in the parish church of Castle Coira [Churburg]
  • Töll [Tel]: Ara Dianae of Eteo, altar stone (base) from Roman times. Found in a tributary valley near Tel and exposed in the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum
  • Weissenbach [Rio Bianco] (Ahrntal/Val Aurina): altar and lectern in the parish church of Weissenbach

Buildings in other South Tyrolean locations

  • Naturns [Naturno]: Naturno city hall, via Municipio 1. Tiled floor entrance, corridors and paving. Marble fountain in the lobby.
  • Schluderns [Sluderno]: columns in the cloister arches of Castel Coira

Tyrol (Austria)


  • Andreas Hofer’s funerary monument in the Hofkirche
  • Relief based on a design by J.M. Schärmer (pedestal of Andreas Hofer’s funerary monument) in the Hofkirche
  • Statues of Mary and saints on the column of St. Anne on the Mary-Theresien-Straße
  • Two small fountains and a large fountain known as “Saugenbrunnen”
  • 40 gravestones at the Westfriedhof (west cemetery)
  • Ambo of the university church in Innsbruck
  • Baptismal font of the university church in Innsbruck


  • Statue of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Swarovski’s monument

Works in other Tyrolean locations

  • Kufstein: Friedrich List’s monument
  • Nauders: Emperor Claudius’s milestone, private property


