Brilliant possibilities - far more than simply gemstones...

Forts and castles, world-famous museums, incredible gemstone mines and gemstone cutting facilities along with a broad range of sporting and recreational activities await you in Idar-Oberstein.

Discover the secret of the legendary “Felsenkirche”, a church hewn into the living rock, as well as Fort Bosselstein and Oberstein Castle. Follow the path of the jewels mined from the unique gemstone mines of Steinkaulenberg to the historic Weiherschleife water mill into the city’s fascinating museums. The German Gemstone Museum and the Museum Idar-Oberstein show visitors the world of gemstones in all its glory and wonder. Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of the Edelstein-Erlebniswelt (‘gemstone adventure world’) and into the mechanical age of chain and jewellery production at the Jakob Bengel industrial monument.

Idar-Oberstein is a city full of splendour and rare finds where astonishing treasures are found wherever you look. The exploration opportunities in Idar-Oberstein are virtually unlimited.



Tourist-Information City Idar-Oberstein
Hauptstraße 419
D - 55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone: +49 (0) 6781/64-871
Fax: +49 (0) 6781/64-878

  • Buisiness hours:
  • 15.3.-31.10.: Mo.-Fr. 9am till 6pm
  • On holidays 10am till 3pm
  • 1.11. - 14.3.: Mo.-Fr. 9am till 5pm
  • Advent Saturdays 10am till 3pm