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).

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…]

Oberursel Christmas Market 2018 – The Opening

The Christmas Market in Oberursel was opened on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, along with Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I. and her Brunnenmeister Herbert.

The Christmas Market in Oberursel was opened on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, along with Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I. and her Brunnenmeister Herbert.

Rheingau Wine Festival opened

The wine festival was opened this evening by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I and Rheingau Wine Princess Janine Helbig.

They were accompanied by dignitaries from Oberursel and Rushmoor.

The 18th Rheingau Wine Fest Opening

Opening the wine festival (from left to right):

Gerd Krämer (Town Council Chairman)
Paul Shackley (Rushmoor)
Brunnenmeister Herbert
Brunnenkönigin Anna-Lena I.
Jil Steinhäuser
Andrea Engelmann (Rheingau)
Janine Helbig – Rheingauer Weinprinzessin
Mayor Hans-Georg Brum
Thorsten Schorr (Town Treasurer)
Andrea Einig-Homann
Udo-Keidel-George
Joanne Wagstaffe (Rushmoor)
Frank Rust (Rushmoor)

18th Rheingau Wine Festival

18th Rheingau Wine Festival

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…]

Autos in der Allee

The 21st “Autos in the Allee” takes place this weekend in Oberursel.  The exhibition, which features 215 new cars from 15 local dealers was officially opened this morning (Saturday, 21st April, 2018) in the Adenauer Allee by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, the newly crowned Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., and the chairman of the local business association (Fokus O) Michael Reuter.

Sunday is “verkaufsoffen”, which shops in the town centre allowed to open.  The 2nd Oberursel beer festival is also taking place this weekend on the Rathausplatz.

Opening Autos in der Allee 2018: Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr (left), Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fokus O Chairman Michael Reuter (right)

Opening Autos in der Allee 2018: Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr (left), Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I., Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fokus O Chairman Michael Reuter (right)

Town Hall Key returned

As is the tradition on Ash Wednesday, Prince Karsten I. returned the key to the town hall to Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, having won it off him at the Rathaussturm 11 days earlier.

As is the tradition on Ash Wednesday, Prince Karsten I. returned the key to the town hall to Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Carnival procession photos on Facebook

The Smiles

Music & Dance

Prince Karsten I. at the town hall

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

Prinz Karsten I. in the Mayor's Office with Hans-Georg Brum

The photo shows him settling into the Mayor’s office with his page, Lord Stewart and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Oberursel Christmas Market 2017 – The Opening

The Christmas Market in Oberursel was opened on Thursday, 30th November, 2017 by Brunnenmeister Rainer Böhrig, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr and organiser Sandy Mohr.

The Christmas Market in Oberursel was opened on Thursday, 30th November, 2017 by Brunnenmeister Rainer Böhrig, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr and organiser Sandy Mohr.

One weekend, two festivals, three Mayors

There have been some high-level changes recently at Oberursel’s twin towns.

In May, Councillor Sophia Choudhary was nominated to be the new Mayor of Rushmoor.  There the position, which is largely a representative role, is not elected directly but instead by the town council.  Not only is Councillor Choudhary the youngest Mayor the borough has ever seen, she is also the first female muslim Mayor that they have had.  She uses the title “Mayor”, and not “Mayoress”, joking that the latter is used by her sister Attika, who accompanies her on official engagements. [Read more…]

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