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
90 minutes
Precious stone mines
Precious stone mines
This former mine is the only one of its
90 minutes