Get to know the people who make up EdelSteinLand - authentic, committed and lovable " characters" who are the face of our region.
These people will tell you their story(s), and reveal what they like and love so much about EdelSteinLand. And they have very special tips for you, tips about where they themselves are always drawn to in our region and what they love to do here.
Let yourself be carried along and get to know the EdelSteinLand from the different, very personal views of those who are at home here. This page is constantly being expanded - there are so many interesting people here who want to show you EdelSteinLand!
We all cordially invite you to visit us and our EdelSteinLand in person and to convince yourself of what is so particularly worth living, loving and seeing here!
Idar-Oberstein is the city where I grew up, live and work. Already as a little boy I watched my father at his work, which fascinated me more and more. And early on, I always said to him that I wanted to become a gem engraver as well. Now I have been working in this profession for over 30 years and it still fascinates me to work the gemstones in such a way that they get a "face" and tell us their [...]read on
Since fall 2018, I have represented the gemstone region as German Gemstone Queen and draw attention to the tradition, diversity and special features of the cultural asset gemstone and gemstone processing in my appearances, presentations and campaigns at home and abroad. I don't have a single favorite place in EdelSteinLand, because I like so much in our beautiful gemstone region. But if I had [...]read on
I was born in Mörschied and grew up in Veitsrodt. After school, training as a banker and studying, I worked in Frankfurt, among other places, until I was drawn back to my beautiful homeland in 1983. Since 1998 I am the 1st chairman of the "Interessengemeinschaft Veitsrodter Prämienmarkt", before that I was the managing director for 20 years. Most of all I like to spend time on the [...]read on
For me, there is no more beautiful place on earth than the Hunsrück. I live on a farm in the middle of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and my love for my home can be found on every page of my book "Glücksorte im Hunsrück". I take my readers on a wonderful journey to 80 places in Hunsrück that offer pure well-being and true happiness. One of my favorite places is [...]read on
In our agate water grinding mill at the Fischbach in Asbacherhütte, we have been working on and with the gemstones unchanged according to old tradition for four generations. For me, each stone is unique, has its own "inner life", which we get out of it with time-honored techniques - cutting, shaping, grinding and polishing - and give it its polish and shine. In many stones, for example, [...]read on
In our gallery Am alten Sägewerk and the gemstone cutting workshop in the idyllic Katzenloch village, I live my dream job. We realize all wishes and ideas of our customers around fine, precious stones and transform them into sparkling pieces of jewelry made of gold and silver. One of the most beautiful impressions in EdelSteinLand can be experienced when climbing up to the dreamlike [...]read on
Inspired by the cultural heritage of the region, the landscape, the history and the wine of my homeland, I completed the course for cultural and wine ambassador Nahe in 2013 and am happy to pass on my knowledge and enthusiasm for our wine landscape and the Nahe wine to our guests at wine tastings in our wine restaurant. In the past, my husband and I have put our spare time into the [...]read on
I'm Reiner Philippi, I live in Idar-Oberstein, and since 2015 I've been a ranger in the Hunsrück Hochwald National Park, Germany's youngest national park, which stretches across the highlands of Hunsrück. In our national park, nature is allowed to be nature - that's important for species conservation. Especially mushrooms, beetles and many plant species need peace and quiet just like [...]read on
As a trained electronics engineer and working in the large computer industry, 10 years ago I discovered the e-bike for myself. Over the years, more and more like-minded people came together, and now there are almost 30 women and men who are on the road on Mondays and Thursdays in varying group sizes. The attractive combination of sport, leisure activities and nature experience and all that in [...]read on
I first came into contact with the world of gemstones at the age of 13 - as a young vacation jobber at the Heinz Bros. company in the Weiherschleife. Now, a good 50 years later and after various jobs in the jewelry and gemstone industry, I have come full circle by passing on my knowledge of precious stones and minerals and my enthusiasm for their fascinating charisma to the visitors of the [...]read on
For me, EdelSteinLand is one of the most beautiful regions in Germany. Here, hills combine with rippling waters and are complemented by the unique deposits of gemstones in a dreamlike way. What could be more natural than to work with these beautiful gemstones? Thus, I have been closely connected with the gemstone industry for over 40 years and have found my place in the German Gemstone [...]read on
I have been the operations manager at the copper mine (KBW) in Fischbach - my home village - since 2011. The fact that I am allowed to work where I grew up is both a responsibility and a blessing. I truly cannot imagine a more beautiful place than the copper mine as a workplace and favorite place. With the best team I could wish for, we can show "our" mine, "our" heritage, "our" history to [...]read on
Since December 2019 I have represented the Fischbach copper mine (KBW) as copper queen and I am now allowed to do this for another year because of the circumstances that Corona brought with it. The Corona situation also posed challenges for the copper mine, but thanks to a great team we were able to master them very well. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the KBW team, all of [...]read on
I have been the chairperson of the Enzweiler Beautification Association for several years. The men of our working group meet on Wednesday mornings and go out with mowers, scythes, saws and other equipment to maintain the hiking trails around our district. We often get very positive feedback from hikers and that spurs the men on even more to "keep their area looking great." I think there are many [...]read on
Since 2002 I have been working as a gemstone and jewelry designer with great passion on the topic "ANDERSWELTEN: Von fantastischem Realem und real Fantastischem". With a holistic approach I deal with the visible and invisible forms, colors, surfaces and structures of nature - especially of the Hunsrück forest - and create my conceptual jewelry from them. In precious metal and gemstone, [...]read on
As a tour guide in Herrstein, I take great pleasure in walking with visitors through the historic town center and showing them well-known and little-known places, telling stories from the Middle Ages and especially about the notorious bandit chief Schinderhannes, who was also once imprisoned in Herrstein - in the Schinderhannes Tower. I am particularly fond of the castle church in Herrstein. [...]read on
My blacksmith's shop in Herrstein and my activities are to some extent part of the long tradition of small blacksmith's workshops, as they used to exist not only in the countryside but also in the outskirts of the cities. However, people's needs have changed. What used to come from agriculture, handicrafts and households and could feed a traditional blacksmith well, of course no longer exists [...]read on
Timo Koch My tasks: - Varying tasks in the family business. - Welcoming guests at reception. - Selling bread rolls in the morning - Advising and informing guests - Service in the restaurant in the evening - Advertising & trade fairs - Outdoor work in spring and autumn. On the board of the camping industry Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland (VCRS). Designated First Chairman from 2021 [...]read on
When my father said to me 40 years ago, "You can either go to work in an office or learn to be a goldsmith," and I chose goldsmithing, I never thought that this pragmatic decision would become the vocation of my life. However, it was only after 11 years of production in a jewelry factory that I decided to attend the then local technical school for jewelry and gemstone design and take my master's [...]read on
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