Friederike’s balloon flew the furthest

At the Drachenfest (dragon/kite festival) on Sunday, 2nd October, 2016, the youth section of the local Red Cross awarded the prizes to the children whose balloons had flown the furthest the previous year.

Youth Red Cross presentation at the Drachenfest - Sunday, 2nd October, 2016

Larissa Hainz-Taute (back row, right) from the Jugendrotkreuz (JRK) presented vouchers from the Rompel shop in Oberursel to 5-year-old Friederike (left) and 2-year-old Finn (right).  Finn’s balloon was found in the orchard in Rodheim awarding him third place.  Second place went to the 10-year-old Laura, whose balloon flew to Heusenstamm.  But Friederike was the clear winner after her balloon travelled 132km and landed in Elztal-Muckental in Neckar-Odenwaldkreis.

This photo appeared in the Oberurseler Woche on Thursday, 6th October, 2016.


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 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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