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 Peru.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+19 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.

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…]

Rheingau Wine Festival

The wine festival was opened this evening by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fountain Queen Ann-Kathrin I.

They were accompanied by wine dignitaries from the Rheingau area and from Oberursel’s twin towns Rushmoor and Lomonossow.

Opening the wine festival

Opening the wine festival on Friday, 4th August, 2017.  From left to right are:

Andrew Lloyd, Paul Shackley (Borough Council Chief Executive) and Sophia Choudhary (Mayor) from Rushmoor

Alexander Korneev (Council Chairman) from Lomonossow

Thorsten Schorr (Town Treasurer) and Gerd Krämer (Council Chairman) from Oberursel

Sophie Egert, Oestrich Wine Queen

Oberursel Mayor Hans-Georg Brum

Valerie Gorgus, Hattenheim Wine Princess

Brunnenmeister Rainer

Fountain Queen Ann-Kathrin I.

Sophie Egert - Rainer Böhrig - Ann-Kathrin I. - Valerie Gorgus

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 Kenya.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+17 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

Opening Oberursel’s Christmas Market

Oberursel’s Christmas Market was opened on Thursday, 24th November, 2016 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, accompanied by Stephan Remes (left), Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer (right).

Oberursel's Christmas Market was opened on Thursday, 24th November, 2016 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, accompanied by Stephan Remes (left), Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer (right).

 

The wine festival is officially open

The wine festival was official opened on Friday, 5th August, 2016 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Opening the wine festival: Christian Peter, Nadine I., Hans-Georg Brum, Louisa Follrich, Sophie Egert, Tabea Klepper, Peter Seyffardt and Gerd Krämer.

With him in the photo are (from left to right): Brunnenmeister Christian Peter, Fountain Queen Nadine I., Rheingau Wine Queen Louisa Follrich, Oestrich Wine Queen Sophie Egert, Hallgarten Wine Queen Tabea Klepper, the president of the Rheingau wine growers’ association Peter Seyffardt and Town Council Chairman Gerd Krämer.

 

Camp King archive to be officially opened on Saturday

You may know the building as “Haus am Wald” or as “Außerhalb 7”, maybe as “Haus Florida” or “Haus 997”.  However if you only moved to Oberursel in the last 15 years it is quite possible that you only know it as the “Kinderhaus”.

That building in Camp King, which was originally built in 1921 and has since been known by all of those names, it set to become the permanent home of the Camp King archive, where all of the information collected about the area can be made available in future to historians and school classes.

The official opening will take place on Saturday, 16th March, 2013 at 11pm, and after a speech by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum his predecessor Gerd Krämer will give a talk entitled “Erinnerung braucht Ort” (remembrance needs places). [Read more…]

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