Freisen hosts mineral fair

by Wolfgang Diehl
Freisen Mineral Club

Photo27bThe Freisen Mineral Club celebrates the 30th anniversary of the annual mineral fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

As every year, all friends of gemstones, including mineral collectors, are invited to visit this traditional event at the Freisen town hall (Bruchwaldhalle). Freisen is located about 5 miles from Baumholder.

Several exhibitors and salespeople from various European countries, as well as from the local area, will be on hand to present their treasures. In addition, this year, a lapidary and a glass-blower will demonstrate their skills in creating their works of art.

Come and have a great day exploring the extraordinary exhibition and be fascinated by the beautiful world of minerals, such as agates, amethysts, jasper, rock crystals and other quartzes.
In a special exhibition, the club will present minerals that were just recently found during the construction of the windmills on Freisen hill.

During the two days, the club’s own museum, located about 200 meters from the town hall, will be open to the public. Here, findings from the past 30 years can be admired in special showcases. Entrance is free. 

Entrance to the mineral fair costs €2 for adults and is free for children under the age of 14.

Directional signs are posted to help guide motorists to the fair.

For more information about the fair, email