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"Edelsteinweg"

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  • Deutsches Mineralienmuseum Idar-Oberstein
    Deutsches Mineralienmuseum Idar-Oberstein
    Photo: Michelle Purper, Edelsteinland
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The barrier-free city tour leads you through Oberstein's history. It shows the development of the market town into a world-famous jewelry and gemstone city.
Open
easy
Distance 1.8 km
0:30 h
12 m
12 m
262 m
249 m
This barrier-free city tour takes you through Oberstein's history from its foundation in the Middle Ages to modern times and shows the development of the market town into a world-famous jewellery and gemstone city. Smile at the anecdotes, get to know the "Uwerstäner" dialect and immerse yourself in the world of gemstones!

The trail starts at the market square in the Oberstein district in front of the EdelSteinLand tourist information office below the Felsenkirche church. Visitors have year-round access to the gemstone trail, as it is asphalted throughout. The 16 information boards that have been set up invite those interested to take a closer look at the jewelry and gemstone town. On the way there are, besides shopping possibilities, also various sights like the rock church, the German mineral museum or the gemstone experience world. A visit is worthwhile in any case!

Author’s recommendation

Plan a visit to the German Mineral Museum, Jakob Bengel Industrial Monument or even the Gemstone Experience World.  
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
262 m
Lowest point
249 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 68.69%Forested/wild trail 13.85%Path 17.43%
Asphalt
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
Path
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Alte Kanzlei - Das Spießbratenhaus
Restaurant "Zum alten Goten"
Restaurant "Kammerhof"

Safety information

The path leads in some places along a busy road. Please always pay attention to the traffic!

Tips and hints

Tourist Information EdelSteinLand:

Office Idar-Oberstein
Main street 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone: + 49 6781 - 64 871

Fax: + 49 6781 - 64 878
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

Office Herrstein
Brühlstrasse 16
55756 Herrstein
Phone: + 49 6785 - 79 1400

Fax: + 49 6785 - 79 8 1400
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

Start

Oberstein Market Square, 55743 Idar-Oberstein (250 m)
Coordinates:
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49.704715, 7.327645
DMS
49°42'17.0"N 7°19'39.5"E
UTM
32U 379417 5507142
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Destination

Oberstein Market Square, 55743 Idar-Oberstein

Turn-by-turn directions

The barrier-free city tour starts in front of the EdelSteinLand tourist information office on Idar-Oberstein's market square below the Felsenkirche church. From there, you will walk a loop around the German Mineral Museum until you arrive back at the market square. From here on you follow the pedestrian zone upwards until you arrive at the square "Auf der Idar", where station 11 has its place. From this point, continue to the left, towards the train station. Once there, follow the road to the left, always straight ahead, until you reach station 14 in "Wasenstraße". Behind this display board, cross the bridge into "Austraße", where the last two stations await you.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Idar-Oberstein train station, continue with city transport lines 801/802/805/806/870 to Stadttheater

Timetable at www.rnn.info

Or walk 500 metres from the station.

Getting there

A61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction B41 Idar-Oberstein exit "Tourist-Information", follow municipal parking guidance system.

A 62 to Birkenfeld exit, continue towards Birkenfeld B41 to Idar-Oberstein "Festhallenknoten" exit, follow municipal parking guidance system.

Parking

Parking garage "Altstadt" and parking garage "Stadttheater", parking lots "Festhallenknoten" and "Austraße.

Coordinates

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49.704715, 7.327645
DMS
49°42'17.0"N 7°19'39.5"E
UTM
32U 379417 5507142
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

City map of Idar-Oberstein or flyer "Historical City Tour" for more information. Available at the Tourist Information Offices in Herrstein and Idar-Oberstein.

Equipment

Comfortable shoes are recommended.Space in the luggage for beautiful souvenirs from Idar-Oberstein should also not be missing!

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.8 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
12 m
Descent
12 m
Highest point
262 m
Lowest point
249 m
Public-transport-friendly Family-friendly Circular route Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Dog-friendly Accessibility Geological highlights Suitable for strollers

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