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Precious stone mines
Im Stäbel, 55743 Idar-Oberstein Driving directions
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guided tour in German mid Mar-mid Nov: 10am-5pm

Description

This former mine is the only one of its kind in Europe that is open to the public. Its 400m stretch of galleries affords the chance to see semi-precious stones (agate, amethyst, rock crystal, jasper) still trapped in the volcanic rock, and to understand how they are formed.

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