And finally… the story of hessentag2011.de

Flying WWW - ©iStockphoto.com/alexhI could not let the year finish without returning to an issue that came up at the beginning of October involving the internet domain hessentag2011.de

The website www.hessentag2011.de was the official website of the Hessentag last year in Oberursel, and the AllThingsGerman.net blog had a number of links to the information contained on it.

To make sure that we do not link to websites that are not there, all of the links are regularly checked to make sure that they work.  So imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail at the beginning of October to tell me that the links to the Hessentag page were no longer valid! [Read more…]

Schüssel Live – The Schnuudedunker

“What’s a Schnuudedunker” you may ask?

“Schnuudedunker” is the name of the latest act from local comedian “Schüssel”, that premiered at the Brauhaus last Saturday.  The event was sold out, and given that the room only had space for 97 guests everyone was in some way close to the stage.

But Schüssel doesn’t stay on the stage all evening.  He sings.  And some of his songs he writes himself, such as “Ein Euro für die Schüssel, die Schüssel die ist Pleite” (“A Euro for Schüssel, Schüssel is Broke”) and “Jetzt sind wir Pleite in unser’ Städtchen” (“Now we’re broke in out little town”), the first of which he performed cap in hand, leading some members of the audience to really put a Euro in.

The unexpected “collection” came to €27.07, a sachet of ketchup, a sachet of mayonnaise and a sachet of mustard, the financial part of which will be donated to the local charity that he runs. [Read more…]

Andrea Einig-Homann awarded the Town Key in Wetzlar

Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) Uhlig presenting the Town Key to Andrea Einig-Homann during the Hessentag in Wetzlar

Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) Uhlig presenting the Town Key to Andrea Einig-Homann during the Hessentag in Wetzlar

The Stadtschlüssel – literally the “town key” – was presented by way of thanks for the good co-operation between the town and the local army during the Hessentag in Oberursel last year.  The key itself was used during the event and can open any of the bollards in the town.

The presentation took place in the army tent at the Hessentag in Wetzlar.

Hans-Georg Brum awarded the Town Key

Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) Uhlig presenting the Town Key to Mayor Hans-Georg Brum

Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) Uhlig presenting the Town Key to Mayor Hans-Georg Brum

The Stadtschlüssel – literally the “town key” – was presented by way of thanks for the good co-operation between the town and the local army during the Hessentag in Oberursel last year.  The key itself was used during the event and can open any of the bollards in the town.

Brunnenfest: Electric Cars prepare to leave for the Hessentag in Wetzlar

Electric vehicles preparing for their journey from Oberursel to the Hessentag in Wetzlar

Electric vehicles preparing for their journey from Oberursel to the Hessentag in Wetzlar

Click here to see how they arrived at the Hessentag last year

Carnival 2012: Freunde der Orscheler Fastnacht

Freunde der Orscheler Fassnacht

Freunde der Orscheler Fassnacht

Freunde der Orscheler Fassnacht
“Hessentag in Orschel war der Mega-Hit, drum rocken wir dies Jahr in Wetzlar mit”

Oberursel, 19th February, 2012

Hessentag deficit higher than expected

The town of Oberursel and Hessentag flagsOberursel announced this morning that the deficit due to the Hessentag turned out to be 4.5 million Euro – 1 million more than expected.

One of the main reasons cited is the record number of visitors to the town during the 10 days last June, requiring added security personnel.

More details later on the blog.

Guildo Horn at the Hessentag – Tonight on hr-Fernsehen

TV set - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / megastockerHighlights of the concert with Guildo Horn recorded at the Hessentag in Oberursel are being broadcast tonight (31st December 2011/1st January 2012) on hr-Fernsehen at 4.40am.

 

Guildo Horn at the Hessentag – Tonight on hr-Fernsehen

Guildo Horn in Oberursel during the Hessentag

Highlights of the concert with Guildo Horn recorded at the Hessentag in Oberursel are being broadcast tonight (31st December 2011/1st January 2012) on hr-Fernsehen at 4.40am.

 

The last Hessentag merchandising articles at the Rathaus

Hessentag Merchandising being sold in the Rathaus Foyer

The remaining Hessentag merchandising articles are being sold at half price in the town hall foyer this morning between 9am and 1pm.  The last mugs were sold out by 9.30am!

In the photo are Andrea Einig-Homann (right) and Chiara Homann (left).

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