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A well guided tour and very interesting. Done in german but headsets available in English. Follow the small signs along the way, after parking be prepared to hike 15 minuets on a paved path through the woods before coming upon the gift shop/ information stand....More
If u visit Idar-Oberstein it’s a must see
Idar Oberstein is a v small town but v well known for its Gem industry Stien kaulenberg is a exhausted mine which gives u an insight of how mining was done
It’s quite interesting Must a visit
The Gem mines at Steinkaulenberg are an interesting and fun day out.
We had booked ahead for the kids to go "gem hunting", so there was no trouble with waiting times, or too many people. The kids got to dig around a "seeded" field and...More
We visited the mine to celebrate my daughter's birthday with good family activity. We did not regreat we spent great deal of time serching for gems. We found good amount of amethysts. Excursion in mine was pretty informative with a lot examples of the real...More
Got there with the family by chance and decided to take the guided tour into this former gemstone mine. Very good information by the well informed guide about gemming history in this area. Gemstones are found in the adjacent fields and were mined out of...More
We went expecting to do a tour in English and let our six year old dig up some gems.
First: the brochure we had did not include an address to get here. Be sure to throughly scout that out!
Second: the headsets for English were...More
I was surprised to see so many beautiful geodes half buried in the cave walls. Interestingly it wasn't the gem filled geodes the old time miners were after, but the agate and carnelian. Since they didn't have the tools to work with faceted gem stones...More
My 10-year old loved it and we learned a lot about mining in those days. Our guide spoke english, but we had a mixed english/german/japanese group, so the headsets gave you a version of the tour in your own language. We also paid to dig...More
Much care has been taken to display and at the same time preserve this gemstone mine. It is no longer in use, but one gets a real sense of recent operations (there has not been any for quite some time). Much work has been performed...More