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…]

Carnival 2019: Brunnenkönigin Anna-Lena I. & Brunnenmeister Herbert

Brunnenkönigin Anna-Lena I. & Brunnenmeister Herbert - Taunus-Karnevalszug 2019

Rheingau Wine Festival opened

The wine festival was opened this evening by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I and Rheingau Wine Princess Janine Helbig.

They were accompanied by dignitaries from Oberursel and Rushmoor.

The 18th Rheingau Wine Fest Opening

Opening the wine festival (from left to right):

Gerd Krämer (Town Council Chairman)
Paul Shackley (Rushmoor)
Brunnenmeister Herbert
Brunnenkönigin Anna-Lena I.
Jil Steinhäuser
Andrea Engelmann (Rheingau)
Janine Helbig – Rheingauer Weinprinzessin
Mayor Hans-Georg Brum
Thorsten Schorr (Town Treasurer)
Andrea Einig-Homann
Udo-Keidel-George
Joanne Wagstaffe (Rushmoor)
Frank Rust (Rushmoor)

18th Rheingau Wine Festival

18th Rheingau Wine Festival

Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I.

Anna-Lena Stenz was crowned Anna-Lena I. at a ceremony in the Stadthalle in Oberursel on Saturday, 14th April, 2018, when she took over the crown and sceptre from her predecessor, Ann-Kathrin I., making her Oberursel’s 40th fountain queen.

At her side is her father, Herbert, as the Brunnenmeister.  Both belong to the carnival club Club Geselligkeit Humor Weißkirchen 1952 e.V.

The fact that they come from Weißkirchen is particularly fitting, as this part of the town is celebrating their 1200th anniversary this year.  Their club is also 66 years old, a significant number in the carnival world where everything is counted in elevens.

Anna-Lena is 28 years old and has lived in the town since she was two years old.  She took her A-Levels at Oberursel’s Grammar School and went on to study German and Religion at University in Frankfurt.  She now works at the Hochtaunusschule in Oberursel.

In 2001 she was the town’s children’s princess during the carnival season, and spend her childhood dancing in the various carnival dance troupes.

Anna Lena I. is revealed to the audience
Anna Lena I. is revealed to the audience

Anna-Lena I. with Herbert, Ann-Kathrin I. and other ex-Queens and visiting dignitaries
Anna-Lena I. with Herbert, Ann-Kathrin I. and other ex-Queens and visiting dignitaries

Thomas Poppitz told the story of Fountain Festivals at the beginning of the 1990s
Thomas Poppitz told the story of Fountain Festivals at the beginning of the 1990s

Cheerleaders on the stage in the Stadthalle after the crowning ceremony
Cheerleaders on the stage in the Stadthalle after the crowning ceremony

St.Crutzen Fountain inaugurated

This morning, Saturday, 26th May, 2018, the St.Crutzen-Brunnen in Weißkirchen, located in a courtyard next to the church, was inaugurated by Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I. and her Brunnenmeister Herbert, who were accompanied by a number of their predecessors.

The fountain was originally inaugurated on 30th May 1999, but only now has it been dedicated to one of the Fountain Queens. The large sphere represents the Universe.

Anna-Lena I. inaugurating the St.Crutzen Fountain in Weisskirchen on Saturday, 26th May, 2018

Previous Fountain Queens with their Brunnenmeisters at the St.Crutzen Fountain on Saturday, 26th May, 2018.

The St.Crutzen-Fountain at the Inauguration on Saturday, 26th May, 2018

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

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. [Read more…]

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)

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