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Idar Oberstein

You can see the different kind of stones and the history of cutting in Idar Oberstein Must visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Usha J
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Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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Don't need to be a mineralogist to appreciate the exhibits

Idar-Oberstein is a little out of the way, but well worth the visit. The mineral collections and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Aipalovik
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Brussels, Belgium
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Our Museum is one of the most important gemstone museums in Europe.The visitor finds a splendid exhibition of cut stones, minerals andengravings on 4 floors - with us, you find nearly all kinds ofgemstones from all over the world.
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Hauptstrasse 118, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6781 900980
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the different kind of stones and the history of cutting in Idar Oberstein Must visit It’s not only for people in this profession but for any lay man to know how the stones are mined than cut and polished before it reaches...More

Thank Usha J
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Idar-Oberstein is a little out of the way, but well worth the visit. The mineral collections and artistic exhibits are of the highest quality and you can easily spend hours visiting. In the cellar there is an exhibition based on the theme of similarities between...More

1  Thank Aipalovik
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

So much to explore on 4 levels. The Staff is very experienced and can give lots of information. The entry fee is very low for what you get and students pay even less. We will come back! You can also buy gemstones and souvenirs for...More

1  Thank iloveeshly
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here and were pleasantly surprised. Inexpensive to get in. Lots of history about the gem mines. Several gems and pictures of famous gems.

Thank YYBS2016
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The whole family enjoyed this museum after a visit to the mine and the tour of the weiherschleife. Very interesting and informative and value for money. English audio guide available for extra 3 euro p.p. and photo-permit 2 euro per family.

Thank southofoz
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The access is quite easy as there are multiple parkings not far away from the museum. The entry fee is 7€ per person (March 2016) and it really is not too expensive for all the gems you are about to see. It got a wide...More

2  Thank Jos G
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The museum is at the outer end of a pedestrian mall in Oberstein. The museum store is immediately inside the entrance allowing customers to view products as they wish. The museum entrance is to the right of the main counter and covers the main floor,...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Spent a good hour seeing all the gemstones from around the world and the special Easter Egg exhibit. The English audio tour kept our 5yo entertained enough. Worth the visit.

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Thousands of rocks and gemstones from all around the world. Pity that all explanations are in German. Shop inside museum is cheaper than shops on the main street.

Thank Lexie P
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Absolutely fabulous a must visit if for all gemstone afficionados especially Gemologists. They have 3 floors of minerals, gemstones and carvings. Some of the best specimens you will ever see. The exhibits change regularly to keep it fresh.

2  Thank Beth F
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