|coat of arms||map|
|Land of the Federal Republic:||Rhineland-Palatinate|
|surface:||91.57 km ²|
|inhabitants:||32.254 (30. June 2005)|
|Population density:||352 inhabitants for each km ²|
|height:||450 m and. NN|
|postal zip code:||55743|
|preselection:||06781 and 06784 (quarters: George Weierbach, church, central andClose Boell brook, Weierbach)|
|geographical situation:|| |
Coordinates: 49° 42 ' 7 " n. Break.
7° 19 ' 31 " o. L.49° 42 ' 7 " n. Break.
7° 19 ' 31 " o. L.
|municipality key:||07 1 34 045|
|city arrangement:||13 quarters|
of the city administration:
| Georg-Maus-Str.1 |
55743 Idar Oberstein
|mayor:||Hans Jürgen Machwirth (CDU)|
|mayor:||Peter Simon (CDU)|
|situation of the city in the district|
Idar Oberstein is well-known as jewel - and sneezing ion city.In the city are among other things the German diamond and jewel stock exchange (German jewel stock exchange) and the artillery school of the German Federal Armed Forces resident. In addition here the river became close one lengthwise with a vierspurigen road into the 1980ern, which federal highway covers B 41, so that the river now undergroundunder the city flows through.
the town councillor has 40 seats, which distribute themselves on 6 parliamentary groups/lists and a single mandate.
ThoseSeats in the town councillor distribute themselves at present (August 2005) as follows:
- CDU: 16
- SPD: 13
- free list: 3
- FDP: 3
- Bündnis90/Die the Green: 2
- list of independent citizens (LUB): 2
- non-party: 1 (selected as republicans, then from the party impossible)
the Federal association of the diamond and jewel industry registered association. has its seat in Idar Oberstein. It represents the interests of the industry opposite the legislator as well as representatives of federation, countries and municipalities. He advises the members in ranges such as environmental protection, competition problems, nomenclature questions etc.and manufactures, if necessary, the necessary contacts. To the promotion of draft and quality of decoration and jewels the Federal association 1970 brought the international competition at the German decoration and jewel price into being.
The German diamond and jewel stock exchange registered association.  1974 became as world-wide the firstcombined stock exchange for diamonds and color jewels opens. The diamond and jewel stock exchange belong to the world union of the diamond stock exchanges as one of 25 stock exchanges.
The most important road connection represents B 41. The city does not possess a direct motorway connection. A 62 however Birkenfeld (B 41 ) or Freisen can be achieved by means of the connection points.
the German Gemmologi society registered association.  1932 were created and developed to an institution of the technical-industrial Gemmologie (jewel customer), renowned internationally. The successful participation to thatDGemG Bildungsgängen jewel customer and diamond customer those leads to requesting the specialized membership in the German Gemmologi society (F.G.G.) justified to a documentary confirmation of the furnished test achievements. More than 30000 course participants from 75 countries of the earth visited so far for the requirements of the economic sector jewels and decoration conceivedDGemG Bildungsgänge.
Also Forschungsinstitut for mineral and metallic materials of jewels/precious metals GmbH (FEE)  has its seat in Idar Oberstein. The FEE is specialized in the crystal breed and the production of optical elements for lasers.
The German diamond test laboratory GmbH evaluates the quality of polished diamonds since 1970. As first laboratoryto its kind in Germany and world-wide as second laboratory the DPL was officially certified Berlin, of the German accreditation system inspection department GmbH, that she can accomplish the quality regulation after color, size, cross section and proportion of diamonds competently after internationally recognized standards.
The Johannes good mountain University of Mainzinstitut for jewel research in Idar Oberstein [ 5] maintains. The department of jewel research belongs to the frame mineralogy in the specialist area geosciences.
for over 20 years takes place in Idar Oberstein the international trade fair for jewels, jewel decoration and jewel objects - short inter+in accordance with -. Approximately 130Exhibitors present exquisite jewels in modern and classical cross sections, to perfect decoration, artful engravings, refined collier with Farbsteinen, minerals, Rohsteine, the whole cultured pearl pallet and accessories.
As a fair of the region around Idar Oberstein the Idar Obersteiner initiated of the restaurant juniors Idar Oberstein  understands itself approximately economic congresses.
beside numerous schools of all educational facilities is Idar Oberstein seat of an occupation school center .
