Historische Weiherschleife

Idar-Oberstein · Naheland

Travel for All- Accessibility certified accessible for people with walking disabilities partially accessible for people with visual impairments

Since the 15th century, the gemstone deposits have been processed in so-called grinding mills. Once there were 56 such mills along the Idarbach, but over the years they were shut down one after the other.

The individual work steps, as they had to be carried out by the stream grinders at that time, are demonstrated to you on large sandstone grinders. At the mineral prospecting site, children and young people can "prospect" for minerals with the help of large sand sieves. The finds can then be worked on grinding wheels.

Furthermore, the children can cut a gemstone genode in half and thus discover the inner beauty of the stone. Of course, both the genode and the findings can be taken home.

You can also go pedal boating at the gemstone cutting mill.

Small dogs in arms are allowed. Leashed dogs are allowed

Historische Weiherschleife


Historische Weiherschleife
Tiefensteiner Straße 87
55743 Idar-Oberstein / Idar

Web: http://www.weiherschleife-steinkaulenbergwerk.de
E-Mail: edelsteinminen-idar-oberstein@t-online.de
Tel.: (0049) 6781 901918
Fax: (0049) 6781 901919

Opening hours Water loop, exhibition, multimedia show, gemstone feeling room, mineral shop: open daily from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. last guided tour 4.00 p.m. (booking recommended) Guided tours take place every full and half hour. Digging area for children: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. . The event starts on time. You can spend 2 hours on the site. (Registration required).

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