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Mineral Museum

This museum is in Idar, there is another one in Oberstein. Note these are two separate towns. The... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Morinville, Canada
Great little museum

Great little museum focusing on precious stones and Idar Oberstein's history related to it. Very... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Red W
San Carlos, California
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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.
Hauptstrasse 118, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6781 900980
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This museum is in Idar, there is another one in Oberstein. Note these are two separate towns. The museum had a great collection of gems and fossils on 4 floors. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great little museum focusing on precious stones and Idar Oberstein's history related to it. Very educational.

1  Thank Red W
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We were driving through Germany on a Sunday. Imagine my surprise when we discovered the Edelstein Museum in Idar-Oberstein is actually open on Sundays. Gem cutters from this town have earned international renown. Be sure to get the audio tour. Enjoyed this little "gem" of...More

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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

1  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 13 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

2  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.

1  Thank YYBS2016
Reviewed 7 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.

1  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

3  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

1  Thank richardsS4544VT
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