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

| Schweppenhausen

Schweppenhausen lies about 15 kilometres to the north of Bad Kreuznach and 11 kilometres southeast from Bingen in the lower guilder brook valley....

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Deutscher Michel | Stromberg

Hans-Michael Elias von Obentraut was born to 1574, as a son of the imperial council Johann Barthel of Obentraut who resided as a Palatine...

Edelstein-Erlebniswelt (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Edelstein-Erlebniswelt | Idar-Oberstein

A world of gemstone experience


Mystical caves show magical light and colour effects, gurgling springs and a fiery, glowing...

Eingangsportal Mittelalterpfad (Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Mittelalterpfad | Herrstein

Dream Loop “Middle Ages Trail”

Medieval Herrstein with its picturesque half-timbered houses is the starting point for this eventful trail,...

Therapiesitzung im Radonstollen (Foto: GuT Bad Kreuznach GmbH/Dominik Ketz, Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Radon-Heilstollen | Bad Kreuznach

Radon therapy: Bad Kreuznach has its own local remedy unique in Europe. In a disused mercury mining adit, Bad Kreuznach has created the first...

Dorfschänke Bollenbach, außen (Foto: VG Rhaunen / OG Bollenbach / Bernd Born, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Gasthaus "Zur Dorfschänke" | Bollenbach

Village restaurant with meat and sausages from its own "pigsty", slaughterhouse, "Spansau" by appointment and pre-order,...

Forellenhof Rudolfshaus mit verschwommenen Ecken (Foto: Hotel Forellenhof, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Gaststätte Restaurant Forellenhof | Rudolfshaus

The kitchen can be decorated with some awards from renowned restaurant guides. An important building block to this are the in-house products,...

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Kapelle St. Pancratius in Warmsroth | Warmsroth

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

Stadtweiher  (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Stadtweiher Baumholder | Baumholder

In the middle of the city of Baumholder is the town pond, a lake of about 3 hectares in size. The local DLRG and a municipal pool supervision to...

Pauluskirche mit barockem Turm (Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Pauluskirche | Bad Kreuznach

St. Paul’s Church (Pauluskirche), now Protestant, is a gothic building with a three-span roof. It was built as the parish church for Count Johann...

Kleinbahnmuseum (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Kleinbahnmuseum | Bockenau

Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum at Bockenau

situated at the southern access to the village in Waldböckelheimer Straße



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...

Weiherschleife (Foto: Edelsteinminen GmbH, Quelle: Tourist Information EdelSteinLand j.P.d.Ö.R.)

Historische Weiherschleife | Idar-Oberstein

Historical Weiherschleife


Once the precious stones had been mined, they were subjected to traditional processing. In the...

Heimatmuseum 2 (Foto: Tourist-Information Stromberg, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Heimatmuseum Stromberg | Stromberg

Former forester's house. The exhibit leads by the city history, Roman excavations, medieval relics, school class about 1900, watchmaker's...

Eiscafe (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Eiscafe Dolomiten | Baumholder

Ice cream shop located on the marketplace in the center of baumholder."We produce without artificial colours and flavours", reported...