Prince Marcel I. at the town hall

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

Marcel I. in the Mayor's Office on Monday, 25th Februar, 2019 (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)

The photo shows him settling into the Mayor’s office with his pages Pia (left) and Natalie (right), Lord Stewart and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, accompanied by the town’s treasurer Thorsten Schorr (left) and Alderman Christof Fink (right).

New water fountain in Oberursel’s town centre

A new water fountain supplying free drinking water to shoppers in Oberursel was officially inaugurated in the pedestrian precinct on Saturday, 24th March, 2018.

The fountain, located in the Kumeliusstraße, is connected to the town’s mains water supply and provides 300ml of drinking water when the button is pressed.  The steel column is 115cm high and cost just over €4.000.

Unveiling the fountain were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and the managing directory of the public works “Stadtwerke” Jürgen Funke, along with town treasurer Thorsten Schorr and Alderman Christof Fink.

[Read more…]

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…]

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.

This year the motto is “Segen bringen – Segen sein!  Respekt für dich, für mich, für andere – in Bolivien und weltweit!” (bring a blessing – be a blessing!  Respect for you, for me, for others – in Bolivia and worldwide) and the money raised will go to help children worldwide, in particular in the Bolivia.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+16 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

The playground in Camp King is paradise for children

12 years ago a new playground was built on the border between the residential areas “Im Rosengärtchen” and “Camp King”.  Back then it was a project involving local parents, and today the playground connects the two areas.  On four mornings a week, it is even used by the charity Aktion Kinderparadies e.V. to provide daycare for groups of young children.

Now the playground has been given a makeover by the town’s own BSO workforce, [Read more…]

Prince Jürgen I. at the town hall

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

Prince Jürgen I. with his page Sonja Coy, and Lord Stewart Patrick Volz along with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Alderman Christof Fink and Treasurer Thorsten Schorr. (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)

The photo shows him settling into the Mayor’s office with his page Sonja Coy and Lord Stewart Patrick Volz, with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Alderman Christof Fink and Treasurer Thorsten Schorr in the background.

Three Trees for German Unity

To celebrate 25 years of German Re-unification in 1990 a project has started to plant three trees in as many town as possible.

In Oberursel the trees were planted at the end of October 2014 in the Rushmoor Park.  Placed in an equilateral triangle 10 metres apart from each other, there is a beech tree at the western point of the triangle to symbolise the “old” Federal Republic, a pine tree at the eastern point symbolising the GDR, and an oak tree at the northern tip to symbolise the unified country.

If viewed from the air, the tops of the trees form a roof that is a symbol of protection for the country’s citizens. [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…]

Stadtradeln – cycling for the climate

As in previous years, Oberursel is taking part in the annual “Stadtradeln” campaign to get as many members of the public to leave their cars behind and use a bicycle instead.

Between 2nd and 22nd June, 2014, teams in the town will be trying to ride as many kilometres as possible, at the same time trying to beat the 2013 total of 44.641km.

Peter Matthäy (right) handing over his car keys at the start of Stadtradeln 2014 to Alderman Christof Fink

Peter Matthäy (right) handing over his car keys at the start of Stadtradeln 2014 to Alderman Christof Fink

One local politician and Green Party member, Peter Matthäy, has gone a step further and handed over the keys to his car for the next three weeks, ensuring that it is his bicycle that takes him everywhere during that time.

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.

This year the motto is “Segen bringen – Segen sein!” (bring a blessing – be a blessing!) and the money raised will go to help children worldwide, in particular in Malawi.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+14 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

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