Works in Vienna

  • The Plague Column, Vienna, Graben (Paul Strudel)
  • Statues in the ceremonial hall of the Austrian National Library (formerly Wiener Hofbibliothek), Josephsplatz
  • Monument to the composer Joseph Haydn in the sixth. Bezirk (District)
  • Monument to the poet Ferdinand Raimund in the Deutsches Volkstheater
  • Hansi Niese’s bust in front of the Deutsches Volkstheater
  • Monument to the painter Rudolf Ritter von Alt, Minoritenplatz
  • Statues on the portal of the former Lower Austria governorship building, Minoritenplatz
  • Monument to doctor Theodor Billroth at the University’s Arkadenhof, University Campus (formerly the first courtyard of the old general hospital “AKH”), Alserstraße 4, Vienna 9
  • Large scale bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I in the building known as Postsparkassen-Gebäude
  • Georg Coch’s monument in front of the building known as Postsparkassen-Gebäude
  • Large Group called "Austria", Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Museum of Military History)
  • Stone pillar and monumental fountain pools "Wachsamkeit" Schlesingerplatz (formerly Alserstraße)
  • Satue of Igea in the courtyard of the Palais Epstein
  • Statue of Emperor Franz Joseph at the university
  • Statues on the gable of the university building
  • Statue of Galeno at the Institute of Anatomy
  • Four statues in the lobby of the musical association’s building, Bösendorferstraße
  • All the white statues and the magnificent façades along the Ringstraße
  • Group of Naiades in the round fountain and in the star-shaped fountain within the Schönbrunn park, Schönbrunn Castle, Vienna
  • Great statue at the “Kinderanstalt” (home for the children) in the Ninth Bezirk (Ninth District)
  • Monument to Admiral Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff in the Praterstern
  • Statue of Hermes in front of Villa Hermes in the Lainzer Tiergarten, Vienna-Hietzing, Thirteenth District
Works in parks
  • Monument to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Built in 1896, located in the Burggarten since 1953.
  • Monument to Empress Elisabeth, Volksgarten
  • Monument to the poet Franz Grillparzer, Volksgarten
  • Bruckner Monument, Stadtpark
  • Monument to Johann Strauss (son), Stadtpark
  • Monument to the painter Hans Makart, Stadtpark
  • Monument to the painter Johann Josef Schindler, Stadtpark
  • Monument to the painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Townhall
  • Strauss-Lerner monument, Townhall
  • Monument to Brahms, Resselpark
  • Herm of the poets Anastasius Grün and Nikolaus Lenau in the park opposite the Art Academy
Works in churches
  • Historic statues by the Adlertor, Stephansdom
  • Altar top, Karlskirche
  • Altar’s tabernacle, Karlskirche
  • Altar slabs, Votivkirche (Heilandskirche)
  • Second altar in the Votivkirche (Heilandskirche)
Burgtheater [(Imperial) Court Theatre]
  • Frieze of the Burgtheater’s tympanum
  • Allegories "Beauty," "Wisdom," "Poetry" and "Truth"
  • Herm of Burgtheater’s director and playwright Dingelstedt
  • Herm of Burgtheater’s director Lauber
  • Herm of Burgtheater’s director Schreyvogel
  • Herm of actors Kean and Palm
  • Herm of actors Rachel and Ristori
  • Herm of actors Sonnenthai and Talma
  • Bust of Franz Grillparzer
  • Hauptmann’s bust
Hofburg Palace
  • Several works in the Michaelerplatz
  • "Landmacht" (land power) statuary groups: Michaelerplatz
  • "Seemacht" (maritime power) statuary groups: Michaelerplatz
  • Horse tamers and fountain statues; Museums court, Heldenplatz
Vienna Künstlerhaus (1865-1868)
  • Large statue of Dürer in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Rubens in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Velázquez in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Bramante in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Raphael in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Michelangelo in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Leonardo da Vinci in front of the Künstlerhaus
  • Large statue of Titian in front of the Künstlerhaus
Natural History Museum
  • Busts of Aristotle, Cuvier and Kepler, Burgring
  • Bust of Berzelius and Humboldt, Burgring
  • Busts of Newton and Linnaeus, Burgring
  • Bust of Werner Burgring
Austrian Parliament (formerly Reichrat building)
  • Pallas Athena’s fountain in front of the Parliament building, Ringstraße
  • Allegories of the “Danube” and of the “Inn”, Pallas Athena’s Fountain, in front of the Parliament building, Ringstraße
  • Symbolic groups on the main tympanum
  • Other tympanums of the Parliament’s building, Benk and Weyr
  • Some statues on the roof of the Parliament’s building
  • Historians on the ramp (Herodotus, Polybius, Thucydides and Xenophon)
  • Historians on the ramp (Caesar, Sallust, Tacitus and Livy)
  • Caryatids and Atlantis on the round wall of the big conference room (formerly Herrenhaus)
  • Herms of politicians and statesmen: Herbst, Smolka, Schmerling, Grocholski, Clam-Martinic and Leo Thun
  • The statue of Hermes in the stairwell
  • The statues of Minerva, Artemisia and Demeter in the stairwell
  • The statues of Arena, Apollo and Hephaestus in the stairwell
  • The statue of Jupiter in the stairwell
  • The statue of Poseidon in the stairwell
  • The statue of Hera in the stairwell
Funerary monuments
  • Monument to Ludwig van Beethoven, Zentralfriedhof (Vienna’s Central Cemetery)
  • Funerary monument to Franz Schubert, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Monument to Hofkapellmeister (court orchestra director), Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Gravestone for Eng. Carl Ritter von Ghega, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Funerary monument to Prof. Johann Franz Ritter von Herbeck, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Monument to the painter Friedrich Ritter von Amerling (medallion and a statue of an angel), Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Funerary monument for Field Marshal Heinrich Freiherr von Hess, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Funeral monument for Feldzeugmeister Franz Freiherr von John, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Monuments to the architects Heinrich von Ferstel and Friedrich Freiherr von Schmidt, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Gravestone for Oberbaurat Theophilos Freiherrn von Hansen, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Monument to architect Carl Freiherr von Hasenauer, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Funerary monument for the physician Theodor Billroth, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna
  • Funerary monument to Conrad von Hötzendorf, Hietzing cemetery, Wien
  • Reichert family gravestone, Hietzing cemetery, Wien
  • Treitl funerary monument, Hietzing cemetery, Wien
  • Reithofer family gravestone, Hietzing cemetery, Wien
  • Ruston family gravestone, Hietzing cemetery, Wien
  • Monument of the poet Friedrich Kilian Schlögl, Purkersdorf cemetery

Buildings in Vienna

  • Two main stairways and the two stairways accessing the Supreme Court, Parliament building, Ringstraße
  • “Doctors in Law stairway”, University
  • ”Celebratory stairway” and main staircase, wall coverings, columns, balustrades, paving of the University
  • Neue Hofburg (belonging to the Corps de Logis, now “Völkerkunde-“ und” Musikinstrumentemuseum” (Museum of popular culture and musical instruments): southern staircase, Heldenplatz
  • Hofburg: staircases of the two Hofmuseen (court museums), Heldenplatz
  • Stairs of the Palais Equitable Stock-im-Eisen-Platz
  • Stairs of the Hermes Lainzer Tiergarten, Vienna-Hietzing, XIII Bezirk


