“Jakob Bengel” industrial monument: the historical chain and costume jewellery factory

After arriving at the old factory founded in 1870 you will immediately feel like you’ve been catapulted back into a bygone age – where you suddenly find yourself in the flourishing Art Deco and Art Nouveau eras. The overall ambience is characterised by the charm of this fusion between industry and history. In the fashion industry’s major cities, the name Bengel once enjoyed a legendary reputation thanks to its outstanding fashion jewellery collections. You can now marvel at their birthplace: small technical miracles, tools and machines. With the project entitled “Bengel goes to school” (“Bengel macht Schule”), children learn how to make their very own jewellery items while under careful guidance. 1.5 hours in duration, €10.00 per schoolchild, the programmes can be expanded as required (final start at 2.30 PM).

Opening times: May till September: Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM / October to April: Tuesday to Friday 10 AM - 4 PM / other times by prior arrangement: Tel. 06781-27030
Prices: €4.50, children up to 6 years free / individual visitors will also be guided.
Contact: Jakob Bengel-Stiftung, Wilhelmstraße 42a, 55743 Idar-Oberstein/Oberstein, Tel.: 06781–27030, Fax: 23549, Jakob.Bengel-Stiftung@t-online.de, www.jakob-bengel.de

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