Excursions in the region

The guest and family cards allow you to visit 15 sights in EdelSteinLand, along the Hunsrück Slate and Castle Road and in Birkenfelder Land at reduced admission prices. You save over 20% on regular admission prices!
How it works: The guest card costs € 2.00 per person and is valid for 1 adult. A reduced price (group price) is granted on presentation of the guest card. The family ticket at a price of € 5.00 is valid for 2 adults and accompanying children. Adults pay the group price, one child up to 14 years receives free admission. The other children pay the children's price. The tickets are valid for one year from the date of issue. Individual reductions are granted depending on the institution.

The guest card and family card can be purchased at the camping reception.
A touch of nostalgia. Experience cutting according to time-honoured techniques even today. Precious stones are given their polish and shine here. See working methods that have remained unchanged here for four generations: Cutting, shaping, grinding and polishing.
150m walking distance from the campsite is the world's only historic water-powered gemstone-cutting workshop. Guided tours show working methods that have remained unchanged for four generations. http://www.alte-edelsteinschleiferei.de
A tour through the historical center is worth and you 'll discover: 60 restored half-timbered houses, the clock tower (from 12./13.cebtury, it's the only medieval town gate in state of the Nahe-Hunsrück region. It's the landmark of Herrstein), the local museum, the clock tower street, the castle church, the Schinderhannes tower (here he was imprisoned on 10 July 1798 for one night!) and the Pfarrgasse. http://www.herrstein.de
The tower (22 meters high) was built in the XIV th century on the ruins of an former castle. The walls were also partly rebuilt. Foto: Klaus Görg http://www.wildenburg.kempfeld.de
Discover the animals in their natural environment. This natural park of 42 hectares at the foot of Wildenburg takes you for a walk in the woods to encounter deer, wild boars, ... Foto: Klaus Görg http://www.wildfreigehege-wildenburg.de
The WasserWissensWerk is the visitor and information centre on the subject of drinking water and is located directly at the Steinbachtalsperre near Kempfeld. In the interactive exhibition, visitors can take a tour and learn everything they need to know about water extraction and treatment, water distribution in the region and how our limited and valuable resource is worth protecting. Those who wish can set out on an exciting journey through the exhibition alone or in groups using exploration sheets in the form of a rally. In the integrated WaterLab, the focus is on the fun of trying things out. Children, but also adults, can carry out water experiments independently with experiment boxes on the topic of "Properties of Water". The water playground located at the WasserWissensWerk offers a welcome change when dealing with the topic of water. https://www.wasserwissenswerk.de
The 31-metre-high tower made of wood and steel is reminiscent of a bird's nest and offers its visitors a great view of Stipshausen and Hochscheid as well as, among others, the Donnersberg in the North Palatinate, the Großer Feldberg in the Taunus, the Hohe Acht in the Eifel and the landscape of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park with the Erbeskopf. To make the 170-step climb easier, there are 9 resting platforms on the way up. https://www.edelsteinland.de/de/sehenswert/alle-sehenswuerdigkeiten/idarkopfturm.html
Visit the heart of a medieval copper mine (the only one in Germany). Extraction, lifestyle of the time, casting techniques, ... everyhing will be explained to you. http://www.besucherbergwerk-fischbach.de
Worldwide unique presentation of all types of raw and processed gemstones. Special departments: Glyptothek, treasury of diamonds and changing exhibitions http://www.edelsteinmuseum.de
City trade mark is the carved out of rock church , 50 meters above the Nahe. http://www.felsenkirche-oberstein.de
Gemstones and ore from all over the world. Fluorescent cabinet, giants cristals and interesting city remains. http://www.deutsches-mineralienmuseum.de
Castle Oberstein: Castle ruin built before 1330. Castle Booselstein: the "von Stein" residence from approx. 1200 years till 1600. The "Bergfriedstumpf" and some walls remain. Fantastic view of the city Oberstein. http://www.schloss-oberstein.de
Largest Agate mine in Europe. besides Agate, quartz and Amethyst can be found. The only gemstone mine in Europe permitted to be visited.
