Martinsmarket

This weekend sees the Martinsmarket take place in Oberursel on the Rathausplatz, Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße.

Whilst the Rathausplatz is turned into a middle-age market, the Epinayplatz will by the place to go for local produce ranging from cheese to fish.

On Sunday the normal shops will also be open from 12 noon until 6pm.

Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 13th and 15th of September, 2013.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung” and at the “Apfelweingarten” in the Vorstadt, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the Rathausplatz.

Also on the Marktplatz there will be a market of specialities from Thuringia, and music and entertainment can be expected at both the Marktplatz and the Rathausplatz.

Sunday, 15th September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon.

During the entire weekend a miniature railway for children will be running in the Ackergasse and Untere Hainstraße. [Read more…]

Oberursel’s Carnival Procession – Sunday, 10th February, 2013

The town executive in the carnival procession 2012Sunday afternoon sees the annual carnival procession take place in Oberursel, with this year seeing a new route for the procession to avoid the narrow streets and tight corners around the pedestrian precinct.

The procession will form in the Altkönigstraße and then leave from “Am Rahmtor” at 2.11pm before crossing the Marktplatz and entering the Eppsteiner Str.

On reaching the “Homm-Kreisel” it will turn into the Holzweg and cross the Epinayplatz before entering the Henchenstraße, at the end of which it will turn into the Liebfrauenstraße.

From here it will follow the old route along the Adenauerallee, turning into the Aumühlenstraße, then into the Austraße before finishing in front of the police station in the Oberhöchstadter Straße around 2½ hours later.

A commentary of the procession will be provided at the Marktplatz, Epinayplatz and in the Austraße, with food stands on the Epinayplatz for the first time.

Road closures and diversions

No waiting signs for the processionTo allow the roads to be closed to traffic, the town centre will be closed off from 1pm.

The Hohemarkstraße will be closed at “Im Diezen”.  Traffic travelling south will be diverted via Im Diezen, Erich-Ollenhauer-Straße, Frieligrathstraße, Herzbergstraße, Kumeliusstraße or Liebfrauenstraße, and back onto the Feldbergsraße.

The Feldbergstraße will be closed at the junction with the Liebfrauenstraße or Kumeliusstraße.  Traffic travelling north will be diverted via the Kumeliusstraße and Berliner Straße back onto the Hohemarkstraße.

The Freiligrathstraße will be closed between the Homm-Kreisel and Berliner Straße.

The bus routes 41 and 42 will still be operating but will travel around the Homm-Kreisel in the opposite direction to the normal flow of traffic.

It is expected that the roads will re-open at around 6pm.

Saturday market moved to the Epinayplatz again

Due to the amount of ice and snow on the ground the weekly market on this coming Saturday, 9th February, 2013, will once again be moved to the Epinayplatz.

Saturday market moved to the Epinayplatz

Due to the amount of ice and snow on the ground the weekly market on this coming Saturday, 26th January, 2013, will once again be moved to the Epinayplatz.

Saturday market moved to the Epinayplatz

Due to the amount of ice and snow on the ground the weekly market on this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2013, will be moved to the Epinayplatz.

Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 14th and 16th of September, 2012.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung” and at the “Apfelweingarten” in the Vorstadt, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the Rathausplatz.

Also on the Marktplatz there will be a market of specialities from Thuringia, and music and entertainment can be expected at both the Marktplatz and the Rathausplatz.

Sunday, 16th September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon.

During the entire weekend a miniature railway for children will be running in the Ackergasse and Untere Hainstraße.  On Saturday morning the monthly flea market will also be held as usual in the Adenauerallee and Nassauer Straße. [Read more…]

Regionalpark Open

The “Regionalpark Open” was held in Oberursel on Sunday, 2nd September 2012.

Visitors had the chance to try out Pedelecs and Segways, and competitions were held to carry removal boxes on bicycles and for schools to build vehicles that were powered by water.

Market moved to Epinayplatz on Saturday

Epinayplatz in OberurselDue to the wine festival taking place on the Marktplatz, the market on Saturday, 4th August, 2012 will be held on the Epinayplatz instead.

 

Epinayplatz opened to cyclists

The Epinayplatz in the centre of Oberursel has been opened up to cyclists.

Additional signs have been added to allow cyclists to use the bus lane which crosses the square on one side.

Epinayplatz in Oberursel

However cyclists are reminded that the square is technically a pedestrian zone and that they must reduce their speed accordingly when travelling across it.  Failure to do so or to take proper consideration for the pedestrians using the square can result in a fine.

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