The FH Trier maintains the course of studies decoration and jewel Design at its location Idar Oberstein.
The only six-form high school of the city lies in the “school center Vollmersbachtal” andseveral hauptschule are distributed over the city. The city has four High Schools: The High School at Heinz-pointed and the God brook High School can however the class elften starting from the fifth class be visited , a technical High School and a restaurant High School.
leisure and sports sites
Ambitionierten Golfernthat offers idyllisch, in the neighboring place Kirschweiler, convenient 9-Loch-Platz of the gulf club jewel Hunsrück registered association. to defeat the possibility the Hunsrück; to forget not: the Minigolfanlage in the quarter “depth stone”
in September 2005 nature open-rir swimming pool finished placed and an indoor swimming pool invite to swimming.
At the outskirts of a town is a nature friend house convenient, which (wheel) offers economical food supply and accommodation to Wanderern and tourists.
- clinical center Idar Oberstein 
- KMT hospital: Hospital for Knochenmarktransplantation and Hämatologie 
partnerships between cities
Achicourt (F) since 1966, Les Mureaux (F) since 1971, Margate (GB) since 1981
thatQuarter church Boell brook maintains a partnership since 1963 with Achicourt (F).
Since 2004 the Brazilian large city Goiânia , capital of the Federal State Goiàs belongs, to that Twin cities Idar Obersteins.
- Algenrodt (2,525 Ew.)
- Enzweiler (755 Ew.)
- George Weierbach (719 Ew.)
- God-separated (2,932 Ew.)
- hammer stone (586 Ew.)
- Idar (8,548 Ew.)
- church Boell brook (963 Ew.)
- central Boell brook (1,191 Ew.)
- close Boell brook (2,025 Ew.)
- Oberstein (9,043 Ew.)
- Regulshausen (793 Ew.)
- depth stone (2,678 Ew.)
- Weierbach (2,706 Ew.)
conditions 31. December 2003
- sports club 07 Idar Oberstein (South West German traditional association in the football)
successes: 1999/2000 regional league southwest, 1999 federation Cup winners,come out from 1. Fiber plastic Idar and sport combination Idar (1971), bloom time in the 30's (highest amateur class)
- ASV Idar Oberstein
- fiber plastic hollow Idar Oberstein
- TuS depth stone
- TSG Idar Oberstein
- sports association God-separated
- sports association Regulshausen
- Bollenbacher sports association
- Spvgg close Boell brook
- Idarer TV
- TV Oberstein
- ruby Idar Oberstein
- TC Idar Oberstein
in the year 1933 Idar Oberstein from the up to then independent municipalities Algenrodt, Idar, Oberstein and (depth brook and rushing stone) depth stone was created.
in the course of the Rhineland-Palatinian local regional reorganization 1969 became the 9 surrounding municipalities Enzweiler, George Weierbach, God-separated, hammer stone, church, close and central Boell brook, Regulshausenand Weierbach in in common December.
there are trade areas approx. 219.3 hectars commercial construction areas in Idar Oberstein. The following trade areas offer further 28 hectars of reserve surfaces for economic expansion:
- Gewerbe-und industrial area “Dickesbacher road”,
- trade area “finch mountain north” and
- trade area “at the cross”
is located to the city beyond that in the quarterClose Boell brook the conversion surface trade area close valley , the 23 hectars covers, for the order.
culture and objects of interest
the city theatre inQuarter Oberstein enriches the culture scene with its various and varied program.
The small art stage Theaterchen offers Comedy and theatre meetings, Kabarett, concerts, readings and much more besides. The Theaterchen
annual inspires the theatre summer lock Oberstein  native ones and visitors with national and international stage productions before the window blind of theLock Oberstein.
Recent culture and numerous concert meetings offers the youth and cultural center “depot” in the quarter Oberstein. JUZ " depot "
The museum Idar Oberstein  in the quarter Oberstein liesdirectly below the famous rock church and likewise particularly the Achatschleiferei concerns itself with the Idar Obersteiner decoration industry and the treatment of jewels.
The industrial museum Jakob rascal , opened all year round, offers views of the production of kind Deco decoration, how it was manufactured around the turn of the century.
the world-well-known rock church is the landmark of the city. It resulted from Wirich IV. of Daun Oberstein (around 1415-1501), which builds 1482 on the foundations of the “castle in the hole” the today Protestant church.
