The Inauguration of the Akazienbrunnen

The Akazienbrunnen – the fountain adopted by Pia I. to be her fountain – was officially inaugurated on Saturday, 15th June, 2019.

The fountain is located in a private garden in the Akazienstraße in Stierstadt, and is actually 25 years old. As a child Pia played in the garden around the fountain.

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The fountain festival is officially open

The fountain festival (Brunnenfest) was officially opened this evening (Friday, 14th June, 2019) by the Fountain Queen: Pia I.

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Pia I. is the new Fountain Queen

The new Fountain Queen was crowned in the Stadthalle in Oberursel on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.

The evening started with a look back at the year 2009, in which Isabelle I. was the Fountain Queen, and together with her Brunnenmeister Uwe she talked about her experiences 10 year ago. [Read more…]

Oberursel Twinning Association in Verdun

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, representatives of the twin towns of Epinay-sur-Seine: Oberursel and South Tynside, recently visited the French town of Verdun together.  Among those from Oberursel taking part were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer.

Verdun was selected for its particular place in Franco-German history.  In the First World War, the Battle of Verdun saw over 300,000 killed and around 400,000 wounded in one of the costly battles of the war on the western front.  [Read more…]

How Oberursel’s Synagogue survived the Reichspogromnacht

Today Germany is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Reichspogromnacht, also known as Kristallnacht or in English as the “Night of Broken Glass” when, on 9th November, 1938, Jewish homes, shops, businesses and synagogues where attacked.

Oberursel was no exception on that night, and it is reported that headstones were damaged in the Jewish cemetery in Altkönigstraße, families attacked and at least two men being arrested and deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp.

But whilst in other towns Synagogues were set on fire and destroyed, Oberursel’s survived. [Read more…]

FC Porto win Allianz U15 Cup

The “Allianz U15 Cup against racism” took place in Oberursel at the weekend with 18 teams competing against each other in a series of matches.

Saturday morning started off with the news that flight scheduled to bring Tottenham Hotspur’s team to Frankfurt had been cancelled and so local team FV Stierstadt stepped in at the last minute to allow the matches to take place.  Although they finished on 18th place, this led to them being awarded the Fair Play award on Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]

U-Bahn replaced with buses next week

Due to work taking place on the line, the U-Bahn U3 will be replaced with buses for the next two weeks.

From Monday, 13th August until Sunday, 26th August (2018) the rails at “Oberursel Bahnhof” are being replaced, so the trains will not be running between “Hohemark” and “Weißkirchen Ost”.  A replacement bus service will be in operation, with buses running every 15 minutes in the daytime and every 30 minutes at evenings and weekends.  From Thursday, 23rd August until Sunday, 26th August there are also no trains between “Weißkirchen Ost” and “Niederursel”, so the bus service will be extended to meet trains on the U8 route. [Read more…]

Allianz U15 Cup against racism

This coming weekend (11th/12th August, 2018) a host of football teams from around Europe will be coming to Oberursel to take part in the “Allianz U15 Cup against racism”.

On football pitches usually used by local teams from Eintracht Oberursel and Frankfurt International School, matches will take place between the following teams, including some of the best under-15 talent on the continent:

Chelsea FC, FC Porto, Tottenham Hotspurs, Glasgow Rangers, RSC Anderlecht, Slavia Prag and Red Star Belgrade

Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, VfL Wolfsburg, VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz, RB Leipzig and Hertha BSC

Both home teams will also be playing. [Read more…]

Water shortage – Drinking water use restricted

The amount of drinking water being using in Oberursel at the moment has not changed since the water works put out their request to use it sparingly.  Today, they declared that the town is heading for a “Trinkwassernotstand” – an emergency situation.

If the water usage continues, they will be unable to provide sufficient water for the system using their own supplies and those which are available from other areas.

As such, residents are to refrain from using drinking water for anything other than human use. [Read more…]

Important information during the hot weather in Oberursel

Several pieces of information information have been issued by the town hall in recent days concerning the hot weather, with temperatures hitting the 30°c mark most days at the moment. [Read more…]

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