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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

    Weierbacher Str. 70 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein

    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..

  • Opal Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Mainzer Str. 34 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein

    Prix Prices from : 64 €

    This hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites in the heart of Idar-Oberstein and is housed in the famous high-rise stock exchange building, offering great views of the town and surrounding countryside. The recently refurbished, cosy rooms of the Op..

  • Parkhotel Idar-Oberstein Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Hauptstr. 185 D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein

    Prix Prices from : 85 €

    This hotel in Idar-Oberstein offers large, air-conditioned rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. It is within 500 metres of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig Hiking Trail and the German Gemstone Museum. Elegant, classically furnished rooms are..

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