Below the Chapel-in-the-Rocks, right on the Oberstein marketplace the Museum Idar-Oberstein shows its exhibits. Here the visitor will find anything which made Idar-Oberstein well-known and famous. Here you can admire an important and unique collection of minerals, as well as samples showing the craftsmanship of local engravers, gold- and silversmiths.
In the most beautiful German crystal hall there are displayed the largest overseas minerals ever to be imported by European countries. And you really should not miss taking a glance into the fascinating fluorescence cabinet. Besides these highlights, there is also a quaint collection related to the city’s history which offers historical impressions of the city of gemstones.
It is only a short walk to the Museum from the railway station through the Oberstein shopping precinct. There are plenty of car parks for coaches and cars nearby.