Allow yourself to be enchanted by the sparkling world of gemstones all around the gemstone metropolis of Idar-Oberstein and the historic medieval town of Herrstein. An area embedded in one of the most beautiful low mountain ranges in Germany, “EdelSteinLand” or “Gemstone Country” is an Eldorado for gem and nature lovers.
Rare minerals, famous fossil digging sites, excellent gemstone and jewellery creations. These are just a few highlights of our wide-ranging offer. With us you will feel the wonderful weight of so many unique “stony” adventures. Meet fascinating people whose passion is the subject of stone in all its dazzling variations. Take a peek over the shoulder of gemstone artisans hard at work in historical and modern mills, visit a goldsmith as he works, or even go in search of minerals yourself. One thing is certain: When visiting, you’ll get to meet people who are passionate about what they do.
Nowhere else on earth is there such a concentration of gemstones and jewellery in one place. While on the move in EdelSteinLand, you will come across mysterious minesand world-famous museums, as well as modern and traditional grinders. Discover more about the secrets of the fabled “Felsenkirche” church, or explore the narrow streets of the historic half-timbered town of Herrstein. There are many more sights to discover.
Unlimited nature adventure in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park as well as on the premium hiking trails of Saar-Hunsrück-Steig and Traumschleife Saar-Hunsrück awaits you in EdelSteinLand.
Numerous restaurant and accommodation offerings round off the visit to EdelSteinLand, and ensure first-class relaxation. Enjoy the region’s unmistakable hospitality and the famous Hünsrück cuisine, e.g. with spit roast and stuffed dumplings.