Oberursel’s Station Grand Re-opening: The Bahnhofsfest

This Whitsun weekend will be one that many people in Oberursel remember for a long time to come, because it was this weekend that the station building re-opening with what may be the first “Bahnhofsfest” that it has even seen.

“May be” because no-one knows whether they held one when the building was originally opened in 1901.

The day started at 11am when a large crowd gathered in front a stage that had been set up partially on the U-Bahn platform.  Dr. Justus Förschner of SEWO, the organisation responsible for the renovation work, opened the proceedings with the Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Dr. Justus Förschner presenting to key to the new tenants of the station building

Dr. Justus Förschner presenting to key to the new tenants of the station building

After a brief look back at the history of the building, how the dual railway connected had benefited the development of the town, and not forgetting the fact that it had taken over 20 years to find a solution to the “station” problem (the building had been run down, with ticket sales only at peak hours), the key was officially handed over to the new tenants.

[Read more…]

The new face of Oberursel’s administration

The local elections last year in Oberursel saw a change in the ruling coalition.  The parties CDU and FDP had held a majority for many years and suddenly found themselves replaced by a mixture of the Green, SPD and OBG parties.

At the end of the day, no party holds more than a third of the seats, so the only chance for the town’s parliament to move anything forward is to work together.

It is something that is reflected in the new structure of the town’s administration in the Rathaus. [Read more…]

New playground at the Maasgrundweiher

One of the projects at the Hessentag in Oberursel that will remain standing after the event is the new playground at the Maasgrundweiher – a lake located on the outskirts of the town.

One of the traditions of the Hessentag is for the state of Hesse to finance a project that will benefit a community in the long term.

The new playground being opened at the Maasgrundweiher in Oberursel

The new playground being opened at the Maasgrundweiher in Oberursel - Volker Bouffier, Dr. Walter Botermann (Alte Leipziger), Peter Schmidt (Lions Club), Hans-Georg Brum, Christian Peter, Charmaine Weisenbach

The playground was officially opened this afternoon by the Ministerpräsident of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, together with the mayor of Oberursel Hans-Georg Brum and the Hessentagspaar who travelled there on their Segways. [Read more…]

By continuing to use this website site, you agree to the use of cookies. [more information]

This website uses cookies to give you the best browsing experience possible. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on your computer. Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “Session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit. The cookies do not damage your computer system or contain viruses. Please read our privacy information page for more details.

Close