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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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Salzwasser-Sprudelbad (Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Crucena Gesundheitszentrum - Kur und Physiotherapie | Bad Kreuznach

Crucenia Health Centre is a professional partner for outpatient spa treatments, rehabilitation and prevention. The health centre is housed in a...

Gösenrother Mühle (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Gösenrother Fußmühle | Gösenroth

Now after extensive repair works of the "Gösenrother Mühlenfreunde" the Gösenrother mill is fully functioning again. Interested visitors...

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

Industriedenkmal Jakob Bengel | Idar-Oberstein

Jakob Bengel Industrial Heritage Monument


In the Jakob Bengel chain and jewellery factory visitors are taken back to the...

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...

Römerstraße (Foto: Pfarrer Schmitz, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Katholische Kirche "St. Jakobus" | Stromberg

In 1863 builds from hewn Stromberger limestone with big old crucifix and precious sacred devices from the years 1715 and 1739.

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....

Römischer Gewölbekeller (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Römischer Gewölbekeller | Boos

The Roman villa („Villa rustica“) at Boos was found in 1921/22. During a road construction project workers happened to find a cavity, whose...

Eiermarkt und Michel Mort Denkmal (Foto: GuT Bad Kreuznach GmbH, Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Eiermarkt und Michel-Mort-Denkmal | Bad Kreuznach

The romantic Egg Market (Eiermarkt) square was for centuries the centre of the Old Town, and was where the fruit, fish and potters’ markets were...

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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...

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...

ehem. lutherische Christianskirche (Foto: Tourist-Info Meisenheim, Quelle: Tourist-Information Meisenheim)

Die ehem. lutherische Christianskirche | Meisenheim

The former Lutheran Christian Church

In the period from 1761-1771 the church was built by the master builder Christian Reheis according to...

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

Burganlage "Pfarrköpfchen" | Stromberg

From the year 1984 to 1988 "parochial brains" the rests of a castle chapel which have led meanwhile in the local research to numerous...

Etna (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Pizzeria Etna | Baumholder

Pizzeria in Baumholder

Evangelische Kirche Baumholder (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Evangelische Kirche | Baumholder

Through the old cemetery located simple Baroque hall church. 1748-50 to the late Gothic tower was built. Founder of the ruler was Duke Christian...

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...