After current level of knowledge this castle was the first weir system of the gentlemen ofStone and place of refuge for the inhabitants of the settlement under it, which in the large nature cave of the “upper stone” (= rock) to the close one was established. (From this the name Oberstein developed.)
this “castle in the hole” had by the way been the only cave castle in our area. The rock church is today for visitors by a rock tunnel developed in the modern times accessible.
Over the small place of worship rises on the rock embossment (Bossel!) the castle Bosselstein, which was left open since 1600. From it only still another tower stump and some wall remainders stand. In the Middle Ages it was safea with difficulty einnehmbare castle with their Vorwerk, the two neck ditches as well as its two fore-castles.
Somewhat up, only one can shot from the Bosselstein far away, the third castle, the today's lock Oberstein developed around 1325. It was to 1624 the residence of the counts von Daun Oberstein. 1855it burned down. In the years 1926-1956 the lock was used as youth hostel, afterwards an area served as restaurant.
1961 gave it a collapse of a part to the east wall. Thereupon 1963 created castle association lock Oberstein e. V. that worried until today about preservationat that time acutely endanger built volumes of the former four-tower plant. 1998 became the city Idar Oberstein owner of lock Oberstein. Today there is again a small restaurant, the Wyrich room, and exist now some premises restored by the castle association, which can be rented for festive causes and cultural meetings.
at the beginning 19. Century emigrated many humans floated from hunger emergencies to South America. In the year 1827 emigrants from Idar Oberstein in Rio Grande DO Sul /Brasilien discovered the most important agate occurrences of the earth. Already 1834 reached Idar Oberstein the first supply from RioGrande DO Sul. The Brazilian agates marked themselves - contrary to the Idar Obersteiner agates - by particularly even situations out. Therefore they were suitable well for the engraving of Gemmen.
In the jewel mines Steinkaulenberg , the only jewel mine of Europe accessible for visitors,and the historical Weiherschleife can one some over decoration processing and history Idar Obersteins experience. See also:
That quarter Oberstein was 1796 scene one of the first offensesthe Schinderhannes. There he drank restaurant operator/barkeeper shank into the money (1 Louisdor) of the restaurant operator/barkeeper cook from Veitsrodt, for which he had been supposed to buy Branntwein (Peter Bayerlein: Schinderhannes chronicle, S. 45).
From the quarter Weierbach originates July IANA Blasius (1781-1851), the loving of the Schinderhannes, inMainz was executed. The “Julchen” arose since its childhood as well as its father and its older sister Margarethe than Bänkelsängerin and Geigenspielerin on markets and Kirchweihen. At Easter 1800 the Schinderhannes saw the “Julchen” for the first time on the Wickenhof with Kirn, where the 19-jährige toDance up-played. From the connection of the “Julchen” with the Schinderhannes a daughter and 1802 the son Franz William followed. After the death of the Schinderhannes the “Julchen” married first gendarmes, with which it witnessed seven children, and after its death a Viehhirten and a Tagelöhner.(Ernst rehearses: Superwomen 1 history, S. 10, Mainz food home 2001).
- the international trade fair for jewels, jewel decoration and jewel objects (inter+in accordance with) takes place annually in September/October.
- The consumer fair, better admits than Idar Obersteiner economic congresses, takes place regularly in August.
- The German jewel queen is selected every 2 years from the region of the German jewel route.
- The Spiessbratenfest takes place since 1967 in each case from on Fridays to Tuesday around the weekend of the latter June Sundays. It is considered as the largest people celebration to the upper close one.
- The child culture days find sinceseveral years as follow-up meeting of the Kinderliederfestivals instead of. 15-20 meetings for children, young-finite and young-remained.
- Each year at the beginning of of June the jazz days [ 18] take place . Here regional and supraregional jazz sizes on several stages in the pedestrian precinct Idar arise.
- Diamantschleifer, facet and Flächenschleifer as well as Achatschleifer demonstrate thosemost different work engineerings in the context of the German jewel sharpening he and gold forging market. Also Goldschmiede and decoration designers grant Oberstein in the historical local centre below the rock church of views of their creative work.
cinemas offer cinema Idar Oberstein. In Idar the Gloria theatre with 2 halls and into Obersteinthe jewel theatre with likewise 2 halls.
traffic landing strip IO/God-separated
round flights in the sections powered flight, to engine gel flight, on weekend Segelflug and ultralight flight here is offered, in order to explore the beautiful close country and the Hunsrück. Who does not want to fly, can itself on the attendance ore racethe airfield restaurant of the native kullinarischen specialities to spoil let pursue and the flying operation.
