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
Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum
This quite unique museum showcases
Jewellery Factory of Idar-Oberstein
Jewellery Factory of Idar-Oberstein
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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