Violence in the Taunus area

Oberursel's town hallSeveral weeks ago a visitor to the town hall (Rathaus) in Oberursel attacked the people working there with a knife.  Only a day later I read that it was believed an attack  might take place at a grammar school in Frankfurt.

It’s not that these things don’t happen in Germany, but these two were too close for comfort – I even had a meeting the very next day at the town hall to attend!

It made me wonder if this sort of violence was on the increase.  Were these one-off attacks or threats?  I often read the local news and even the police press releases and can’t remember anything on quite this scale for a long time.

And yes, it worries me. [Read more…]

How to get to the Hessentag: by bus

Bus - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / robwilson39Since not all areas of Hessen are easily reachable by train, one of the options available is to come to the Hessentag in Oberursel by bus.

Of course, the normal bus routes that go through Oberursel will be re-routed or even split into two, resulting in line numbers with the suffix “A” and “B”.

But especially from the Taunus area there are a number of useful routes to bring visitors to the Hessentag and take them home again.

For example: [Read more…]

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