We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Steinkaulenberg Gemstone Mine

Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A nice day trip

The Gem mines at Steinkaulenberg are an interesting and fun day out. We had booked ahead for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
desruadh
,
Karlsruhe, Germany
Birthday visit

We visited the mine to celebrate my daughter's birthday with good family activity. We did not... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
mezoantropo
,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
via mobile
Read all 71 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good45%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
yesterday
“A nice day trip”
Oct 11, 2017
“Birthday visit”
LOCATION
Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (71)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank desruadh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mezoantropo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

The kids were very excited about all their finds! It was really hot and there is no shade so bring sunscreen and plenty of drinks.

Thank Stephanie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 9, 2016

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

1  Thank wrpech
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jessika W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2016

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

1  Thank Mike B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2016

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

2  Thank Just_J0an
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 11, 2016

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

Thank Richard S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Going inside the cave wearing helmet was really cool. Worth to see. Amazing gems and beautiful underground views.

1  Thank Lexie P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum in the summer of 2012 and I was impressed with the amount of things they have displayed there. They have lots of semi precious stones from all over the world specially from Brazil. In Idar Oberstain you will find fine golden...More

1  Thank MariaCFC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Idar-Oberstein
City Hotel
54 reviews
.46 km away
Parkhotel Idar-Oberstein
50 reviews
1.29 km away
S. Hartmann Day Spa & Gastehaus
1 review
1.54 km away
Opal Hotel
67 reviews
2.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Spiessbratenhaus Alte-Kanzlei
207 reviews
.65 km away
Badisher Hof
45 reviews
.44 km away
Costa Smeralda
32 reviews
.85 km away
Manzi's Restaurant
28 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Felsenkirche
163 reviews
.65 km away
Schloss Oberstein
45 reviews
.68 km away
Deutsches Mineralienmuseum
25 reviews
.68 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Linda M
August 23, 2016|
Answer
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know of any such area. One might be able to enquire through the Idar-Oberstein web site if any mining sites exist.
0
Votes