  • Monument to Emperor Franz Josef
  • Monument to Peter Rosegger
  • Monument for the poet Robert Hamerling, Stadtpark, Graz
  • Friedrich Schiller’s monument, Stadtpark, Graz
  • Anastasius Grün’s Monument, Stadtpark, Graz
  • Monument to Moritz Ritter von Franck, Stadtpark, Graz
  • Monument to Count Thun
  • Tomb group of Gebhart syenite, main body made of Lasa marble, Graz cemetery
  • Funerary monument to the poet Robert Hamerling, St. Leonhard cemetery, Graz

Laxenburg near Vienna

  • Statue of Charles VI, by Matthias Bernhard Braun. Habsburg Hall, Franzensburg castle
  • Statues of Habsburg kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and of the German nation, by Peter and Paul Strudel, Franzensburg castle

Works in Linz

  • Part of the main altar of Linz’s Cathedral and other marble works in the same building
  • Monumental Fountain for the bank hall in the Sparkassen building in Linz (since 1979 in the Taubenmarkt)

Buildings in Linz

  • Capitals and pedestals of the Sparkassen building

St. Pölten

  • Altar of the Cathedral, Domplatz 1
  • Dr. Schmid’s gravestone.

Works in other Austrian location

  • Baden: Reichert family funerary monument
  • Lambach: statues of Santa Barbara and Santa Catherina in the church of Lambach abbey
  • Salzburg: Empress Elisabeth’s monument
  • Semmering: monument to Eng. Carl Ritter von Ghega at the train station, Semmering
  • Villach: Christ crucified



  • Monument to field marshal and general Helmuth Karl Bernhard, Count von Moltke, Großer Stern near the Siegessäule (Victory Column)
  • Monument to Hermann von Helmholtz in front of Berlin’s Humboldt University (Prince Heinrich’s palace), Unter den Linden
  • Three large busts: “Haydn”, “Mozart”, and “Beethoven”, part of the monument to composers (Komponistendenkmal), Großer Tiergarten
  • Monument to Justus von Liebig
  • Statuary group for Friedrich III. Elector from Brandenburg (Friedrich I in Prussia), formerly in the Siegesallee (victory boulevard), located in the Citadel of Spandau since 2009
  • Several statues in the former Siegesallee (victory boulevard), partly destroyed during the Second World War, in the Citadel of Spandau since 2009
  • Two fountains for the monumental structure in honor of Emperor Friedrich and Princes Victoria, Brandenburg’s Gate
  • Decoration of the statues for the historic Alexanderhaus
  • Large statue of Christ in the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • "Amazonenschlacht" relief (battle of the Amazons), Villa Herter, Uhlandstraße 6
  • "Aspasia" and "Der Selten Fang" (rare catch) in Viktoriapark, Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • Pedestal for the equestrian statue of the Great Elector, former Lange Brücke
  • Statues "Nymphe" and "Bergbau" (nymph and mine)
  • Statue group "Spree"
  • Statue "Arbeit" (work)
  • Statue "Mutterliebe" (motherly love)
  • Statue "Stier" (bull)
  • Group of fishermen
  • Busts of Bismarck and Moltke (location unknown)
  • Christ crucified (location unknown)
Nationalgalerie [National Gallery]
  • Achilles dying
  • Statue of "Dornroschen" (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Statue of "Hermes"
Rotes Rathaus [Red City Hall]
  • Colossal allegorical statue "Ackerbau (agriculture) for a niche in the stairwell
  • Colossal allegorical statue "Handel" (trade) in the guise of Mercury for a niche in the stairwell
  • Colossal allegorical statue "Schifffahrt (navigation) for a niche in the stairwell
  • Colossal allegorical statue “Fischerei" (fishing) for a niche in the stairwell Statue "Nymphe" in the Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall)
Funerary monuments
  • Etzel’s funerary monument

