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Field Trip E8 (one-day trip)

Naturwerksteine Muenchens

CANCELED

Depart: Sun., 4 Sep.; 13:30
LMU Geology building, main entrance (Luisenstr. 37, München)
Return: Sun., 4 Sep. 18:00
Icebreaker location (LMU Main Building)
Cost: 16 €; maximum: 25 participants.
Included: Printed guidebook and information material (in German)
Difficulty:
rubber boot Easy.
Leaders

Wolf-Dieter Grimm, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
Gerhard Lehrberger, Technische Universität München, Munich

Description
Field Trip E8
The Propyläen, a symbolic town gate at the Königsplatz in Munich, built of bricks and different types of limestones.

This half-day field trip will highlight important and typical dimension stones of buildings and monuments in the area of the geological institutes of both Munich universities and of the main building of the LMU.

Characteristic rock types will be introduced, but also information about the economic history of stone industry in Bavaria and about the architectural and art history of the buildings and of Munich in general will be provided.

Many of the historical buildings in Munich consist partly of natural stones. Many of them are from classical sites in Bavaria and Austria. They were used as blocks, slabs, columns or as sculptured stones in architecture and monuments.

The tour starts at the geological and paleontological institute of the LMU and will lead to the neoclassical Königsplatz, the buildings of the TUM and the Alte Pinakothek. Beside petrographic aspects, deterioration processes and conservation measures will be mentioned, too.

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