Video Steinkaulenberg http://www.edelsteinminen-idar-oberstein.de
The sole remaining, in original state, factory with workers and managingdirector houses, that illustrates more than 130 years of the industrial history and know-how of the City Idar-Oberstein. http://www.jakob-bengel.de
A fantasy world with training on minerals and gemstones. Admire the wonders of nature. You will experience an impressive journey through caves and caverns. http://www.goldgottlieb.de
170 BC there was a celtic village on this height. Part of the village was rebuilt as identical. http://www.bundenbach.de
The Schmidt Castle is one of the oldest and most important castles in the Hunsrück. Its origins date back to the year 926, when three Frankish noble of the monastery of St. Maximin in Trier swapped land to build a castle to protect themselves against the Hungarians, who threatened at this time our region. http://www.bundenbach.de
Fossils Bundenbach can be seen in museums, exhibitions, laboratories and universities worldwide and enjoy an international reputation. http://www.bundenbach.de
The motto of the national park exhibition is "Welcome to the primeval forest of tomorrow". Stagings, animations and interactive exhibits take visitors on a journey into the fascinating world of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. It takes visitors into the diverse landscapes and species-rich habitats with their wild forests, mysterious moors and bizarre rocky landscapes. https://www.hunsrueckhaus.de/nationalpark-hunsrueck-hochwald/nationalpark-ausstellung.html
One of the most important archaeological sites in Central Europe. The museum displays finds from the Celtic and Roman settlement and burial ground from Belginum over 8 centuries. Photo: © Belginum http://www.belginum.de
Wood is one of the most important materials in the cultural history of man. The museum shows impressively how the people of the Hunsrück have lived by and with wood. Foto: Stephan Zanders http://www.hunsruecker-holzmuseum.de
The Otzenhausen Celtic Ring Wall is one of the most impressive Celtic fortifications in Europe. Built in the first century BC, ten-metre-high walls still bear witness to the monumental structure. Permanent excavations, regular guided tours for visitors, workshops and archaeological seminars invite you to visit Otzenhausen.
The Otzenhausen Celtic Park is being built at the foot of the Celtic Ring Wall. Currently, the Celtic Park consists of a natural stage and the Celtic Village, which opened in May 2016. In the coming years, a visitor centre with infrastructure for exhibitions and gastronomy will follow. The Celtic Park is the Saarland gateway to the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. https://www.keltenpark-otzenhausen.de
Burg Baldenau, Hinzerath
Schloss Dhaun, Hochstetten Dhaun
Schloss Wartenstein, Hahnenbachtal
Burg Grimmburg, Hermeskeil
Burg Lichtenberg, Kusel
Burg Eltz, Wierschem
The Nahe starts in Saarland southwest of Lake Bostalsee and stops after 120 kilometers of varied landscape near Bingen in the Rhine. In the Mediterranean valley of the Nahe, the Red Rock impresses as largest cliff between the Alps and Scandinavia. Go to the spa town of Bad Sobernheim on time travel, in Rhineland-Palatinate open air museum. Recommended are the ruins Rheingrafenstein, the Salinental and the historic old town Bad Kreuznach with numerous museums, the bridge houses and so on ... The old town of Meisenheim impresses with its medieval image of high cultural and historical Wert. Upon the traces of Hildegard of Bingen, the town of Bingen is one of the most important historical place of activity in the neighboorhood. It offers the possibility to follow the historic footsteps of the great abbess. When visiting the monastery ruins of Disibodenberg in Odernheim am Glan you can still feel the mystique of this place.
The Mosel region is Germany's oldest wine region. The steep slopes of river valleys are densely planted with vines, the steep slopes characterize the area more than any other wine region in the world. The Mosel and its tributaries the Saar and Ruwer flow through a traditional cultural landscape. Germany's oldest city, Trier with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the capital of the Mosel region, once the capital of the Roman Empire. Further down river are the Roman villas in Longuich and Mehring. Neumagen-Dhron the oldest wine village in Germany with the Römerweinschiff and other important finds. More Roman wine presses are to be found in Piesport, Brown Mountain, Erden and Maring-Noviand. Bernkastel-Kues is alos worth to see : its historic old town, the built in the 15th century St. Nicholas Hospital, the Moselle Wine Museum and the great Mosel wine shop are some of the highlights.Traben-Trarbach there are a numerous of art nouveau buildings. Continues the Riesling Route in direction of Zell with its Electoral Palace. At the other side of the river, Bullay and its castle “the Marienburg”. The romantic wine village of Beilstein and the wine town of Cochem, with its picturesque castle realm. Next on Roman trails the way leads you to Martberg in Pommern and its Celtic-Roman sites. For a taste of the Middle Age the castle Eltz offer at Mosel core, Ehrenburg in Brodenbach and Thurant in Alken. At the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz the Moselle flows into the Rhine.
Weinland Mosel
Mosel Touristik