Unmissable tourist sites
Idar-Oberstein Travel guide
Idar-Oberstein : Michelin's recommendations
The twin towns of Oberstein, lying at the foot of a gorge carved by the River Nahe, and Idar, spread out around a tributary of the same name beyond, now form a single built-up area. The profusion in earlier times of agate, jasper and amethyst deposits has left Idar-Oberstein a centre of cutting and polishing of precious stones.
Tourist attractions Idar-Oberstein : Things to see and do
Hauptstr. 118 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein
The Idar-Zentrum (Diamond Exchange) building in Idar is home to the German Museum of Precious Stones . It is impossible not to be dazzled by the thousands of stones from all over the world on display here! The Glyptothek provides an extremely fascin..
Wilhelmstr. 42a D - Idar-Oberstein
This workshop enjoyed its golden age from 1910 to 1920 with its Art Deco and Bauhaus jewellery. At the time, its clients included Chanel and Parisian department stores. Today, production has practically ground to a halt but all the machines operate d..
Tiefensteiner Str. 87 D - Idar-Oberstein
This former mine is the only one of its kind in Europe open to the public. Its 400m of galleries offer the opportunity to see and understand the formation of semi-precious stones still trapped in the volcanic rock.
Hauptstraße 302 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein
Located in the Idar-Oberstein Old Town, the Edelstein Hotel offers a wellness area with a tropical swimming pool, a Finnish sauna and free Wi-Fi. The Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum is 2 km away. All rooms and apartments at the Edelstein feature cable TV,..