This weekend is Brunnenfest

This weekend sees one of the largest festivals in Oberursel take place – the fountain festival or Brunnenfest.

The event kicks off on Friday evening at 5.30pm with an open-air church service at the Marktplatz followed by the official opening with Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I.

Other highlights include the inauguration of the “St.Crutzen” Fountain on Saturday morning in Weißkirchen in the grounds of St.Crutzen Church at 11am and the 5, 10 and 21.1km festival runs on Sunday morning at 10am.

For children up to the age of 10 the Kindermeile will be in the Obere Hainstraße on Saturday between 3pm and 6pm and the annual duck race on the Urselbach will be held on Sunday at 3pm with tickets being sold on Saturday in the Weidengasse.

Saturday evening there will also be a talent show for the town’s youth to show what they can do from 5pm until 7pm.  The show is aptly named “Kickfactor: … and what can you do?”

The fun fair is in its usual place on the Bleiche car park as is the craft market in front of the town hall, with the closing fireworks taking place at 10.30pm on Monday evening.

Road closures

The following roads will be closed from Thursday, 24th May 8am until Tuesday, 29th May:

  • Am Rahmtor, Eppsteiner Straße, Weidengasse, Marktplatz, Ackergasse, Schlenkergasse, Portstraße, Heinestraße

The following roads will be closed from Friday, 9th June 6pm until Tuesday, 13th June:

  • Marienstraße, Silcherstraße, Schulstraße, Hollerberg, Im Portugall, Marxstraße, Korfstraße, Obere Hainstraße, Homm-Kreisel (exit to Eppsteiner Straße)

These roads will be closed on Friday from 6pm until 1am on Saturday, 12.30pm on Saturday until 1am on Sunday, 9am on Sunday until 1am on Monday, and 7pm on Monday until 1am on Tuesday.  At other times residents and delivery vehicles will be able to access the roads, although the southern and western parts of the town can only be accessed via the Füllerstraße and Altkönigstraße, whilst the eastern parts can only be accessed via the Homm-Kreisel and Eppsteiner Straße.

There are no access permits for residents during the closure times, although they can apply for parking spaces in the car parks “Altstadt” and “Stadthalle” in advance at the town hall.

Additionally, the following restrictions will apply in the town centre:

  • The Hospitalstraße will be one-way from the Schulstraße travelling towards the Korfstraße from Thursday until Tuesday.
  • Vehicles leaving the Untere Hainstraße will only be able to turn right towards the Homm-Kreisel
  • From Friday until Tuesday vehicles in the Marxstraße will only be able to turn left into Im Portugall
  • Vehicles in the Portstraße will only be able to turn right into the Silcherstraße
  • At the end of the Obere Hainstraße vehicles will only be able to turn left into the Eppsteiner Straße
  • It will not be possible to turn off the Altkönigstraße into the Marienstraße

The following parts of the town will have “no-parking” restrictions in operation:

  • An der Herrenmühle, Bleiche, Hegarstraße, Untere Markplatzstraße, Marktplatz, Weidengasse, Wiederholtstraße, Schlenkergasse, St.-Ursula-Gasse, Eppsteiner Straße, Obere Hainstraße, Obergasse, An der Burg
  • From Friday: Silcherstraße, Zelterstraße, Im Portugall, Portstraße, Heinestraße, Marxstraße, Steinmühlenweg, Marienstraße

Some roads will also be closed temporarily on Sunday morning for the run:

  • Füllerstraße, Am Rahmtor, Altkönigstraße from the Brüder-Winter-Straße and Königsteiner Straße.

The car parks Altstadt, Stadthalle and City will stay open 24 hours from between Wednesday 23rd May and Tuesday 29th May.

Public transport

Bus routes 41, 43, 44, 45 and the school bus 49 will be diverted from Thursday morning until Wednesday morning the following week.

The evening services 44, 45 and 46 will be running a half-hourly service, with the last buses leaving around 1am.

Saturday market

The market on Saturday morning will be moved to the Epinay-Platz.

Photos of the festival will be on AllThingsGerman.net and our Facebook page.

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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