The second Bahnhofsfest – and the less than grand opening

This time last year Oberursel was celebrating the grand re-opening of the station building after the restoration work had been completed.

So when I heard that the Bahnhofsfest (“station festival”) was being held again this year – albeit at short notice – I was looking forward to it.  All of a sudden, everywhere I looked there were flyers and posters advertising it, and details were published in the local newspapers.

Whilst I was certainly looking forward to seeing Roy Hammer & Die Pralinées play in the evening, from a news point of view the highlight could well have been the opening of the new Ärztehaus opposite the station – a building containing a number of doctors’ surgeries, a chemist and a bank.

Except that when I went to the opening at 11am, I, along with other members of the press and the public were politely told that the opening was by invitation only, and myself and two other photographers were definitely not on the list of people being allowed in.

Eventually we found out that a public opening was taking place on the stage at the station at 11.30am. [Read more…]

Music, English and Doctors – the 2nd Station Festival is this weekend

This weekend (18th/19th May, 2013) will see not only the station festival take place in Oberursel for the second time, but also the official opening of the new building on the opposite side of the road which houses a number of doctors’ surgeries.

The festival starts on both days  at 11am and on Saturday night “Roy Hammer and the Pralinées” will be performing at 8pm, open-air and with free entry!

There will be a merry-go-round, bouncy castle, miniature steam train and tours of the new building on offer.

Helen Doron Early English, who are located in the station building, will be singing and dancing on stage in English at 2pm on both days, 4.30pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.  They will also be telling the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Saturday at 2.30pm and The Gruffalo on Sunday at 3.30pm.

Drivers should note that the Nassauer Straße will be closed from Saturday 6am until Sunday 7pm between the Feldbergstraße and the Kleine Adenauerallee.

Bahnhofsfest: Miniature Steam Train and U-Bahn depart together

The U-Bahn to Hohemark sets off just as the driver of the miniature steam train climbs onboard to leave the station.

The U-Bahn to Hohemark sets off just as the driver of the miniature steam train climbs onboard to leave the station during the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012.

Bahnhofsfest: Sing and Dance with Helen Doron Early English

Gabi Krappe singing and dancing with the children from Helen Doron Early English during the Bahnhofsfest

Gabi Krappe singing and dancing with the children from Helen Doron Early English during the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Gabi Krappe singing and dancing with the children from Helen Doron Early English during the Bahnhofsfest

Bahnhofsfest: The Other Move

The Other Move performing on stage during the Bahnhofsfest

The Other Move performing on stage during the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Bahnhofsfest: The Bouncy Castle

The Bouncy Castle

The Bouncy Castle at the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Bahnhofsfest: Football Practise – The “Torschusswand”

Football practise - a Torschusswand at the Bahnhofsfest

Football practise – a Torschusswand at the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Bahnhofsfest: The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo being performed at Helen Doron Early English during the Bahnhofsfest

“The Gruffalo” being performed at Helen Doron Early English during the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Bahnhofsfest: Childen Dancing to “Der Flaschengeist”

Children from Tanzschule Pritzer dancing to Der Flaschengeist

Children from Tanzschule Pritzer dancing to “Der Flaschengeist” at the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Bahnhofsfest: Trying out English at Helen Doron Early English

A sample English lesson with Daljit Nitsche from Helen Doron Early English

A sample English lesson with Daljit Nitsche from Helen Doron Early English during the Bahnhofsfest on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

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