The stucco craftsman and sculptor Werner Schwendner belongs to a hand-full of people which still exercise this trade in its traditional form. He is the guide for us traveling back in time when stucco craftsmen were creating the beauty and vanity of interior designs. We witness the restoration of the two side altars of the Muenchenreuth church near Waldsassen and the reconstruction of a ceiling in the old castle of Illertissen.
The roots of this trade date back 8000 years. The dukes and the leaders of the church were filling the order books. Today the demand for this kind of work is almost non-existent and it would be hard to find a craftsmen who still performs the old techniques to create marble-like stucco, "lustro" and other ornamental stucco types.