Oberursel Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt)

The 2015 Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Oberursel starts on Thursday, 26th November and continues until Sunday, 29th November.

The market is open Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm, and takes place in front of the town hall (Rathausplatz), along the “Vorstadt” and “Strackgasse”, and on the market square (“Marktplatz”) with over 100 stands in total.

Sweets beings sold at Oberursel Christmas Market 2011The Marktplatz is the location for the “middle-ages” market, whereas a miniature steam train will be offering rides on the Rathausplatz.

Arts and Crafts

Inside the town hall an arts and crafts fair will be taking place with around 40 stands, including those from the twin towns of Epinay-sur-Seine, Rushmoor and Lomonossow.  The fair closes an hour before the Christmas market, except on Thursday.

The town hall closes an hour before the rest of the market on Saturday and Sunday.

Concerts

The “Hospitalkirche” Church in the Strackgasse will be hosting a series of concerts over the weekend with free entry.

Thursday 6pm: Vagabondoij

Friday 6pm: Chamber Orchestra “Weihnachtssterne”

Friday 7pm: E.N.S.E.M.B.L.E. VoiceTen

Saturday 6pm: Crotchets – the Klezmerensemble of Oberursel’s music school

Sunday 6pm: The Youth Orchestras of the Turnverein Stierstadt and the Grundschule Stierstadt

Miniature Steam Train at Oberursel Christmas Market (2011)

Advent market in the museum

The Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz will be holding an advent market on Saturday 12pm-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm, with stalls offering handicraft, home-made cakes and hot drinks.

Seniorentreff

The Seniorentreff return the “Altes Hospital” this year, with their stand selling knitted socks, scarves, hats and other hand-made items, along with hot food and drink.

Concert in St.Ursula

The adult choir “CHORiosum” will be holding a concert on Saturday at 7.30pm in the St.Ursula Church.  Entry is free.

Road closures

The following roads will be closed during the Christmas Market opening times:

  • Obere Vorstadt
  • Obere Strackgasse
  • Untere Marktplatzstraße

The  Untere Hainstraße will be open to two-way traffic.

The Ackergasse will be closed where it meets the Schlenkergasse, allowing traffic to flow via the Schlenkergasse and Weidengasse.

The car park next to the town hall will be closed, but the underground car parks in the town will all be staying open until 1am.

The normal market on Saturday will be moved to the Epinayplatz.

Public transport

The bus routes 41 and 42 are currently operating a reduced timetable due to the number of drivers off sick.

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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