Works in Munich

  • Two lions in front of the Feldherrnhalle [Field Marshals' Hall]
  • Reliefs and medallions at the "Siegestor" (Victory Gate)
  • Monument to chemist Justus von Liebig, Maximilianplatz
  • Monument to chemist and hygienist Max Josef von Pettenkofer, Maximilianplatz
  • Monument to Richard Wagner in front of the Prinzregententheater, Prinzregentenplatz
  • Relief Friezes of the propylaea and 18 statues (tympanum) of the Glyptothek
  • Several busts in the “Ruhmeshalle” [Hall of Fame]
  • Bust of chemist Heinrich Wieland in the “Ruhmeshalle” [Hall of Fame]
  • Several decorative urns, relievos, herms, busts, statues, etc., Deutsches Museum [German Museum]
  • Several decorative urns, relievos, herms, busts, statues, etc., Nymphenburg Palace
  • Nine statues on the pinnacles of the Munich Residenz
  • Statue of Christ in the Catholic Parish and University Church St. Louis
  • Statues in the pediments, apostles and ornaments in front of and inside the St. Benedict's Church
  • Gravestone of Eugene de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg, St. Michael's Church
  • Wagmüller’s Gravestone at the Nordfriedhof (North Cemetery)
  • Zumbusch’s Gravestone at the Nordfriedhof (North Cemetery)

Buildings in Munich

  • Columns and capitals in the University


  • Madonna
  • Statues of "Drei große Genien" (Three great geniuses: "motherly love", "faith", "hope-distressed angel") and a statue of Christ
  • Sarcophagus and angel
  • Statues "Christ" and "Pilgrim", a funerary statue of a sitting figure and the bust of Duke Wilhelm


  • Main altar, Deposition of Christ in the church of St. Stefan
  • Epitaph with bust in the Cathedral of St. Peter
  • Monument to Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers in the Wallanlagen (at the top on the Hurrelberg road)


  • Friedrich Schiller’s monument in Dresden-Neustadt
  • A gravestone


  • Monument to the fighters in Hofgarten
  • Lions in the Monument of Victory


  • Two Evangelists
  • Relief of the Madonna
  • Two lions
  • Blocks of statues created with Lasa’s marble. 3.2 m, 1.4 m long, and wide
  • Relief and statue of an angel


  • Columns and decorative plates for the church and the convent of St. Mang
  • Monument for King Maximilian II of Bavaria


  • Statuary group "Mutter und Kind" (mother and child)
  • Detlev von Liliencron’s funerary monument at the Alt Rahlstedt cemetery in Hamburg


  • Three angels and allegories for the Haen mausoleum
  • Funerary monument for Baurat Köhler
  • A statue of an angel
  • Funerary monument for Küster
  • Funerary monument for Beindorff
  • Distressed angel


  • Statues of "Hermann and Dorothea" for the library building
  • Statue of "Orestes and Pylades" for the library building
  • Four large statues for the library building
  • Statue of Christ
  • Bust of Empress Augusta


  • Lion in the war memorial (weighting 6 tons)
  • Monument to Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi


  • Monument to Emperor Wilhelm I., Karlsplatz, near the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum (north side)
  • König’s funerary monument


  • Beethoven’s marble monument (marble, bronze, ivory and colored glass)
  • Four reliefs on the pedestal (themes from Wagnerian operas) at the Klinger-Museum, Leipzig
  • Mayor Dr. Otto Koch’s monument in Schiller park


  • Monument to Count Eberhard the Greiner or "Count Eberhard im Bart" (Count Eberhard in the beard), Schlossgarten
  • Colossal bust of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Charlottenplatz
  • Colossal bust of Field Marshal Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke, Charlottenplatz
  • Large Bust of the physician and physicist Julius Robert von Mayer
  • Statue of Moses


  • Large statues of Christ and the four Evangelists in the basilica of Constantine
  • Several statues of "Allegories" in front of the Electoral Palace

Works in other German locations

  • Achern: Ungern-Sternberg’s gravestone
  • Baden-Baden: Rössler and Füsslin’s monuments
  • Beuron: Madonna with Angels (4 m height)
  • Darmstadt: statue of Sybilla
  • Donaustauf (Regensburg): several decorative urns, relievos, erme, busts, statues, etc. in the Walhalla temple - hall of fame and honors
  • Ettlingen: double altar of the parish church
  • Freiburg im Breisgau: Statue of Christ
  • Giessen: Justus von Liebig’s monument
  • Heidelberg: three altars, a pulpit, a baptismal font and a candelabrum in the parish church
  • Heilbronn: Monument to natural scientist Robert Mayer in the Marktplatz
  • Homburg: Emperor Frederick’s monument in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe
  • Kelheim: eight statues of angels in the Hall of Liberation
  • Kiefersfelden: tabernacle of the main altar in the Holy Cross parish church
  • Mahlberg (Baden): statuary group on the altar
  • Mainau (Bodensee): a column
  • Oberschleißheim: statue in the Oberschleißheim castle
  • Tübingen: Viescher’s monument
  • Überlingen: life-size statue of Christ
  • Weimar: Franz Liszt’s monument, Liszt's house, Marienstraße
  • Wertheim: Princess Löwenstein’s funerary monument



