The processing of precious stones and agates is a centuries-old tradition in the region around Idar-Oberstein.
Cultural activities such as the theater summer, the jazz days and the German gem cutter and goldsmith market each year attract thousands of visitors. Lovers of gems and jewelery will have lots of fun shopping and visiting the “Mineralienmuseum Idar-Oberstein”.
Hikers will find in Idar-Oberstein an ideal start to to tramp along the “Saar-Hunsrück Climp“. And keep your camera working, you will have a big motive with the “Church in the Rock” : Felsenkirche. Its build into a high rock, directly nearby and over the old town of Oberstein.