As volcanoes broke out in the Eifel more than 10,000 years ago, lava, sand, pumice stone and ash were deposited. When combined they gave an excellent building material- tuff. Since tuff is usually very soft, it was cut into bricks since Roman times. It is still used as a facade covering to this day.


  • Title: Tuff
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Middle Age
  • Location: Hamburg-Altstadt, Domplatz
  • Provenance: Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg, Hamburg Museum
  • Type: building materials
  • Medium: Tuff

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