Rhineland-Palatinate
Idar-Oberstein
Idar-Oberstein The Essential
The twin towns of Oberstein, lying at the foot of a gorge carved by the River Nahe, and Idar, spread out around a tributary of the same name beyond, now form a single built-up area. The profusion in earlier times of agate, jasper and amethyst deposits has left Idar-Oberstein a centre of cutting and polishing of precious stones.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Idar-Oberstein
Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum
Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum
The Idar-Zentrum (Diamond Exchange)
Jewel Factory
Jewel Factory
This workshop enjoyed its golden age
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Precious stone mines
Precious stone mines
This former mine is the only one of its
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