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Wonderful Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein, 20 – 21 May, 2023

Since 2010, local sellers of precious stones, minerals, fossils, jewelry and exclusive stone objects have been joined by other dealers and collectors from all of Europe and overseas to meet at the Idar-Oberstein exhibition center.

Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein presents treasures and stones in all their fascination and beauty, in all shapes, colors and price ranges as well as a concentrated level of competence that no technical question remains unanswered.

Opening hours:

  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 pm. daily
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 pm. daily

Entrance fees:

Day ticket  € 6,00
Day ticket reduced price*  € 4,50
Two-day ticket  € 10,00

* students, pensioners, severely disabled persons


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Dear exhibitors,

Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein 2022 was such a successful first event after a long Corona break that  exhibitors and visitors like to go for it again.

That’s the reason why we are looking forward to invite you to Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein 2023 and create an even more attractive meeting place for collectors, dealers, and stonand jewelry enthusiasts from May 20-21, 2023 at Messe Idar-Oberstein.

Take advantage of our trade fair platform and present your treasures to a wide audience. Whether gemstones, minerals, fossils or jewelry – the Mineral World Idar-Oberstein will become a haptic experience for your customers. An exclusive special show and an exciting supporting program will again accompanying our event and provide added values to visit Mineralienwelt.

We are already looking forward to your participation and will support and help you in all matters regarding Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein 2023. Please feel free to contact us!

The team of the trade fair Idar-Oberstein

Close to the customer: Mineral World – Idar-Oberstein.

Mineralienwelt in the world capital of gemstones, that means above all: Here quality counts before quantity.

Dates & facts:

  • 80 exhibitors with a big variety of products
  • 2.500 sqm exhibition area
  • Annual changing special exhibitions
  • Extensive supporting program



Discover more

Highlight of Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein is its annual changing special exhibition which also astonishes experts.

The offer of the mineral world will be completed by the handicraft demonstration of the engraver Gerhard Pauly. For the young visitors, there will be handicraft and painting activities with gemstones, a guessing game and a wheel of fortune at the booths of the German Gemstone Museum, the German Mineral Museum and the tourist information “EdelSteinLand”. A large bouncy castle is set up in front of the hall, where the younger visitors can romp around

For everyone who would like to combine a visit to Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein with a short vacation in the scenic region of gemstones and the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park, contact EdelSteinLand Tourist Information for numerous offers, suggestions and tips.


Sebastian Stoll, Lithoviso stone art: The soul of stones
Stone Insights: unique pictures of agate, jasper & crystal.

Agate, jasper and crystal from Hunsrück and Rheinhessen: wonders of creation from the earth’s inner darkness

Since his childhood the artist Sebastian Stoll, inspired by his father, has looked for fossils and gemstones. He has always been fascinated by the colors, shapes and structures of his finds in Hunsrück and Rheinhessen.

The creative forces and primordial laws of the cosmos manifest themselves in these volcanic rocks, created some 290 million years ago.

Over many years he has experimented to make their essence and soul visible in the inner structures of the gemstones and to capture these images visually.

He calls these artistic stone views in agate, jasper and crystal “Lithoviso”

As the basis for his artwork he searches for and selects gemstones in their raw state and collaborates with a professional gem cutter who splits them and polishes their inner surfaces.

He uses digital media to transform and intensify the unique microcosms of colors, shapes and structures. The resulting images make visible – loosely based on Goethe’s Faust – no less than what holds the world together at its core.

This transformation is a meditative and creative process that takes place over the course of several  weeks. In the process he encounters the figures, forms and symbols captured in his works. They recall the art of primitive and ancient cultures as well as the mythology of the collective unconscious.

The pictures invite the viewer to dive into the mysterious inner worlds of the stone, their delicate diversity and beauty revealed to human eyes for the first time in millions of years.

The Lithoviso images are journeys of discovery to the unique microcosms deep inside the precious stones.

Each motif reflects the character of the respective stone, the chosen media allowing a variety of different forms of presentation and effects. The images are printed on canvas, photographic paper and acrylic. In addition, the artist also uses textiles, crystal glass and light installations to make the motifs tangible.

More pictures and detailed information can be found at www.lithoviso.com. There the works are also available for viewing and purchase

Contact us

Many thanks for your interest in Mineralienwelt Idar-Oberstein. Please do not hesitate to contact us in all matters.
We welcome your suggestions and will gladly answer any questions you may have.
You can get in touch with us by phone from Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by using the contact form.

Messe Idar-Oberstein GmbH

John-F.-Kennedy-Straße 9
55743 Idar-Oberstein

+49 6781 – 568721 – 00
+49 6781 – 568721 – 72

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Overnight stay

You will find your well-deserved rest after a strenuous day at the fair in one of the well-equipped hotels, a cozy guesthouse or an individual holiday apartment.

Find an accomodation

By car

Messe Idar-Oberstein
John-F.-Kennedy-Straße 9
55743 Idar-Oberstein

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By train

Bahnhof Idar-Oberstein

Idar-Oberstein Railway Station
Around 5 km, direct connection to the Nahetal route between Saarbrücken and Frankfurt/Main

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By plane

Frankfurt Airport (FRA):
Around 127 km, direct railway link to Idar-Oberstein

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN):
Around 36 km

Idar-Oberstein Airfield (EDRG):
Airfield for private planes and helicopters, around 8 km

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