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Kupfer-Jaspis-Pfad, Foto E. Dubois"Kupfer-Jaspis-Pfad" closed for a short period of time

Currently, forestry work is taking place in the Niederwörresbach/Gerach area, which also affects the "Kupfer-Jaspis-Pfad".
Unfortunately, no detour can be made. Therefore, the dream loop "Kupfer-Jaspis-Pfad" is closed until further notice.

Current information about the closure can be found on Outdooractive.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stage 13 of the Saar-Hunsrück Trail and the Hildegard von Bingen Pilgrimage Trail are not affected by the closure.


Objekt des Monats Juni 20223 im Deutschen Edelsteinmuseum, Foto: Jürgen Cullmann, Lichtblick-Design

Object of the month June in the German Gemstone Museum

Object of the month June 20223 in the German Gemstone Museum, Photo: Jürgen Cullmann, Lichtblick-Design

In June the German Gemstone Museum shows as object of the month this beautiful black and white gem with pearl rim.

Chain and setting are made of 585/yellow gold. The pendant can also be worn as a brooch.

The cameo was engraved in Idar-Oberstein between 1880 - 1890 and was a family heirloom that was always passed down through generations. The owner, who is from Idar-Oberstein, lives in Denmark and would like such a beautiful piece to be available to the public.

So this enchanting piece of jewelry came back home and will be part of the exhibition.

The German Gemstone Museum is very grateful to Dr. Wolf Wucherpfennig for this generous donation.

Further informationen about the german gemstone museum can be found here.


24-Stunden Wanderung, Foto: Martin Prasch

"24 Hours of Rhineland-Palatinate" - June 24/25, 2023

Hiking event for a good cause

On June 24, the ninth edition of the hiking event "24-Hours of Rhineland-Palatinate" will start.

The hike starts at 08:30 in Hennweiler at the Wandermarktplatz. The hikers will be accompanied at the start by the guggemusic "Level Lots". From there, the hikers will set off with the goal of hiking a total of 75.8 km on 3 hiking loops in 24 hours.

The day loop (32.4 km) runs via Dhaun to Simmertal and on to Weiler, where lunch is served. Strengthened, it then continues via Monzingen, in the direction of Martinstein via Hochstädten, to St. Johannisberg and quickly to Hennweiler.

The twilight loop (24.7 km) leads into the valley to Hahnenbach and further uphill past Griebelschied to Berschweiler. From there, the route then leads in the direction of Kirn and via Kallenfels and Wartenstein Castle back to Hennweiler.

The night loop (18.7 km) goes from Hennweiler through the Lützelsoon to Schlierschied, past Woppenroth and back via Schneppenbach. It continues to the Teufelsfels with the Teufelshütte and finally to Hennweiler for breakfast.

On the way there are many surprises and numerous clubs from the region support with catering. A large part of the hikers takes up the challenge for the second time. With their participation and a donation of at least 1 € per kilometer, they contribute to a donation for children in need of about 30,000 €.

You can find more information about the event under www.24stunden-rlp.de




Dear guests, 

EdelSteinLand would have liked to continue to welcome guests in November and share the wonderful autumn mood with you, but in the current exceptional situation we too must take responsibility for our customers and employees.

The following information can be passed on to you at this time:
As of 02.11.2020, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has decreed the following measures to contain the Corona pandemic (excerpt from the tourism-relevant information):

  • Meetings in public only with members of your own household plus one other household (max. 10 pers.)
  • Accommodation in Germany is only allowed for necessary and explicitly non-touristic purposes.
  • Closed are, among others, gastronomy, theaters, museums, concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming- and fun pools

The EdelSteinLand tourist information office in Idar-Oberstein is currently still open, the office in Herrstein is closed to the public until further notice. However, we are still active for you "behind the scenes". Please call us at
in Idar-Oberstein 06781 64871 and in Herrstein 06785 741400 - or send an e-mail to info@edelsteinland.de.

Stay healthy and see you soon!
Sincerely, your teams of the EdelSteinland Tourist Information
Idar-Oberstein and Herrstein



The Federal Competence Centre for Tourism provides you with an overview of the regulations currently in force in Rhineland-Palatinate to protect against corona:

For more detailed information on what is currently possible please don't hesitate to contact us: Tel + 49 6781 - 64-871 and info@edelsteinland.de


Rock protection work in Oberstein continues

Felsenkirche remains closed

Dear visitors, walkers and hikers,

The rock securing work in the Oberstein district above the Felsenkirche continues, due to previously unforeseeable additionally needed securing, until the end of June 2019.

Please note that the path to the castle, as well as the access to the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, to the Traumschleife Nahe-Felsen-Weg and the Hildegard-von-Bingen pilgrimage path is diverted from the marketplace, as the use of the paths below the church can be life-threatening.

This also means that the Felsenkirche is not accessible while the rock securing work takes place.

The barriers blocking the original path have been broken up repeatedly, which is not only dangerous, but also a criminal offense.

We will inform you here as well as on our Facebook-page as soon as the path and church will be opened again.



Opening hours of the jewelery and gemstone shops 2019

The jewelery and gemstone shops in Idar-Oberstein will open on Sundays and public holidays in 2019 as follows:

From Sunday, 17. march 2019, following all Sundays and public holidays until 27. october 2019,

from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blick auf Fußgängerzone und Marktplatz, Foto: E. Dubois


Das brillant mineralische EdelSteinLand-Magazin ist da!

„echt edel“ ist es geworden, das neue Edelsteinmagazin!

Begeisternde Bildstrecken und starke Inhalte aus dem EdelSteinLand!

Nach dem erfolgreichen 1. Magazin der Naheland-Touristik GmbH aus dem Jahre 2014 ist nun der Nachfolger erschienen. Herausgeber ist die Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand – hier liegt die thematische Kernkompetenz. Im Mittelpunkt stehen neben der steinreichen Edelsteinregion die Künstler, Schmuckschaffenden und Designer, welche die Region zu dem machen, was sie letztendlich ist: „echt edel!“

Das 36-Seiten-starke Hochglanz-Magazin wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit der Agentur Soonteam aus Münchwald neu interpretiert und besticht neben dem hochkarätigen Inhalt erneut mit starken Aufnahmen des renommierten Fotografen Timo Volz. Edler Schmuck geschaffen durch echtes Handwerk inszeniert in der Region, wo er seine Ursprünge hat: im EdelSteinLand. Neben dem Industriedenkmal Bengel wurden beim aktuellen Fotoshooting die Künstler und ihre Schmuckstücke auf Schloss Oberstein in Szene gesetzt.

In dem Magazin, das sich sowohl an Schmuckinteressierte, Touristen, Einheimische als auch an Fachpublikum und Pressevertreter richtet, dominieren drei Hauptthemen: Innovative Schmuckdesigner, die Offenen Werkstätten der Region sowie das EdelSteinLand mit seinen Museen und Bergwerken. Dabei steht immer im Focus: Echtes Handwerk aus der Hand des Menschen! Gespickt ist das Magazin mit historischen Aufnahmen und Zitaten hiesiger Schmuckdesigner, Edelsteinschleifer und Goldschmiedemeister.

Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage des ersten Magazins wurde das Edelsteinmagazin nun in einer Auflage von 20.000 Stück produziert. Erhältlich ist es ab sofort bei den Tourist-Informationen EdelSteinLand in Herrstein, Brühlstr. 16 und in Idar-Oberstein, Hauptstr. 419. Info-Tel.: 06781-64871.

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