From the Hambachtal vacation resort, it is a 20 minute drive to Idar-Oberstein which is a nice place to visit. Nowadays the city is known for its many precious stone cutters. There are also many brick shops on the shopping street in the city center. Idar-Oberstein is also home to the Felsenkirche, a small church built against a mountainside and under a rock point.
Tips in Idar-Oberstein
💎Visit the gemstone museum
When you visit Idar-Oberstein, you should definitely visit a gemstone polisher. Get transported back into the history of polishing gemstones and polish your own. Now that's a great souvenir to take home with you!
⛪Take a look at the Felschenkirche
This special church was built against a rock wall. This means you will have to climb 163 steps in order to admire this special church. You can see a beautiful altar and a crystal crucifix inside the Felschenkirche as well.
🚶♀ Go for a walk through Hermbechtal nature park
Would you like to find some peace and quiet after an exciting day in the city? Go for a wonderful walk through Hermbachtal nature park. You might even spot a deer or a pot-bellied pig in this nature park! A great place to visit with your (grand)children as well.