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Creative seminar “Designing jewellery”

Delve into the world of Idar-Oberstein’s creative talents, and design your very own personal jewellery items. Over the course of 25 teaching hours, a goldsmith will demonstrate how gold and silver can be transformed into a wonderful item of jewellery. The finished article will, of course, remain in your possession. 

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Specialist seminar – “Gemmology"

“You’re interested in gemstones" and have always wanted to know more about the topic? The German Gemmological Society e.V. (Die Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft e.V.) offers two multi-day seminars in german language, covering the basics of gemmology. A) Introductory seminar on Gemmology with 27 teaching hours Seminar contents: General terminology, conditions of learning, features [...]

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Gemstone camp at the gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg

"Treasure hunters" can go in search of agates, amethysts, rock crystals, jasper, and smoky quartz during the gemstone camp. Hoes, pickaxes and spades are available to the treasure hunters during the two-hour search.  We recommend goggles, gloves and sturdy shoes. The highlight of the treasure hunt is when a small gemstone geode is cracked open using the original stone crusher. Any minerals [...]

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Gemstone digging site at the Gemstone Adventure World

Outstanding educational fun for children and teenagers! In the gemstone digging site, which is protected from the wind and rain, children and adolescents can dig in a type of rock grotto spanning more than 60 m2 while scouring for sparkling gemstones. Every enthusiastic treasure hunter may take home all the gemstones they find!

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Agate heap – company Lemke, Bruchweiler

Borrow a bucket or even a wheelbarrow, and kick-start your treasure hunt atop the agate heap at the company Lemke. Any agate pieces or leftover material that you can place in your receptacle is yours to keep.

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Adventure day in the National Park region

for children groups and school classes - Guided adventure hike in the magic forest (Zauberwald), directly by Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park - Day and time freely selectable (by arrangement) - Suitable for all ages - Possibility to have a cookout  - Free coach parking - Nature adventure trail, barefoot path, observation tower and much more - Topics/mottos by arrangement with [...]

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The journey of the gemstone – from its origin to the final polish

Gigantic lava flows forged their way over many centuries past from the earth’s core to its surface. Dazzling minerals are the result of this spectacular natural event. During your guided tour of the gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg, you’ll not only discover everything to do with how gemstones are formed, you’ll also be able to marvel at the stunning jewels in the rock faces. The follow-on [...]

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ManufacTour - the precious vacation package

We have put together individual ManufacTour packages for you - packed with fine craftsmanship, real passion, creativity & authenticity. On top of that, experience a journey through time into the exciting history of chain and fashion jewelry manufacturing, lots of Hunsrück hospitality and delicious regional delicacies. Our jewelry designers create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry and you [...]

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Experience industrial history up close

Experience amazing industrial history – Discover the industrial era during the blossoming period of Art Déco and Art Nouveau. Idar-Oberstein’s jewellery-rich history is brought to life during a tour of the town’s historic quarter. When looking at the old town center, you will be able to savour the once world famous jewellery works. Having stoked the fire with a [...]

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Eselwanderungen - Esel und Määäh(r)

Animal enthusiasts pay attention: You can hike with a donkey in EdelSteinLand! From Schmidthachenbach, for example, the guided hike goes through the beautiful Antestal between Sien and Schmidthachenbach. Hikes can of course also be arranged individually according to your wishes. The donkeys Cora, Gretchen, Donkey and Rosalie are looking forward to your visit!

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Culinary delights “down the mine” – a very special experience

Do you love the extraordinary? Now then, you will love the culinary delights that await you in a very special location with a unique atmosphere: Descend into the hollows of the historical copper mine. Your underground experience commences with a need-to-know talk about work and life down the mines, during which you will be able to listen to exciting stories told by the mine guide. After this you [...]

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Guided hike along the inspiring “Medieval Trail”

Simply stunning: Explore the ‘Medieval Path’ together with our hiking guide, who has a detailed knowledge of the region’s landscape and people. The round hiking tour commences in historic Herrstein. You will follow a route that takes you through the town’s medieval centre with its beautifully artistic timbered houses, followed by expansive fields, before passing the municipalities of [...]

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Wine meets stone - at the German Gemstone Museum Idar-Oberstein

Get to know the treasures of the region on a very special trip to the German Gemstone Museum - an exclusive guided tour through the fascinating world of gemstones, accompanied by a tasting of selected wines, awaits you! The tour leads through the different departments of the museum and you will learn about the history and characteristics of the stones as well as the different wines from the [...]

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Creative seminar "gemstone polishing"

Together with the company Louis-Gottlieb & Söhne we offer creative courses:A) Demonstration course / duration: 2 hoursCourse content: General introduction to polishing gemstones / cutting, grinding and polishing / grinding cabochon / initial polishing of a stone’s core / material can be kept. Material will be provided.B) Introductory course / duration: 4 hoursCourse content: General [...]

