“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: March 15. - November 15Tuesday 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

These hygiene and protection measures are in force:

Distance rules

  • Cashless payment possible
  • Separations or physical barriers between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Distance rules are observed

Hygiene and disinfection

  • Regular ventilation of generally accessible areas
  • Use of cleaning agents that are effective against the corona virus
  • Disinfection of often touched objects and surfaces

Contact Tracking

  • Recording of guest contact data at CheckIn, which may be relevant in case of infection - if the guest agrees
  • Retention of duty rosters for four weeks


  • Sensitization of employees to adhere to the minimum distance rules
  • Information of employees on prevention and hygiene measures, correct behavior in case of COVID-19 symptoms or infection
  • Employees wear mouth and nose protection

Security measures

  • Reduced number of participants
  • Personnel follow all local authority safety guidelines
  • Mouth and nose protection for guests available
  • First aid kit available
  • floor markings for distance in critical zones
  • Display with clearly visible Covid19 rules in front of the entrance
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Hotline +49(0)6781/64-871

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