  • Monument to fallen French soldiers


  • American military cemetery “Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery”

Neupro (Neuville-en-Condroz, "Ardennes")

  • American military cemetery "Ardennes American Cemetery"


Island of Vis

  • Memorial for the Austrian naval victory of 1866 ("Lion from Lissa [Vis]”)

Czech Republic

Works in Prague

  • Count Peter Strozzi’s monument in front of the Invalidovna building in Kaizlovy park, Karlin
  • Julius Zeyer’s monument in Chotkovy Park, Hradcany
  • Hana Kvapilová’s monument in the summer castle Kinski, within the homonymous park, Smímchov
  • Monument Otylia Sklenárová-Malá near the national museum in the park Celakovskeho, New Town, Prague
  • Hrdlicka family gravestone in the cemetery of Olšany
  • Statue of Saint Filip Benicius on Charles Bridge (original replaced by a copy)
  • Tomb of the Habsburg dynasty, king of Bohemia (Maximilian II and Ferdinand I) in the cathedral of St. Vitus (Prague Castle)
  • Beines gravestone
  • Big bust of Tomaš Seidan
  • Statue of Count Thun
  • Bust of Prince Schwarzenberg

Buildings in Prague

  • Floor tiles and cover slabs for the mausoleums and columbarium. Floor tiles in the great hall of the national memorial monument on Vítkov Hill
  • Parapet of the small pavilion in the garden of paradise at Prague Castle
  • Ionic column capital in the Moravian bastion of Prague Castle
  • Four semi-columns and decorative elements on the façades and ground floor of the former Bank of the Czechs Legionaries, Na poříčí 24
  • Coating of the columns in Café Slavia’s wintergarden, Smetanovo nábřeží 1012 / 2 (no longer existing)


  • Josef Edler von Schroll’s monument in the Olivětín fraction
  • Monument to Edvard Beneš (made at the same time as the Josef Edler von Schroll’s monument) in the city administration’s garden (disappeared)
  • Sehroh funerary monument


  • Monument to Gustav Winterholer (pedestal and balustrade), in the homonymous square (no longer existing)
  • Pedestal of Emperor Joseph II’s monument (no longer existing)


  • Funerary monument for the family of engineer Gustav Bihl, old cemetery (no longer existing)
  • Fiedler's gravestone, old cemetery (no longer existing)


  • Gravestone for the Faltis family in the Lapidarium, communal cemetery
  • Several gravestones in the Lapidarium, communal cemetery

Works in other Czech locations

  • České Budĕjovice: Hlawa family gravestone in the local cemetery St. Ottilie
  • Choltice-Pardubice: Thun’s funerary monument in the local cemetery
  • Chotěšov: “Heart of Jesus” statue in the Chotěšov convent’s garden
  • Jesenik: Vincenz Priessnitz’s monument
  • Hořice v Podkrkonoší: Antonin Dvorak memorial in Smetana park
  • Břeclav: gravestone for Ignaz Edlen v. Kuffner in the Jewish cemetery
  • Křivoklát: monument for Count Karl Egon von Fürstenberg on the hill beside the Křivoklát castle.
  • Teplice: Johann Gottfried Seume’s monument


Addis Ababa

  • Three gravestones for Emperor Menelik II and family; mausoleum of Emperor Menelik II


Draguignan (Var, "Rhone")

  • American military cemetery "Rhone American Cemetery”, Draguignan (Var)

Epinal (Vosges)

  • American military cemetery "Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges)

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon ("Meuse-Argonne")

  • American military cemetery "Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery”, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Meuse)

Saint Avold (Moselle, "Lorraine")

  • American military cemetery "Lorraine American Cemetery”, St. Avold (Moselle)

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ("Colleville-sur-Mer")

  • American military cemetery "Normandy American Cemetery", Omaha Beach (St. Laurent-sur-Mer)

Saint James (Manche, "Brittany")

  • American military cemetery "Brittany American Cemetery"


  • Pedestal of the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I by Zumbusch

Great Britain


  • Queen Victoria’s Monument in front of Buckingham Palace
  • Fireplace and sculptures for Lord Grosvenor


