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Edelsteinminen im Steinkaulenberg

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Let the brilliance of the gemstones enchant you on a visit to the only gemstone mines in Europe open for viewing, the gemstone mines in the Steinkaulenberg in Idar-Oberstein.

You will feel like you are in a fairy-tale cave in this gemstone gallery accessible to visitors. Not only exceptionally beautiful agates, but also glittering rock crystals, amethysts, smoky quartz and jasper can all be admired here. On the approximately 400 m long circular path through the visitor's gallery, an expert guide will provide you with a lot of interesting facts about the origin and further processing of the gemstones. Equipped with a safety helmet, you can discover many a uniquely beautiful glittering gemstone.
Before mining tunnels were laid, gemstone miners searched for minerals above ground. The visitors - equipped with hooks, pickaxes and spades - are still welcome to search for minerals here today. The minerals found may of course be kept.
For the gemstone camp and the prospecting fields a pre-registration is necessary and sturdy shoes, protective gloves, goggles, hammer, chisel, bucket or other containers should be brought along.

Opening hours

open today
Open Mar 15, 2019 through Nov 15, 2020 from 10:00–17:00.

15. März bis 15. November: täglich von 10 bis 17 Uhr, letzte Führung 16 Uhr
Voranmeldungen für Gruppen empfehlenswert Tel: 06781 47400

Edelsteincamp & Schürffelder: täglich von 10 bis 12 Uhr und/oder von 12.30 bis 14.30 Uhr und/oder von 15 bis 17 Uhr.


Erwachsene 7,00 €, (Erwachsene in Gruppen ab 10 Personen 6,00 €)
Behinderte, Studenten, Arbeitslose 5,50 €
Jugendliche von 6 bis 16 Jahren 5,50 €
Schulklassen 5,00 €
Kinder unter 6 Jahren in Gruppen 4,00 €
Kinder unter 6 Jahren im Familienverband frei
bei Gruppen ab 20 Personen haben 2 Personen freien Eintritt

Edelsteincamp und Schürffelder:
Die Nutzungsgebühr ist für jeweils 2 Std., Erwachsene und Jugendliche ab 16 Jahren 10,00 €, Kinder und Jugendliche bis 16 Jahre 7,00 €.

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Edelsteinminen im Steinkaulenberg

Im Stäbel 
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone (0049) 6781 901961 Fax (0049) 6781 9335034


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