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Schatzsuche im EdelSteinLand | Idar-Oberstein

For families: treasure hunt in EdelSteinLand Embark on your very own gemstone adventure and become a "treasure hunter". You can search for gemstones at these locations in EdelSteinLand:

Gemstone camp at the gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg
"Treasure hunters" can go in search of agates, amethysts, rock crystals, jasper, and smoky quartz during the gemstone camp. Hoes, pickaxes and spades are available to the treasure hunters during the two-hour search. We recommend goggles, gloves and sturdy shoes. The highlight of the treasure hunt is when a small gemstone geode is cracked open using the original stone crusher. Any minerals found shall, of course, remain in the property of the “digger”.
Opening times: 15.3. - 15.11. / Daily digging times: 10 AM - 12 PM, 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM / prior registration a day in advance required! Prices: Adults: €10.00 / children and adolescents up to 16 years: €7.00
Contact: Gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg, Im Stäbel 1, 55743 Idar-Oberstein (Algenrodt), Tel +49 6781 - 47400,,

Gemstone digging at the historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill
Children and adolescents alike can use sand screens to dig for the coveted minerals hidden away in a sheltered sandpit at the Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill, which has been filled with minerals from around the world. Finally, the gemstone can be given its final polish using large sandstone grinding wheels. An old original polishing wheel is also available. Part of the two-hour long gemstone adventure involves “breaking open” a gemstone geode using an original crusher. All finds and the broken geode become the property of the “digger”.
Opening times: 15.3. - 15.11. / Daily digging times: 10 AM - 12 PM, 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM / prior registration required! Prices: Adults, children and adolescents: €7.00
Contact: Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill, Tiefensteiner Straße 87, 55743 Idar-Oberstein (Tiefenstein), Tel +49 6781 - 901918,,

Gemstone digging site at the Gemstone Adventure World
Outstanding educational fun for children and teenagers! In the gemstone digging site, which is protected from the wind and rain, children and adolescents can dig in a type of rock grotto spanning more than 60 m2 while scouring for sparkling gemstones. Every enthusiastic treasure hunter may take home all the gemstones they find!
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sundays and Public Holidays (Good Friday - 1.11.) 10 AM to 6 PM / Mining times: 9 AM to 5.15 PM (duration: ½ hour) Prices: Children and adolescents: €3.00
Contact: Nahestraße 42, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Tel. +49 6781-2050, Fax: +49 6781 - 205205,,

Agate heap – company Lemke, Bruchweiler
Borrow a bucket or even a wheelbarrow, and kick-start your treasure hunt atop the agate heap at the company Lemke. Any agate pieces or leftover material that you can place in your receptacle is yours to keep.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8 AM - 12 PM and 2.30 PM - 5 PM. Prices: 12 litres bucket: €30.00 / 20 litres Bucket: €45.00
Contact: Company Lemke, Idarwaldstraße 19, 55758 Bruchweiler, Tel +49 6786 - 1854 or +49 170-3066039

You can reach us at:

Tourist Information EdelSteinLand
Hauptstraße 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein



Mineraliensuche (Foto: phormat/E. Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand) Trommelsteine (Foto: phormat/E.Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand) Hände mit Edelsteinen (Foto: Timo Volz / Naheland-Touristik, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand) An der Weiherschleife (Foto: EdelSteinLand / phormat., E. Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand) Weiherschleife mit Schürffeld (Foto: EdelSteinLand / phormat., E. Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand) Edelsteinminen Steinkaulenberg (Foto: Foto Hosser, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand) Edelsteinschleifer- und Goldschmiedemarkt (Foto: EdelSteinLand / phormat, E. Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand)
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