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The three-basin fountain

is the landmark of the Maulbronn Monastery and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Picture: Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg

 
 

Since February 2013, the three-basin fountain in the Maulbronn Monastery decorates the new two-euro coin.
Picture: muenzblog.de
 
 


The sandstone basins

of the famous fountain have been sealed with epasit special building materials and know-how.
Picture: Silke Günther.

 
 


The moulding time

between the application of the first and the second layer should not exceed 48 hours.
Picture: Silke Günther.

 
 


The sandstone basins

have been re-coated with a sealing material in the aquiferous area. Picture:
Silke Günther.

 
 


The drinking water coating "MineralDicht"

has been dyed in the matching colour with inorganic pigments.
Picture: epasit.

 













 



























Landmark of Maulbronn Monastery sealed

The three-basin fountain is the landmark of the Maulbronn Monastery and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since February 2013, the monastery and its famous fountain is en route in the whole of Europe -
as the motive of the newly striked two-euro coin. In 2012, the fountain was repaired within the scope of
the rehabilitation work on the monastery complex.
Its sandstone basins have been sealed with epasit special building materials and know-how.



Monastery: impressive contemporary witness


Since February 2013, a motive from Baden-Württemberg decorates for the first time a two-euro coin: The Maulbronn Monastery and its landmark, the three-basin fountain. The fountain, above which a Gothic polygon is built, was constructed in 1878. At present, a spring in the northeast of the monastery feeds the fountains in the monastery complex.
The Maulbronn Monastery is the best-preserved medieval monastery complex in the north of the Alps . In the Middle Ages it was an important commercial centre with political and social influence. After the Reformation in the 16th century, the monastery was converted into a Protestant boarding school. Presently, there exists the Evangelical theological seminary founded in 1807. The monastery complex combines all architectural styles and stages of development from Romanesque to late Gothic. This is one of the reasons why the monastery is registered as a World Heritage site on the UNESCO list for the past twenty years.



Starting position: the three-basin fountain

The upper basin of metal has been rehabilitated externally. The middle and lower basins are made of red sandstone. Openings in the shape of lion's heads let the water flow from the middle into the lower basin. Both sandstone basins should be re-coated with a sealing material in the aquiferous area. With regards to the sealing of the sandstone basins, the responsible architect, Holger Probst (Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg), and the graduated restorer Silke Günther from Karlsruhe worked together with a team of epasit consisting of Dr. Helmut Kollmann, Jürgen Kurz and Jürgen Maruszyk.




Coating of the sandstone basins

The drinking water coating 'MineralDicht' has been dyed in the matching colour with inorganic pigments. The alkaline material permanently prevents the formation of algae and is extremely weatherproof. First of all, the copper coatings of the drain holes in the small basin were coated with epoxy resin from epasit. Mrs. Günther and Mr. Kurz carried out the proper coating with two layers. They applied the sealing slurry with
a thickness of approx. 2 mm by using a special steel trowel. The restorer Silke Günther said, 'A fact that I like is that the compound of the pure mineral material is clearly defined and not modified with unnecessary additives. In addition, the pliable mortar mass can be processed in a pleasant way.
The moulding time between the application of the first and
the second layer should not exceed 48 hours, otherwise the layers will not combine with each other.




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epasit GmbH Spezialbaustoffe
Peggy Wandel
Sandweg 12 - 14, D-72119 Ammerbuch-Altingen,
Tel +49 (0) 7032 2015-0, Fax +49 (0) 7032 2015-21
e-Mail: presse@epasit.de



 


 



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