Purpose and aim of the Oberstein Castle Club (OCC) is the preservation of Oberstein Castle and the functional development of the existing fabric.
The implementation of this aim is ensured by the active club-members on an honorary basis. The versatile activities include - besides archaeological measures - the administration, renting and preservation of the castle in close cooperation with the monument conservation authorities. The Club ist officially accepted as a charitable organisation. Therefore, all donations are tax-deductable in accordance with German laws.
Since 1998, the city of Idar-Oberstein is the formal owner of the castle. The OCC administrates the castle based on a contract between the city and the club. We feel responsible for the conservative re-animation of the castle and for securing and presenting the historical findings from the castle area.