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Idar-Oberstein : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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Tourist attractions Idar-Oberstein : Things to see and do

  • Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum Recommended Recommended

    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 fascinat..

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  • Jewel Factory Recommended Recommended

    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..

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  • Precious stone mines Interesting

    Tiefensteiner Str. 87 D - 55743 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.

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Hotels Idar-Oberstein

  • Hosser's Hotel Restaurant Two stars Two stars

    Weierbacher Str. 70 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    This small and well-appointed family hotel is located in Idar-Oberstein, in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Enjoy some good food in the hotel restaurant, and refreshing drinks in the cellar bar, or linger on our terrace in the summertime. Work up a swea..

  • Schloßschenke Oberstein

    Hauptstraße 442 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein

    Free Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet are available at this family-run hotel, located a 10-minute walk from Idar-Oberstein Train Station. The hotel offers warmly decorated rooms with cable TV. Rooms at Schloßschenke Oberstein come with a desk and a pri..

  • Edelstein Hotel

    Hauptstraße 302 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    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 Hotel feature cab..

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