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Informative mine tour

This was a great opportunity to see how amethyst, smoky quartz, jasper, and other semiprecious... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Beth E
,
Melbourne
Nice to visit

It was a nice guided tour (only guided tours possible). Audio guide in several languages... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
V C
,
Diest, Belgium
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12 May 2018
“Informative mine tour”
13 Apr 2018
“Nice to visit”
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Tiefensteiner Str. 87, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was a great opportunity to see how amethyst, smoky quartz, jasper, and other semiprecious stones used to be mined, and what they look like in the mine setting. The tours are given in German but audiotranslations are available in several languages including English.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It was a nice guided tour (only guided tours possible). Audio guide in several languages available. It's a small walk from the parking to the mines (10min). The mines can be entered on foot (no elevator, just a small walk). Especially really nice for the...More

Thank V C
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We arrived because it was written that e would go into the mine. Actually we just entered a room with the tools of the time. In the background was the explanation in English, and the guide demonsrated. then we went to a movie theater, showed...More

Thank rmiri
Reviewed 8 September 2016

No set times for guided tour. Opening time said 9am, so we got there early to beat the crowds. Had to wait 45 min before first tour started. The lady at the ticket booth totally ignored us, but the tour guide was lovely. Informative and...More

Thank southofoz
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice facility and a great 45 minute walk thru the mine. English guide was provided. 7 euro for adults and 5.50 for kids. There is a little shop there that sells jewelry and a few refreshments. The underwater lake with crystal clear water was cool....More

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