Burg Bosselstein and Schloss Oberstein castles
They are enthroned above the town like two siblings: Schloss Oberstein and Burg Bosselstein. There is an unforgettable view over Idar-Oberstein from the castle’s internal courtyard.
The chapel, which was built into the rock above the town between 1482 and 1484, houses artistic treasures from past ages. A water source that is still retained in the chapel explains its creation. The German Mineral Museum below the church-in-the-rocks offers one of the most comprehensive mineral collections in Germany. The crystal hall with some overseas exhibits weighing
tonnes and the fluorescence cabinet ensure your visit is unforgettable. The industrial monument to Jakob Bengel is the only original factory with flats and the owner’s home and embodies over 130 years of industrial history in the town of Idar-Oberstein. It is also the birthplace of world-famous art deco jewellery.
Gemstone Adventure World
With surprising and impressive scenery, you will experience the secret beauty of precious stones, crystals and minerals in the caves and grottos of the Gemstone Adventure World. With magical light and colour displays, a secretive landscape of caves is presented with babbling brooks and a fiery, glowing volcano. You can reach all of this in a few minutes on foot.
Oberstein Old Town
In the old town numerous jewellers, grinders, jewellery and craft shops invite you for a visit.
Fischbach copper mine
The mine was one of the most important copper mines in Germany, up to the time of Napoleon. We can visit massive mine caves with a wide network of tunnels and shafts. We can see transparent stalactites and millions of small crystals illuminated by the lights. The mine is maintained in the original state from the Middle Ages. You can also experience culinary delights such as underground wine tasting.
Außenstelle „Haus Lind“ im histor. Ortskern: Telefon + 49 (0) 6785 – 9989977
Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steigs: www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de
Car park at Idar-Oberstein station
Church-in-the-rocks car park
Old town car park
Nahe Centre car park
Hintertiefenbach car park (via a path)
Copper mine car park
Fischbach (via a path)
Car park Brühlstr., Herrstein