Diamant hotel- Handelshof
Tiefensteiner Strasse 235, Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, 55743, Germany
More about Idar-Oberstein
the steps going to the church
Here we go ...
Travel Tips for Idar-Oberstein
It's a real gem!
Drive to Idar-Oberstein and drive on the Deutsche Edelsteinstrasse
The Deutsche Edelsteinstra?e is with its lengthof about 50 km one of the smaller 'Ferienstra?en' in Germany. The centre of this road is the town Idar-Oberstein.
Today Idar-Oberstein is not only the 'Edelstein'metropole of Germany. It also is the centre of the european Gemstone industrie.
The landlord of Hotel Ke?ler-Meyer Cochem advised us:
Visit the Edelsteinschleiferei Erwin Hess in Kirschweiler' first.
After that go to the 'Diamant- und Edelstein-B?rse' with the German Gemstonemuseum. Here you can see different raw gemstones and how they look after they grind them.
If you want to visit a genuine gemstonemine, there is one in Algenroth.The Gemstonemine 'Steinkaulenberg'; It is the only Gemstonemine in Europe open to the public they say.(Guided tours in summer 9.00 - 17.00 hours).
* Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
* Raincoat. * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;
We stumbled upon it .. whilst driving the roundway through Idar Oberstein we saw this weird church clamped to a rocky hill, and the remainders of a castle above it. We drove on through, for we were on our way to Herstein, a little village known for its "fachwerk Häuser", houses with patterns of wood on the outside. Herstein however was not as great as we had hoped so we had some time left to find out about the church on the rock.
City of Gemstones!
Idar-Oberstein lies on the Hunsrück , agerman area just south of the river Mosel.
It is the center of gemstone and diamondtrade in Germany.
Several things remember of that fact, like The Gemstonemine, The Gemstonemuseum, The Gemstone Route and so on.
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