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Attractions in Idar-Oberstein

The Felsenkirche (church in the rocks) is one of Idar-Oberstein's most popular tourist attractions. Legend has it that it was penance after the Knight of the Upper Rock had murdered his brother that prompted the construction of the unique Felsenkirche in the period from 1482 to 1484.

Once the precious stones had been mined, they were subjected to traditional processing.  In the historical Weiherschleife of 1634, the last waterwheel-driven grinding machine on the Idarbach, the  grinders demonstrate how gemstones were processed in past centuries.

In the Jakob Bengel chain and jewellery factory visitors are taken back to the times when the company produced mechanically, from 1870 to 1990. The machines are in operation, reproducing the method of working and the technical procedures.

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Mine 1 (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Edelsteinminen im Steinkaulenberg | Idar-Oberstein

Gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg

 

Idar-Oberstein is the city of precious stones. Why? The gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg...

Gebäude (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Industriedenkmal Jakob Bengel | Idar-Oberstein

Jakob Bengel Industrial Heritage Monument

 

In the Jakob Bengel chain and jewellery factory visitors are taken back to the...

Felsenkirche (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Felsenkirche | Idar-Oberstein

The Felsenkirche (church in the rocks) is one of Idar-Oberstein's most popular tourist attractions. Legend has it that it was penance after the...

Burgruine (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Burgruine Bosselstein | Idar-Oberstein

Bosselstein Castle and Oberstein Castle

They sit enthroned high up above the historical suburb of Oberstein. The ruin of Bosselstein...

Aussenansicht (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Deutsches Mineralienmuseum | Idar-Oberstein

German Mineral Museum

 

The German Mineral Museum is located at the foot of the Church in the Rock, on the old market place in...

Weiherschleife (Foto: Edelsteinminen GmbH, Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Historische Weiherschleife | Idar-Oberstein

Historical Weiherschleife

 

Once the precious stones had been mined, they were subjected to traditional processing. In the...

Edelstein-Erlebniswelt (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Edelstein-Erlebniswelt | Idar-Oberstein

A world of gemstone experience

 

Mystical caves show magical light and colour effects, gurgling springs and a fiery, glowing...

DEM (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum | Idar-Oberstein

German Gemstone Museum

 

The "colourful" German Gemstone Museum is located in the suburb of Idar. Visitors can...