Blogging at the Hessentag

Hat with press card - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / stocksnapperIf you have been reading this blog for the past few weeks, then you will know that a large festival called the Hessentag starts tomorrow in my home town of Oberursel.

This means that for the next 10 days, the streets will be closed to traffic in the town centre and we expect traffic to be queued up on the main roads that lead in and out of the town.

So although I have a permit that allows me to move around parts of the town with my car, I still have to take a large detour to get to others and do not yet know how well I will be able to get anywhere else, meaning that I have restricted my IT consulting appointments to those I can do by foot or by train, or remotely. [Read more…]

The Hessentag will soon be upon us

The rear of Oberursel's main stationThe Hessentag in Oberursel is exactly 3 weeks away, and after suffering roadworks in the town for the past couple of years we are now entering the final phrase.

Further roads are now being closed off to enable the stages for the concerts to be erected, and the area around the main station looks more like a building site than ever, despite the U-Bahn part re-opening at the beginning of the week.

The new underground passage is not finished and the station building is still surrounded by scaffolding, with access to the platforms via a back entrance.

The road that goes past the station – recently re-opened – is about to be closed again in one direction until 24th June (Nassauer Straße, between the Feldbergstraße and Berliner Straße). [Read more…]

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