If you tell in Brazil or Sri Lanka that you are from Germany, it could happen to you that your dialogue partner knows only one city there: Idar-Oberstein. The metropolis of gemstones. Discover treasures from around the world in the fascinating gemstone museum which have been refined here in the region. In countless gem shops, jewelries and goldsmiths you can admire artwork which fascinates princes, sheikhs and moneyed aristocracy for centuries .In the unique rock-hewn church you can see what working hands have built from gratitude for the salvation of the plague. And you must try a real Idar-Obersteiner spit roast.