Former castle and monastery complex of Kastl

Large-scale survey of the former castle and monastery complex

The castle and monastery complex of Kastl near Amberg was extensively surveyed for the Amberg-Sulzbach State Building Authority in the first half of 2017. In the coming years, the ensemble will be fundamentally renovated and converted into a training center for the Bavarian police.
Large areas of the enormous plant were measured by total station. Particularly elaborate façades were recorded with the terrestrial laser scanner Faro Focus 3D. The resulting point cloud was used to  supplement the plans further. The size of the complex with the many buildings was particularly impressive. There were no less than 34 plans, which could be created very cost-efficiently by the combination of both techniques. These include floor plans, sections, views and plans of building age.
The latter illustrate the colorful construction history of the site. The oldest parts of the monastery building date back to the 12th Century, but was from the 16th century repeatedly rebuilt and expanded. The accommodation building dates to a large extent from the 12th Century, at the gate tower additions were added in both the 16th and 18th century.