Excursions and guided tours

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 will [...]

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The way 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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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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Experience industrial culture firsthand

Experience the history of a bygone industrial age – 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. Having stoked the fire with a delicious lunch, you will visit the legendary chain and jewellery factory of Jakob Bengel. [...]

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

Spark-filled, mediaeval 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 mediaeval 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, or experience for [...]

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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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Underground mining in EdelSteinLand

During a guided tour of the gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg – the only gemstone mine accessible to the public in Europe – and the copper mine in Fischbach, you will delve into the world of the miners. While underground, you will discover fascinating facts about how the precious stones were mined, and you will have the opportunity to listen to exciting stories told by the experienced mine [...]

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