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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.

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

Aufgrund der Coronakrise gelten folgende Sonderkonditionen:

Führungen sind zur Zeit nur nach Voranmeldung möglich. Weitere Informationen unter Fon +49 6781-47400, https.://

 Die Gruppengröße ist auf 5 Personen begrenzt.

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.


Adults 7,00 €, (adults in groups of 10 or more persons 6,00 €)

Disabled, students, unemployed 5,50 €

Teenagers from 6 to 16 years 5,50 €

School classes 5,00 €

Children under 6 years in groups 4,00 €

Children under 6 years in a family group free

For groups of 20 persons or more, 2 persons have free entry

Gem camp and digging fields: The user fee is for 2 hours each, adults and teenagers from 16 years 10,00 €, children and teenagers up to 16 years 7,00 €.


49.726865, 7.278399
49°43'36.7"N 7°16'42.2"E
32U 375923 5509685
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Edelsteinminen im Steinkaulenberg

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55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone (0049) 6781 47 400

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