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: March 15. - November 15: Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM, November 11 - March 14: and other dates opening only by prior arrangement: Tel. 06781-27030
December 23rd - January 02nd + Carnival-Tuesday closed.
Prices: Adults €7.00, children €4.00, 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