Police appeal for help finding missing person

Detectives in Bad Homburg are asking the public for help to find Inge Betti Barthel who has been missing for a week.

Frau Barthel, who normally lives in Erlangen, was last seen near the Feldberg.  Her VW Bus with the registration number ER-E 4926 was found on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 around 12 noon in the woods at the “Albrechtsweg” by an employee of the regional forestry authority, near  the “Fuchstanz” restaurant.  This part of the woods is within the bounds of Oberursel.

According to witnesses, she was on her way to the “Altkönig”, a popular place for walkers located between Oberursel and the Feldberg.

Frau Barthel is 1.60m tall and has black/grey medium length curly hair, but there are no details of her clothes available.

Anyone with information is requested to call Bad Homburg police on 06172 1200. [Read more…]

Speed checks on the road to the Feldberg

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormOnce again the police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) have carried out speed checks on the road leading to the Feldberg, but this time they did them on several days.

Between 11.30am and 1pm on the 4th, 10th and 16th of August, they not only used speed cameras, but also stopped and checked vehicles to make sure that the correct paperwork was in the car, as well as first aid kits and warning triangles.

The fastest vehicle caught was travelling at 99km/h in a section of the road where only 60km/h is allowed.

The Feldbergbrunnen

Saturday (14th June, 2014) saw the dedication of the new Feldberg Fountain (“Feldbergbrunnen”) take place in the grounds of the Hohe Mark clinic.

The ceremony saw the fountain queen, Carolyn II., pour a small amount of cider over the fountain.

Carolyn II. and Harry at the dedication ceremony for the fountain

Carolyn II. pouring a small amount of cider into the fountain at the ceremony

The fountain is made from a piece of Taunus Quartzite that came from a quarry in Mammolshain, part of Königstein.  Not only was the stone cut in half to make the fountain, but 50cm of it is actually below ground.

 

Speed checks on the road to the Feldberg

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormOnce again the police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) have carried out speed checks on the road leading to the Feldberg, but this time (12th April, 2014) they chose a stretch between the Sandplacken and the Red Cross station.

Between 4.10pm and 6.10pm they measured the speed of 540 vehicles travelling uphill on a section of the road where a speed limit of 60km/h is in place.

33 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 121km/h. The driver faces a €240 fine, 4 points on their license, and a one month driving ban.

By comparison, the fasted car was “only” travelling at 83km/h, the driver of which can expect a €30 fine.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormOnce again the police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße in both directions on Tuesday, 29th March, 2014.

Between 4pm and 6.20pm they measured the speed of 1046 vehicles on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 80km/h is in place.

38 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 144km/h. The driver faces a €240 fine, 4 points on their license, and a one month driving ban.

Accident on the road to the Feldberg

A 41 driver from Frankfurt was heading along the L3024 road from the Sandplacken towards the Feldberg on Saturday, 2nd November, 2013 in the afternoon, when for some unknown reason he came off the road.

When the road went round to the left, he came off the right-hand side, first entering a ditch on the side of the road before hitting a tree.

The driver along with his passenger – a visitor from Korea – were both trapped in the car.  They were freed by the driver of another car and the ambulance crew, after which the driver was taken to the hospital in Bad Homburg

His passenger was taken to the university clinic in Frankfurt.  Police are investigating the accident.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormOnce again the police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg on Tuesday, 24th September, 2013, this time using two cameras to catch motorcycles travelling too fest.

Between 5pm and 7pm they measured the speed of 217 vehicles on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 60km/h is in place.

58 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 124km/h. The driver faces a €240 fine, 4 points on their license, and a one month driving ban.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg on Wednesday evening last week (4th September, 2013).

Between 6.10pm and 8.10pm they measured the speed of 862 vehicles on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 80km/h is in place.

19 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 127km/h. The driver faces a €160 fine, 3 points on their license, and a one month driving ban.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg on Saturday afternoon last week (13th October).

Between 2.30pm and 4.30pm they measured the speed of 170 vehicles on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 60km/h is in place.

12 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 99km/h. The driver faces a €120 fine and 3 points on their license. The fastest car was travelling at 83km/h, resulting in a fine of €30.

Speed checks on the Kanonenstraße

Speed camera - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AngelstormThe police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out speed checks on the Kanonenstraße towards the Feldberg in both directions on Friday evening last week (5th October).

Between 6.15pm and 8.10pm they measured the speed of 564 vehicles travelling towards either Oberursel or the Sandplacken on a stretch of the road where a speed limit of 80km/h is in place.

29 of those measured were travelling too fast, with one motorcycle travelling at 133km/h. The driver faces a €160 fine, 3 points on their license and a 1 month driving ban.  The fastest car was travelling at 111km/h, resulting in a fine of €80 and also 3 points on the driver’s license.

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