The EdelSteinLand is located around the gemstone metropolis Idar-Oberstein and the medieval town of Herrstein in Rhineland-Palatinate. A vacation in EdelSteinLand offers nature experiences, crafts and relaxation.
If you come to EdelSteinLand, you enter a region where everything revolves around gemstones and jewelry. Gemstone lovers can discover one or the other stone during hikes in the beautiful landscape, which holds a surprise inside. It is not for nothing that numerous gemstone craftsmen have settled here. You can visit many of them in historical and modern processing plants and watch them at work. Yes and who knows, maybe you will discover and buy a jewelry creation, the offer is diverse and varied. You really only have to follow the German Gemstone Road, which connects the agate and gemstone cutters and the jewelry and metalware industry.
If you are more drawn to nature, EdelSteinLand is the right place for you. Here you can go hiking in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. The premium hiking trail Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, the Nahesteig and the well signposted Traumschleifen show the beauty of the region during a vacation in EdelSteinLand.
Excursions in the EdelSteinLand
Probably one of the best-known fashion jewelry factories in EdelSteinLand was the Jakob Bengel chain and fashion jewelry factory in the Oberstein district. Today, you can visit the Jakob Bengel industrial monument and take a look inside the former production facility on a guided tour.
Spend the night in EdelSteinLand
Travel information about EdelSteinLand
The nearest major international airport is in Frankfurt am Main. From there, you can take the regional train to Idar-Oberstein in just under 2 hours.
A little smaller, but also with international connections, is the airport Frankfurt-Hahn. Here mainly low-cost airlines take off and land. This airport is even closer to Idar-Oberstein and is served by the regional bus 351.
In Idar-Oberstein there is a small commercial airport for small private airplanes with a grass runway.
There is a train station in Idar-Oberstein, which is located on the Saarbrücken-Frankfurt railroad line. Regional trains stop here every hour.
EdelSteinLand is located in a rather mountainous region with many narrow valleys. To get there from the north/south take the A61, exit Waldlaubersheim and Dreieck Nahetal – exit Idar-Oberstein. From the west/Benelux/France you can reach the region via the A1/A62, exit Idar-Oberstein. From the feeder highways, the B41 federal highway runs in a west-east direction and the B422 to the north in the region. Otherwise, there is a well-developed network of smaller and larger country roads between the villages.
The Nahe cycle path runs through the region.
On the way in …
By car, you can travel flexibly in the region. If you arrive without your own car, you will find an e-car rental station in Idar-Oberstein, where you can reserve a car via Flinkster. In the region you will find several charging stations for electric vehicles.
There are connections throughout the region with buses from the local provider. From the train station, all parts of the city are served. The buses run regularly, but not frequently.
Cabs are usually available in front of the Idar-Oberstein train station and at the marketplace in Idar.
During a vacation in the EdelSteinLand you will be attracted by wonderful hiking trails. However, the individual districts and smaller towns are quite far from each other, so that they are difficult to reach on foot.
Guest card / family card
With the guest and family card you can visit 13 sights in the region at a reduced entrance fee. The guest card can be purchased for 2,- € (valid for one person), the family card costs 5,-€ (2 adults + accompanying children).
At the participating establishments, the adult then pays the group admission price, children up to 14 years receive free admission.
The cards are valid for 1 year.
One can acquire the map in the tourist information offices:
EdelSteinLand office Herrstein
EdelSteinLand Office Idar-Oberstein
Main street 419
Tourist-Information of the Birkenfelder Land
(in the museum) 55765 Birkenfeld