The Brunnenfest has started

The 2018 Brunnenfest was officially opened by Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., her Brunnenmeister Herbert and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum this evening:

Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I. with Brunnenmeister Herbert

The new fire brigade mobile command vehicle

During their annual open day on Sunday, 6th May, 2018, Oberursel’s fire brigade in the Marxstraße officially took delivery of their new mobile command vehicle, with the keys being handed over by the town’s treasurer Thorsten Schorr to the town’s fire brigade inspector Holger Himmelhuber.

The new mobile command vehicle (Einsatzleitfahrzeug)

Eschborn Frankfurt Cycle Race 2018 – The Juniors

The “Junioren” race passing the railway crossing at Camp King

The "Junioren" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

The "Junioren" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

The "Junioren" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

The "Junioren" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

Eschborn Frankfurt Cycle Race 2018 – The Elite

The “Elite” race passing the railway crossing at Camp King

The "Elite" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 - The clock

The "Elite" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 - The leading group

The "Elite" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 - Helicopter

The "Elite" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

The "Elite" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

The "Elite" race passing the railway crossing at Camp King - Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

Autos in der Allee

The 21st “Autos in the Allee” takes place this weekend in Oberursel.  The exhibition, which features 215 new cars from 15 local dealers was officially opened this morning (Saturday, 21st April, 2018) in the Adenauer Allee by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, the newly crowned Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., and the chairman of the local business association (Fokus O) Michael Reuter.

Sunday is “verkaufsoffen”, which shops in the town centre allowed to open.  The 2nd Oberursel beer festival is also taking place this weekend on the Rathausplatz.

Opening Autos in der Allee 2018: Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr (left), Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fokus O Chairman Michael Reuter (right)

Opening Autos in der Allee 2018: Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr (left), Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fokus O Chairman Michael Reuter (right)

Town Hall Key returned

As is the tradition on Ash Wednesday, Prince Karsten I. returned the key to the town hall to Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, having won it off him at the Rathaussturm 11 days earlier.

As is the tradition on Ash Wednesday, Prince Karsten I. returned the key to the town hall to Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Carnival procession photos on Facebook

The Smiles

Music & Dance

Prince Karsten I. at the town hall

Having successfully taken over the town hall last Saturday, Prince Karsten I. moved into the Mayor’s office on Thursday where he intends to run things until Ash Wednesday.

Prinz Karsten I. in the Mayor's Office with Hans-Georg Brum

The photo shows him settling into the Mayor’s office with his page, Lord Stewart and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

It’s carnival time!

The Rathaussturm when the carnival prince takes over the town hall took place on Saturday morning.  Prince Karsten I. was accompanied by the KinderPrinzenPaar (Children’s prince and princess) Annika I. and Justus I. from the market place to the town hall, where he took over the key from Mayor Hans-Georg Brum:

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Carollers at the town hall

Carol singers in German do not go from house to house before Christmas eve, they do it afterwards instead – specifically between 27th December and 6th January.

During this time, the so-called “Sternsinger”, organised by the local church and who are sometimes translated as “star boys”, go from house to house to collect for a particular good cause using the year’s motto and dressed as the Three Kings.

The money raised this year will mainly be going towards projects to help children in India.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+18 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

Visitors from Lomonossow at the Christmas Market

Visitors from Lomonossow at the Christmas Market

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