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Wine meets stone - in the historic center of Herrstein

Experience wine tastings of a very special kind in EdelSteinLand. During an exclusive guided tour in the historic town center of Herrstein, you will enjoy selected wines from the nearby region that pamper the palate and are simply fun to drink. Whether down-to-earth, fancy or precious... a perfect symbiosis of stones and wines awaits you. Book your genuinely precious culinaric experience in [...]

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Historic Herrstein – vibrant Middle Ages

Take a memorable trip into the past, and experience the vibrant Middle Ages! How did people live and work back then? The answers await you here: in front of and behind the façades, in the market squares, at the fountains and in the streams. Our tour guide will introduce you to a world of exciting and illustrative secrets buried within the region’s surroundings. During this time, you [...]

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Wine meets stone - in the historic copper mine Fischbach

Experience wine tastings of a very special kind in EdelSteinLand. During an exclusive guided tour through the historic copper mine in Fischbach, you will enjoy selected wines from the nearby region that tantalize the palate and are simply fun to drink. Whether down-to-earth, fancy or precious... a perfect symbiosis of stones and wines awaits you. Book your truly exquisite culinary experience in [...]

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Rock Church Idar-Oberstein - Discover the landmark of the gemstone metropolis

As a landmark of Idar-Oberstein, the Felsenkirche has been attracting visitors since the 15th century. It is just waiting to be visited by you! Learn about the eventful history of the city and find out what the legend about the construction of the church is all about. Please note: Footpath to the church has many steps. At present, only guided tours in German language take place.Foreign [...]

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Mysterious, fiery Herrstein – tour by torchlight through the historic town centre

Spark-filled, medieval atmosphere, dim lit alleyways and unfamiliar shadows align the rustic house walls. As sunset approaches, the town of Herrstein as it was in centuries past comes to life. Discover the medieval area for yourself by torchlight. When visiting the historic village blacksmith you will discover how red-hot iron and steel was formed using traditional methods. Click here to book [...]

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Gemstone digging at the historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill

Children and adolescents alike can use sand screens to dig for the coveted minerals hidden away in a sheltered sandpit at the Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill, which has been filled with minerals from around the world. Finally, the gemstone can be given its final polish using large sandstone grinding wheels. An old original polishing wheel is also available. Part of the two-hour long [...]

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3 days of unlimited gemstone experience

In EdelSteinLand there is so much to discover! Visit the German Gemstone Museum (Deutsche Edelsteinmuseum), with specialist facilities for guests with limited mobility, and experience how gemstones were crafted many years ago at the Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill. With sufficient seating throughout, the grounds offer an unbounded, pleasant holiday experience.

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Idar-Oberstein city tour

Whether you and your travel group are spending a wonderful time in EdelSteinLand or are just passing through - our tour guides look forward to captivating you with their eventful history against the picturesque backdrop of Oberstein's old town. Starting with the noble family of the Lords of Oberstein, we invite you on a journey through time to the past of Bosselstein Castle and Oberstein Palace. [...]

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Our ranger and adventure tours

Why not accompany our Rangers during one of their monitoring and observation tours through the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. Cast a glance over the shoulders of the professionals at work. Take a good look at the work of the National Park. Learn more about the National Park, about nature and culture, about the landscape and people, and about the flora and fauna. The ranger tours are free [...]

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4 days of unlimited Edelstein adventure

Enjoy barrier-free Edelstein adventure! Visit the former “Erbstollen” main mine shaft at the Fischbach Copper Mine and be amazed by the beautifully crafted exhibition on show at the German Gemstone Museum (Deutsche Edelsteinmuseum). Both attractions offer special equipment and fittings for guests with limited mobility. 

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Wine tasting in the oldest half-timbered house on the Nahe river

Enjoy various wines of the best regional quality in the very special ambience of the oldest half-timbered house on the Nahe and find your personal favorite. The spit-roast and wine restaurant "Zum alten Goten" is picturesquely located in the old town of Oberstein below the Felsenkirche and places great emphasis on high-quality, local products, which are offered to the guest with a lot of love, [...]

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Guided tour of the old town (Oberstein)

Our tour guides are just waiting to captivate you with Oberstein's eventful history while you can enjoy the picturesque backdrop of Oberstein's old town. Beginning with the noble family of the Lords of Oberstein, we invite you on a journey through time to the past of Bosselstein Castle and Oberstein Castle. Of course, the legendary history of the world-famous Felsenkirche cannot be [...]

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National Park try-out days

Discover the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park during a short trip to EdelSteinLand. Accompany the Ranger on his tour through the National Park and visit Wildenburg Castle, gateway to the National Park, along with the “Wolf’s Blood Landscape” (“Wolfsblut-Wolfslandschaft”) and the “Wild Cat Centre” (Wildfreigehege Game Reserve).By using the guest card available to EdelSteinLand [...]

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