Annabel ‘s year as the Fountain Queen

As Annabel I.’s reign as the fountain queen of Oberursel comes to an end tonight when her successor is crowned, she took time this week to reflect on her year in office.

She said it had been a year of highlights, and listed one after another.  She has spent a lot of her year visiting the clubs and charities in the town – at total of 96!  She also had a lot of luck with the weather for most of those visits, with probably the worst downpour taking place during her own fountain festival (“Brunnenfest”).

She has also represented the town away from home, such as at a recording of the “Hessenquiz” show, in Hessen’s parliament chamber and even on an adventurous weekend in France.

Mayor Hans-Georg Brum commended Annabel on her year, commenting that she was an intelligent fountain queen, one who was able to answer questions spontaneously, able to communicate well and confident, whilst still having a friendly face.

After a year of being ushered from place to place, Annabel is now looking forward to “just visiting” the festivals in the town, without having to leave to be somewhere else.  She will also be concentrating on finishing her studies, which have taken a back seat for the past year.

But she won’t be forgotten any time soon – her parents have hung a large photo of her on the gate to their courtyard in the centre of the town to make sure of that.

Annabel I. (centre, with Brunnenmeister Kurt), from left to right: Council chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile, Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Alderman Christof Fink and Joint Charities Chairman Rolf Steinhagen

Annabel I. (centre, with Brunnenmeister Kurt), from left to right: Council chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile, Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Alderman Christof Fink and Joint Charities Chairman Rolf Steinhagen

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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