Tontauben hold singing flashmob

The Tontauben Flashmob during the Fountain Festival on Saturday, 30th May, 2015

To highlight their search for new male singers the choir “Tontauben”, who are part of the Germania group of choirs in Weißkirchen, held a singing flashmob at the fountain festival.  One of the places that they sang at was on the children’s mile on Saturday afternoon.

This photo appeared in the Oberurseler Woche on Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015.

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 5.45pm with  an open-air church service at the Marktplatz followed by the official opening with Fountain Queen Christina II.

Other highlights include the re-inauguration of the Wete Fountain on Saturday morning in Stierstadt at 11am and the 5, 10 and 21.1km festival runs at 10am 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 Obere Hainstraße.

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…]

The fountain festival is officially open

It may have been Friday 13th, but the fountain festival got off to a good start on Friday evening with fine weather and a slight breeze over the market square.

After the traditional church service, there were speeches by the chairman of the joint charities committee Rolf Steinhagen, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, and fountain queen Carolyn II. before the barrel of beer was officially tapped. [Read more…]

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 6pm with  an open-air church service at the Marktplatz followed by the official opening with Fountain Queen Carolyn II.

Other highlights include the inauguration of the Feldberg Fountain on Saturday morning in the grounds of the Hohmark Clinic at 11am and the 10km festival run at 10am 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 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 a flea market taking place in the grounds of the Seniorentreff on Saturday (9am to 10pm) and Sunday (12pm to 10pm).

And this year also sees the return of the closing fireworks at 10.30pm on Monday evening. [Read more…]

From the town council: The Fountain Festival, the Carnival, and the Swimming Pool

When the town council met on Thursday, 12th September, 2013, there were no really “big” topics.  There was almost no mention of the swimming pool and almost no mention of the state of the town’s finances.  In fact, there was quite a bit of agreement about things not to talk about, but to send off to other sub-committees.

Nethertheless, there were still plenty of things to talk about.

One of the more curious set of questions during the evening came from the CDU group, who wanted to know how much the town spend on the annual Brunnenfest (Fountain festival), in particular in 2013.  They also wanted to know why the fireworks did not take place this year.  A rather strange request, considering that one of the people on the committee that organizes the festival is also a CDU councillor. [Read more…]

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 5.45pm with  an open-air church service at the Marktplatz followed by the official opening with Fountain Queen Annabel I.

Other highlights include the inauguration of the Stork Fountain on Saturday morning at the Maasgrundweiher at 11am and the 10km festival run at 10am 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 in the Weidengasse.

The fun fair is in its usual place on the Bleiche car park as is the craft market in front of the town hall. [Read more…]

Brunnenfest: The Star Flyer at the Bleiche

The Star Flyer circles above the Bleiche

The Star Flyer circles above the Bleiche on Saturday evening

Brunnenfest: English Bitter and Stout at the Rushmoor stand

June Smith pulling a pint at the Rushmoor stand in the Weidengasse

June Smith from the Rushmoor Twinning Association pulling a pint at their stand in the Weidengasse

Brunnenfest: English Music in the Weidengasse

English musician Robert Brusell performing with Frederik Aarnoutse in the Weidengasse.

English musician Robert Brusell performing with Frederik Aarnoutse in the Weidengasse.

Brunnenfest: A view of the Bleiche from St.Ursula’s Tower

A view of the Bleiche from the tower of St.Ursula's Church.

A view of the Bleiche during the Brunnenfest from the tower of St.Ursula’s Church.

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