Deutsches Mineralienmuseum

Idar-Oberstein · Naheland

The German Mineral Museum is an institution of the "Heimatfreunde Oberstein e.V.". On four floors we present to you: Gemstones and minerals from all over the world, including the most beautiful and largest crystals ever brought to Europe from overseas. Idar-Oberstein jewellery from the 19th and 20th centuries (such as "ArtDeko"). Old and modern jewellery of various styles. Minerals from the Idar-Oberstein gemstone region. Among them agates, which inspire the expert as well as the layman. An old functioning agate loop with a water wheel. A fluorescence cabinet in which minerals shine in a different light than in daylight. A unique collection of motifs "Minerals and Gemstones on Stamps". Handicraft works that are among the treasures of the house: Gems, sculptures and vessels made of precious stones. The healing stones of St Hildegard of Bingen. Study collections: For example, magic, mysticism of precious stones, historical diamonds, amber, agate money. A department with fossils from the Hunsrück slate of the Devonian period that are over 400 million years old: starfish, crinoids and crabs that lived back then.

Small dog on arm is allowed

Deutsches Mineralienmuseum

Deutsches Mineralienmuseum
Hauptstr. 436
55743 Idar-Oberstein / Oberstein

Tel.: (0049) 6781 24619
Fax: (0049) 6781 28303