Current opening hours and useful information concerning our sights

Dear guests,

We would like to inform you about the Covid-related changed opening hours and special features of the sights in EdelSteinLand to be considered before visiting.

We try to be as up-to-date as possible, but can not guarantee 100% completeness. All information is based on our current knowledge and is constantly updated.

If you have any further questions, even about sights not listed here, please contact us or speak directly to the relevant sights and businesses. 

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please do not hesitate to contact us - by phone at 06781-64871 or by mail at

Please note:

In Rhineland-Palatinate, new rules apply from 04.12.2021!

  • 2G, where mask can be worn permanently indoors.
  • 2G-Plus, where mask cannot be worn permanently. For people with booster vaccination, the testing requirement does not apply.
  • This also applies in retail stores, exception: grocery and daily supply stores.
  • Exception: children and adolescents: Children under 12 years + 3 months do not need a test.
  • For unvaccinated adolescents up to and including 17 years 3G applies.
  • In our offices in Herrstein & Idar-Oberstein the 3G regulation applies!

Current opening hours and special information of the sights in EdelSteinLand:

Guided tours in EdelSteinLand will take place again. Registration is required! This concerns the Herrstein and Idar-Oberstein guided tours, the guided walk on the medieval path as well as the city tour. Please note that the 2G-rule applies to all Herrstein tours. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Tel. 06785 79-1405 or

Herrenberg visitor mine: closed from 01.11.2021 to 31.03.2022 Registration required, by phone at 06544 - 9272 or 06544 - 286 or by email at, guided tours take place at 11:30 and at 14:00 or by appointment. Masks are compulsory on the entire premises. Food and drinks only "to go", seating areas are closed.

German Gemstone Museum: Thursday through Sunday and on holidays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day; exhibition cclosed Jan. 15 - february 28th, museum shop will open after prior arrangement from mo-fri between 09:30AM and 1:30PM, 2G, masks required, inquiries at: 06781 900 980, Further information:

German Mineral Museum: from 01.11.2021 to 31.03.2022 open Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm, closed 24, 25 and 31.12. No registration required, mask required, contact information collection. For more information:

Gemstone Experience World: Closed temporarily.  Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sunday, and Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 31 and Jan. 1. Wearing a medical face mask or FFP2 (or equivalent) mask is mandatory. No registration. Inquiries at: 06781-2050. 

Prospecting Gemstone Adventure World: Closed temporarily. weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Gemstone Mines Steinkaulenberg: closed from 16.11.2021 to 14.03.2022 Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm (last guided tour 4 pm). Registration in advance is required - by phone 06781/47400 or by mail Masks mandatory on the entire premises. Contact details, Further information:

Edelsteincamp Steinkaulenberg: closed from 16.11.2021 to 14.03.2022 The above measures also apply to the gemstone camp and prospecting field. Max. Group size here 15 persons.

Fossil Museum Bundenbach: closed from 01.11.2021 to 31.03.2022 Registration required: by phone at 06544 - 9272 or 06544 - 286 or by e-mail at, masks required throughout the site. 

Goldbach's Wines and Stones: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2 - 6 pm, weekends and holidays 10 am - 6 pm and by appointment. Mask requirement & contact information collection. More information:

Biehl Historic Water Grindery: closed until further notice.

Historic Weiherschleife: closed until 3/14-2021. For more information:

Weiherschleife prospecting site: closed until 03/14/2022.

Jakob Bengel Industrial Monument: closed from 16.11.2021 until 14.03.2022 Special opening and guided tours are available during this period upon request Tel.: 06781-27030 Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., last guided tour at 3:30 p.m. Minimum distance and medical mouth protection, FFP2 (or equivalent) required. Advance registration is required - call 06781/27030 or email Contact information will be recorded for possible follow-up. Tours take place in small groups. Further information:

Altburg Celtic settlement: closed from 01.11.2021 to 31.03.2022 Guided tours take place every hour on the hour between 11:00 and 16:00. Registration required: by telephone on 06544 - 9272 or 06544 - 286 or by e-mail at, masks required throughout the site. 

Historic coppermine Fischbach: CLOSED from january 17th - 21st, guided tours Mon-Fri at 12.00 - in the vacations RLP additionally at 13:30; Sat and Sun at 11:30 and 13:30. Advance booking is requested - by phone 06784/2304 or by mail Medical masks are compulsory on the entire site - even during the tour!!! Contact details will be noted. The barrier-free Erbstollen remains closed until further notice. Further information:

Oberstein Castle: closed from 01.11.2021 to 31.03.2022 Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 to 17:00. Mask requirement, data collection, Maximum 30 people allowed in the castle at the same time. Further information:

Juchem Quarry: Mineral hunting is not possible until further notice. Further information:

Sternenland: Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday AND Sunday, as well as vacations and vacations in RLP: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Entrance fees due to the currently tightened hygiene measures: 8.00 € regardless of age, per time zone. Pre-registration required by phone: 06784-900555,,

WasserWissensWerk: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 to 17:00, closed 24, 25 and 26 December. Appointment reservations in advance are not required. Contact registration via form or Luca app. More information:

Wildenburg Wildlife Refuge: Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., open evening admission; no advance reservations required. Masks are required in the ticket office and kiosk area. Maximum number of visitors is limited. Commented feedings will not take place for the time being. Wolf tours will take place again: For more information:

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