- Otto Decker
- Harald Fissler
- IDA PUR-by
sons and daughters of the city
- Jakob rascal - manufacturer
- July IANA Blasius - robber bride of the Schinderhannes from the today's quarter Weierbach
- Peter Caesar - ehem. Rhineland-Palatinian Minister of Justice
- Paul Ruppenthal - manufacturer and writer
- Elke furthermore - politician (SPD)
- Joelle Franzmann - tri athlete
- Sonja God-dear - Goldschmiedemeisterin, nationally examined Schmuckgestalterin (honour rings of the city), singer and Brechtinterpretin
- Holger Mueller -German Komiker (“teacher Schmidt”)
- Martin Weller - dialect singers
- Lars hollow field - German Komiker and author
- August game - engraver
- Bruce Willis - US actor (in Idar Oberstein last seen at the 6.August 2005)
- max of Rupp - painter
- max of Ziemer - manufacturer
Natural jewel occurrences
one finds in Idar Oberstein jewels from the whole world, but trips for the jewel trade were the natural occurrences in the region:
raw Kartoffelklösse, with one chop-meat-roasts filled and alsoa bacon sauce to be served.
(after dialect: Krumbierewurscht) in former times a “arm people meal”, today a speciality. Potatoes, pig and beef as well as bulbs by the wolf turned and with bean herb, pepper and salt peppered. Can be filled in intestines or preserving glasses or eaten directly.
Murde on of clover
raw Kartoffelklösse, which is together cooked and served with carrots/carrots (Murde) and gepökelten or smoked Schweinefleisch.
Riewe on Draehurjel
carrots with roasted blood sausage
potato-accumulate with Dörrfleisch
one differentiates primarily between Idarer and Obersteiner Spiessbraten. Idarer Spiessbraten is a kind swiveling roast, while Obersteiner Spiessbraten is a roll roast. Spiessbraten is verwurzelt firmly in the culinary and cultural customs Idar Obersteins and the surrounding region.
in 18. Century the jewel finds in the Hunsrück left and to the population went it not well. Many drew out over in the foreigner their luck to find. Some struck it until Brazil. There the jewels could in the open mining promoted or toRivers and brooks to be found. With the native spread tradition the preparation of meat on the open fire (Churrasco) by the immigrants one took over and with the jewel transportation into the old homeland one conveyed.
With the most important kind of preparing the meat (pig neck becomes or Roastbeef) by day before the preparation inserted into raw bulbs , salt and pepper. The bulbs are eaten gladly during the preparation of the meat roughly at the fire to a beer.
- Schleiferweg: 22 km long ausgeschildeter moving way approximately around thatQuarter Idar. The way leads Algenrodt and depth stone around the quarters Idar, Oberstein, God-separated. Particularly for fastidious Wanderer the Schleiferweg offers a special moving experience by a high path portion by dense forests. The moving way leads past different routistic attractions, like e.g. the Weiherschleife, Steinkaulenberg,Kammerwoog or also the Spiessbratenhaus “Wäschertskaulen”. By the good binding to the urban transportation network that can approx. 22 km long moving way into as many as desired stages to be divided.
in the year 1997 became an airbus of German Lufthansa AG on the name “Idar Oberstein”baptized. This concerns an airbus A319-114 with the registration number D-AILN, in service posed to 12. September 1997. Since that 30. October 2004 is the machine leased out_ to the company Germanwings and with representative vacation implements was painted shortly thereafter. Became the baptismal name ofremoves for the machine. The “D-AILN” is again received the baptismal names in the year 2006 again to Lufthansa to return and.
- Brandt, Hans Peter: The new “Schleiferweg” approximately around Idar. Hunsrückverein annual volume booklet 2001, S. to 131-133
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- homepage Idar Oberstein
- jewel mines
- museum Idar Oberstein below the rock church
- of the Schinderhannes
- Idar Oberstein in old opinions
- LOOK THROUGH - Hunsrücker culture magazine
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