Activities in Idar-Oberstein

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Chaple in the Rocks, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Chaple in the Rocks, Idar-Oberstein, Germany

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Once upon a time gemstone cutters brought back from Brazil something very special — the original Idar-Oberstein (Idar-Oberstein vacation rentals | Idar-Oberstein travel guide) Spießbraten. And just as varied as the world of gemstones are the variations in preparing this delicious and special Idar-Oberstein dish. Basically the rules and ingredients for preparing this grill are clearly defined: the raw meat is marinated in a mixture of onions, pepper and salt, sometimes with a whiff of garlic, for several hours before its preparation. No matter whether the meat is neck of pork, pork loin, roast beef, T-bone (locally termed Hohe Rippe) or even lamb — there is one characteristic which all these share: the raw weight should be no less than 350 g per portion. The meat is then prepared on an open beech log fire. The tannic acid of the beech logs in combination with the marinade lends the Spießbraten-grill its uniquely delicious flavor. So the smell of fire and sizzling meat are as characteristic of Idar-Oberstein as its gemstones. The preparation of the grill over an open fire is an experience by itself until anticipation is finally fulfilled. You will get a unique gourmet experience which is typical for the region. Some of the restaurants at Idar-Oberstein have even exclusively concentrated on preparing this dish.

1967 launched a spit roast feast and it is the biggest festival on the upper Nahe (Nahe vacation rentals | Nahe travel guide). Namesake of the festival is the specialty of Idar-Oberstein, the spit roast. Obviously, the national dish of the gemstone and jewelry city also stands at the dining available.

Spit roast feast Idar-Oberstein, stop and go - that is the motto of the folk. 70 market traders and showmen offer children and adults fun and pleasure, surprises, suspense and action and many culinary delights.

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Admission to the events in the marquee and beer garden - except for Viva Mallorca and Brazilian Night - as well as the parking is free on all days. The town of Idar-Oberstein is grateful for the generous support from the companies swelled Sprudel, NGS Near Beverage Service, Nahe-Zeitung, Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld, Kirner and brewer Bitburger Brauerei.

Opening Hours

Program for the spit roast feast:

Friday, 06/26/2009

  • 5:00pm: Opening and keg tapping by Mayor Bruno Room
  • 8:00pm: Classic Rock Night with DJ Ecki Presented by Radio Idar-Oberstein

Saturday, 06/27/2009

  • 8:00pm: Viva Mallorca The All-Stars Mallorca with Buddy, Libero 5, Pat, and Tommy Cuts

Sunday, 06/28/2009

  • 10:00am: Worship with the Gospel and Popchor Idar-Oberstein
  • 11:30am: Concert of the music from 1861 Idar-Oberstein
  • 3:00pm: Showtanz afternoon with regional children's and youth dance groups
  • 4:30pm - 7:00pm: Before the festival marquee Fries host the largest spit roasting in the world.
  • 7:00pm: Showtanz gala dance

Monday, 06/29/2009

  • 10:00am - 1:30pm: Frühschoppen citizens of "early shift" offer free beer, pretzels, and music
  • 8:00pm: "Brazilian night" with Capoeira do Brasil, Brazil, and the Fiesta Limbo Fantasy Girls

Tuesday, 06/30/2009

  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm: Family afternoon with a reduced price (no program)
  • 2:30pm - 5:00pm: Seniors afternoon with entertainment, raffle, honoring the eldest citizens.
  • 7:00pm: Concert of band "Fifty-Five"
  • 10:30pm: Large Brilliant Fireworks

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