Sunday in Oberursel

Sunday, 8th September, 2013 sees a multitude of events taking place in Oberursel, many within walking distance of each other.

Jazz meet Mühle

Jazz meets Mühle” is an event being held for the second time along the Mühlenwanderweg.

At four places along the route there will be jazz bands playing, with refreshments available and a chance to see the historical buildings from a new perspective.

Although the event itself will be taking place between 10am and 5pm, the bands are playing at different times along the route, allowing visitors to experience each one in turn.

The four locations are:

Schuckardtsmühle

Now known as “Haus der Naturfreunde”, or Altkönigstraße nr. 53, the Powerhouse-Swingtett will be playing swing, as the name suggests, from 11am onwards.  A water-wheel still works here, but is not the original wheel and is only for demonstration purposes.

Kürtellsmühle

This building is now better known as the home of the “Adam Koch” plumbing company at Altkönigstraße nr. 43, however Adam Koch himself used to be mill builder.  The music starts at 12 noon with “Corinna Danzer & Friends”.

Herrenmühle

The building, An der Herrenmühle 7-9, is one that many people have walked passed without knowing much about its history, as it is next to the Bleiche car park.  A large water wheel is still visible from the Hollerberg path.  The modern jazz music will be played by the “Georg Boeßner Trio” starting at at 1pm.

Vortaunusmuseum

The museum is located at the top end of the market square and contains examples of millstones and other interesting pieces of technology from the mills’ hayday.  Jonas Lohse & Martin Lejeune will be playing from 2pm onwards.

Jewish Cemetary Open

The jewish cemetary in the Altkönigstraße, which is normally closed to the public and only open by arrangement, will not only be open between 1pm and 3pm, but local historian Angelika Rieber will be on hand to answer questions and offer guided tours.

War memorials tour

Angelika Rieber will also be one of the guides offering a tour of the war memorials in the town starting at 3.30pm at the Christuskirche in the Oberhöchstadter Straße.

Vietnamese Cultural Festival

A festival of Vietnamese culture is taking place on the Epinay-Platz between 1pm and 6pm, with typical food and drink on offer but also with song and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

 

About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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