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Holidays at the Nahe: Where wines and gemstones sparkle

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  • Gemstones at the German Gemstone Museum
    Gemstones at the German Gemstone Museum
  • Historical copper mine at Fischbach
    Historical copper mine at Fischbach
  • German Gemstone Museum, Idar-Oberstein
    German Gemstone Museum, Idar-Oberstein
  • Bridge houses at Bad Kreuznach
    Bridge houses at Bad Kreuznach
  • Oberhausen wine village
    Oberhausen wine village in the Nahe valley
  • Massage at the Bäderhaus, Bad Kreuznach
    Massage at the Bäderhaus, Bad Kreuznach
  • Bare foot path, Bad Sobernheim
    Bare foot path, Bad Sobernheim

Travel highlights and activities in the Nahe valley

Plan your holiday in the Nahe valley with lots of time to relax and enjoy: A picnic in a vineyard, a massage at a spa, a glass of wine on the terrace of a winery in the shade of fruit-laden vines! Experience a world of sparkling gems, which have formed Idar-Oberstein and the renowned German Gemstone Route!

Nahe Wine Route

The Nahe Wine Route (Naheweinstraße) traces centuries-old links between traditional wine villages, some dating back over 1,000 years. This 130-kilometre car route tours the wines of the Nahe wine region. It passes three spa resorts, idyllic vineyards, inns and taverns selling home-produced wine. Don't miss the wonderful wine festivals along the Nahe Wine Route!
More information about the Nahe Wine Route.

On tour through the gemstone region

Gemstones have been cut, polished and made into works of art along the German Gemstone Route for 500 years. Idar-Oberstein, Germany's "gemstone capital", presents the world of gemstones in a fascinating way. Idar-Oberstein and the surrounding area are brilliant places for excursions.
There are over 10,000 exhibits to admire - both cut stones and also crystals and raw stones - at the German Gemstone Museum. A tour of the Steinkaulenberg gemstone mine becomes an underground journey through an enchanting world of glittering treasures. In the historical Weiherschleife
cutting mill visitors discover how gem-cutters used to create sparkling jewels as if by magic, using just the power of water.
Modern processing methods are demonstrated in grinding shops and visitors can watch cutters and designers at work making amazing pieces of jewellery. Anyone interested can design their own jewellery, with professional guidance.

Wellness and Health Holidays

The three resorts of Bad Kreuznach, Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg and Bad Sobernheim guarantee a healthy and relaxing holiday in the Nahe region.

Bad Sobernheim
Medical wellness and the naturopath Felke come face to face in Bad Sobernheim on the Nahe. Pastor Emanuel Felke, the naturopath, uses the natural elements of light, air, water and earth. The precious clay he uses improves the skin's complexion as well as leaving its healing effect in the soul. The idyllic spa resort of Bad Sobernheim nestles amidst the sunny vineyards and wooded heights and pampers visitors magnificently with its many award-winning spa and wellness hotels.

Bad Kreuznach
This radon and saline spa is also a historical town with interesting sights in the old quarter such as Salzmarkt and Eiermarkt with the 700-year-old Church of St. Nicholas. The 15th-century bridge houses built on the pillars of the old Nahe bridge are well worth seeing.

Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg
A picturesque radon spa in a particularly delightful part of the Nahe region, set at the foot of the Rheingrafenstein rock (136m) and its 11th-century castle ruins. The Rotenfels (327m), which rises out of the Nahe valley and extends along the left river bank to Norheim, is the highest sheer rock face north of the Alps – a climbing and mountaineering paradise.

Barefoot Path: Wellness for your Feet

The 3.5 kilometre long Barefoot Path in Bad Sobernheim "helps you to find yourself" as it were: through puddles and mud, over different surfaces – from pebbles to bark mulch, over a suspension bridge and even through the River Nahe itself. The picturesque countryside along the River Nahe is just as much part of the health and wellness programme as the active exercise taken along the Barefoot Path itself.

Idar-Oberstein - "the city of gemstones":

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Waldfreibad Idarwald (Foto: VG Rhaunen / Maurer, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Waldfreibad Idarwald | Rhaunen

In the state-of-the-art facility, which consists of a swimming pool with integrated diving pool, diving platform and diving board, a non-swimmer...

Wildfreigehege Wildenburg1 (Foto: Hunsrückverein e. V. Wildfreigehege Wildenburg, Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand)

Wildfreigehege Wildenburg | Kempfeld

Animal Park „Wildfreigehege Wildenburg“ with Wildcats Information Center, Kempfeld

At the foot of Wildenburg castle you will find the...

Schloßhof (Foto: Tourist-Information Stromberg, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Schloßhof Waldlaubersheim | Waldlaubersheim

The former office house of Mr. von Schonenberg was buolt n the Year 1584. It concerns a gable construction with rectangular stair tower in the...

Schleifen (Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand)

Historische Edelstein-Wasserschleiferei Biehl | Asbacherhütte

Historical Gemstone Cutting Mill Biehl, Asbacherhütte

At the historical Gemstone Cutting Mill Biehl you may learn how the cutters used to...

Salzmarkt mit Gastronomie (Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Salzmarkt | Bad Kreuznach

Old Town and Salt Market


At the heart of the New Town is the salt market (Salzmarkt). This area between the meat and tanning...

Familie Lengler_Foto Gerhard Müller (Foto: Gerhard Müller, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Ofenmuseum Reichenbach | Reichenbach

The oven museum displays a fraction of artful and fine living culture and craftsmanship from the last three centuries. Admission is free. Visiting...

Schlangenturm (Foto: Tourist-Information Stromberg, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Schlangenturm | Stromberg

The rehabilitated historic tower, was a part of the former city wall. Such towers were armed with field guns which named “Feldschlangen” – so the...

Inspektorenhaus (Quelle: Tourist-Information Meisenheim)

Inspektorenhaus Meisenheim | Meisenheim

The House of Inspector

… is located in 19 Obergasse Street and it was built in the 16th century. It is a half-timbered house exposed to...

Besichtigung Hist. Schmiede Bier (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Historische Schmiede Bier | Baumholder

(Blacksmith Bier`s Forge):

The small detached house with a projecting roof and cattle stand dates back to the year 1840. The fully...

Hotel Restaurant Westrich (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Hotel Restaurant Westrich | Baumholder

Hotel with 18 beds, parking, telephone, wireless, TV, restaurant, meetings up to 30 people. Small pets are allowed. Multilingual staff. Pay by...

(Foto: Günter Schnipp, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

St. Pancratius Kapelle | Warmsroth

In the Warmsrother district of Wald-Erbach, an earlier independent municipality, a small chapel, to the holy Pankratius stands consecrated which...

Burgfried (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Burgruine Burgsponheim | Burgsponheim

The remains of Sponheim castle are situated on a narrow spur sharply falling away on three sides. The history of the castle is closely connected...

Burgruine (Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand)

Burgruine Bosselstein | Idar-Oberstein

Bosselstein Castle and Oberstein Castle

They sit enthroned high up above the historical suburb of Oberstein. The ruin of Bosselstein...

Blick auf das historische Herrstein (Quelle: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand)

Historischer Ortskern Herrstein | Herrstein

Visit romantic Herrstein! This small town retains the picturesque charm of the middle ages with its narrow streets and historical „old town“. Walk...

Kath. Pfarrkirche (Foto: Tourist-Info Meisenheim, Quelle: Tourist-Information Meisenheim)

Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Antonius von Padua Meisenheim | Meisenheim

The Catholic Church of St. Antonius v. Padua

Appointed by Louis XIV in 1680, the Franciscans of Cologne decided to found a monastery in...