Current opening hours and useful information concerning our sights

Dear guests,

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the changes in opening hours during the Corona period and the special features of the sights in EdelSteinLand that you should be aware of before visiting.

We try to be as up-to-date as possible, but cannot 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. 

Important - new measures!

Due to the large number of new infections in the Birkenfeld district, places of interest and restaurants will have to close from 31st of march until at least april 13th.

Animal enclosures are allowed to leave their outdoor facilities open

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

Guided tours in EdelSteinLand will not take place until further notice. This concerns among others the Herrstein and Idar-Oberstein guided tours, the guided hike on the medieval trail and also the city tour.

German Gemstone Museum: Currently closed - expected to open 3/30-21 Tuesday through Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. For more information:

German Mineral Museum: Currently closed. Monday through Friday 1 - 5 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; outside these hours by phone appointment. Further information:

Edelstein-Erlebniswelt: Currently closed - opens Apr. 2. Weekdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wearing a medical face mask or FFP2 (or equivalent) mask is mandatory for visitors. For more information:

Gemstone Adventure World prospecting site: currently closed. Weekdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat and Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Gemstone Mines Steinkaulenberg: Open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last guided tour 4 p.m.) from 3/15-21. Registration in advance is required - call 06781/47400 or email Wearing a medical face mask or FFP2 (or equivalent) mask is mandatory for visitors during the tour and throughout the plant premises. Maximum group size 10 persons. Further information:

Gemstone Camp Steinkaulenberg: The above measures also apply to the gemstone camp and prospecting field. Max. Group size here 15 persons.

Fossilienmuseum Bundenbach: Closed from 01.11.2020 to 14.03.2021 - expected to open Easter 21. Guided tours on request.  Further information: Local community Bundenbach Tel.: 06544/9272.

Goldbach's wines and stones: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 14 - 18 clock, weekends and holidays 10 - 18 clock and by appointment. Officially approved protective masks must be worn when visiting. Pre-registration is required - telephone 06785/2495059. A valid address with telephone number must be provided for any necessary follow-up. A maximum of 7 people are allowed in the museum. Further information:

Historic Biehl Water Grinding Mill: Guided tours for up to 10 people are possible. Prior booking required.

Historic Weiherschleife: Closed until 01.04.21. Further information:

Weiherschleife prospecting site: Closed from 02.11.2020 to 01.04.2021.

Jakob Bengel Industrial Monument: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., minimum distance and medical mouth protection, FFP2 (or equivalent) required. Registration in advance is required - Tel. 06781/27030 or by mail Contact information will be recorded for possible follow-up. Tours take place in small groups. Further information:

Altburg Celtic settlement: closed 01 Nov 2020 to 14 Mar 2021 - expected to open Easter 21. Guided tours on request. Guests must register, leave contact information and wear mouth/nose protection. Further information: Local community Bundenbach Tel: 06544/9272.

Fischbach copper mine: daily 10 am - 5 pm. Registration in advance is required - by phone 06784/2304 or by mail For visitors over 7 years of age, medical masks are mandatory on the entire site - even during the guided tour!!! Contact details will be noted for possible follow-up for the health department. Group size max. 10 persons. Tours take place, by appointment only, during the week at 10:15, 12:15, 14:15 and 16:15! Further information:

Oberstein Castle: Closed from 01.11.2020 to 31.03.2021 inclusive. Further information:

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

WasserWissensWerk: Currently closed. Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mouth/nose protection is required for entry, maximum of 10 people can be in the exhibit rooms at one time. For more information:

Wildfreigehege Wildenburg: Daily 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; pre-registration is required for ticketing: call 06786/7212 or email The commented feedings and guided tours will not take place for the time being. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Further information:

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