Oberursel’s Carnival Procession – Sunday, 15th February, 2015

The town executive in the carnival procession 2012Sunday afternoon sees the annual carnival procession take place in Oberursel, with this year seeing a return to the normal finishing point in the Oberhöchstadter Straße.

The procession will form in the Altkönigstraße and then leave from “Am Rahmtor” at 2.11pm before crossing the Marktplatz and entering the Eppsteiner Str.

On reaching the “Homm-Kreisel” it will turn into the Holzweg and cross the Epinayplatz before entering the Henchenstraße, at the end of which it will turn into the Liebfrauenstraße.

From here it turn left into the Adenauerallee, right into the Aumühlenstraße and right again into the Austraße, before finishing in the Oberhöchstadter Straße around 2½ hours later.

A commentary of the procession will be provided at the Marktplatz, Epinayplatz, Holzweg, Oberhöchstadter Straße, Adenauerallee and in the Aumühlenstraße.

For those not wanting to stand, limited seating at the Marktplatz will be available from 1.30pm onwards at €5 per seat.

There are over 160 groups, floats and vehicles registered to take part and after the procession a number of prizes will be awarded to them in the Stadthalle, where the party will start at 4.30pm.

Notable entries include the “Frohsinn” club who are celebrating their 125th anniversary this year.  They have the 11 float numbers 125a to 125k.  And the fire brigade in the town centre are celebrating their 150th anniversary.  They have been awarded float number 112 – the emergency phone number!

Road closures and diversions

No waiting signs for the processionTo allow the roads to be closed to traffic, the town centre will be closed off from 1pm.

The Hohemarkstraße will be closed at “Im Diezen”.  Traffic travelling south will be diverted via Im Diezen, Erich-Ollenhauer-Straße, Freiligrathstraße, Herzbergstraße, Kumeliusstraße or Liebfrauenstraße, and back onto the Feldbergsraße.

The Feldbergstraße will be closed at the junction with the Liebfrauenstraße or Kumeliusstraße.  Traffic travelling north will be diverted via the Kumeliusstraße and Berliner Straße back onto the Hohemarkstraße.

The Freiligrathstraße will be closed between the Homm-Kreisel and Berliner Straße.

The bus routes 41 and 42 will still be operating but will travel around the Homm-Kreisel in the opposite direction to the normal flow of traffic.

It is expected that the roads will re-open at around 8pm.

To allow the procession to form in the Altkönigstraße, it will not be possible to enter or leave the Taunabad car park between 11am and 2pm.  Residents in the Clara-Schumann-Straße will be able to use the Steinmühlenweg to access their properties.

Car parks

The car park “Altstadt” will be closed all day, and those with long-term parking will not be able to enter or leave the car park between 10am and 8pm.

The car parks “Stadthalle” and “City” will be open from 6.30am until 1am and will be offering a special rate of €2.50 for the day.

Doughnuts at the Seniorentreff

For those who prefer an afternoon indoors the Seniorentreff will be holding a coffee afternoon with doughnuts at 2.11pm in the Hospitalstraße 9, finishing at 6pm.

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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