  • American Military Cemetery “Cambridge American Cemetery”

Egham (London)

  • Monument to the philanthropist Thomas Holloway, Holloway College, University of London
  • Other monuments in the area of Holloway College, University of London (Queen Victoria, Jane Holloway)

Hellenic Republic (Greece)


  • Monument to Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" in the Villa Achilleion
  • Monument of Achilles dying in the Villa Achilleion



  • Deák Ferenc’s monument in Budapest


  • Works in marble for the expansion of Pécs’ cathedral


  • Memorial for Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" in the castle’s garden (Várkert)



  • Paving slabs and tiles for the interior walls (single crystal) of the Inner Chamber from the Matrimandir (temple of the mothers)


  • Marble altar of a Catholic mission (unknown location)



  • Paving slabs and tiles for the walls in the lobby of the Hotel Al Rasheed, Baghdad


Works in Rome

  • Funerary monument to Pope Pius IX (Died 1878) in the church of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (replaced by new gravestone)

Buildings in Rome

  • Palazzo Pertini, floor tiles and walls


  • Façades of Casa Rasini, Corso Venezia 61
  • Façades of Palazzo Sivem
  • Façades of Palazzo Sissa
  • Front of Palazzo Tarchetti
  • Revenue Agency, Via della Moscova 2


  • Revenue Agency, floor tiles and walls, Piazza della Repubblica 4
  • Palazzo S. Marta, floor tiles and walls


  • Navy Memorial, Piazza Trieste

Certosa (Florence)

  • American military cemetery "Florence American Cemetery”, Certosa (Florence)

Cles (Trento)

  • Statue of Christ

Nettuno/Anzio ("Sicily-Rome")

  • American military cemetery "Sicily-Rome American Cemetery”, Nettuno (Rome)

Syracuse, Sicily

  • Altar in the Sanctuary “Madonna delle Lacrime”, Syracuse



  • Bust of Mary Jane Seacole (Mother Seacole) exhibited at the Institute of Jamaica, Kingston



  • Decorative balls for a pagoda in Seoul



  • American military cemetery, "Luxembourg American Cemetery"


Margraten (Maastricht)

  • American military cemetery, "Netherlands American Cemetery"


Taguig (Manila)

  • American military cemetery “Manila American Cemetery”



  • Statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary in front of the Parish Church in Gostyń


  • Great statue of “the Mercy” (exact location unknown)

Sroda Slaska

  • Statuary groups "Mining" and "Industry"


  • Pedestal of Emperor William’s monument

Warsaw [Warszawa]

  • Fountain basins in King Sigismund III’s monument (destroyed in World War II)


  • Sepulchral statue

Saudi Arabia


  • Floor and walls tiles for the Nationalbank, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)

Republic of Serbia


  • Main altar for the church

Republic of Singapore


  • Floor and walls tiles for the Raffle City Tower
  • Floor and walls tiles for the lobby and atrium of the Marina Mandarin Hotel



  • Bust of Karl Kroll (exact location unknown)



  • Salis-Züzers funerary monument
  • Tombstone for unknown person (commissioned by Bishop Victor III)


  • Slabs and fragments of stone from the Carolingian era in St. John’s monastery
  • Statue of Charlemagne in St. John’s monastery

Tunisia (Carthage, "Tunis"

  • American military cemetery "North Africa American Cemetery “in Tunis (Carthage)


  • Statue of the Sacred Heart in a Catholic mission (unknown location)

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

  • Floor and walls tiles for the interiors of the mosque of Sheikh Zeyed-Bin-Sultan Al-Nahyan


Works in New York

  • Heinrich Heine’s fountain monument (Lorelei Fountain), Bronx
  • Statues made of 23 marble blocks at the Court of Appeals in Manhattan ("Manhattan Appellate Courthouse), 27 Madison Avenue, New York
  • Holocaust memorial

Buildings in New York

  • World Trade Center Transportation Hub (PATH-Station)
  • Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan
  • Façades of the Esçada Boutique, Manhattan
  • Façades of the Collection Boutique Michael Kors, Manhattan


  • Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain in the Fairmont Park with great statue of Moses
  • Funerary monument of cardinal and general
  • Christ Crucified

Buildings in other U.S. locations

  • Miami, FL: façades of the First-Federal Savings Bank, Miami
  • Greenwich, CT: façades of the United-States-Tobacco Building, 100 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich