Town guides thanked for 10 years of tours

10 years ago a group of Oberursel’s residents met in the “Zum Schwanen” pub in the old town to begin their training as town guides.  Knows as the “Stadtführer”, they not only take groups around the town centre, but other parts as well such as the Hohe Mark clinic and Camp King.  They also offer walks along the Mühlenwanderweg and themed tours about the war memorials and jewish life in the town.

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, a group of the guides returned to the spot where it all began where they were met by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and town treasurer Thorsten Schorr. [Read more…]

War and peace in Oberursel

A one-off tour entitled “War and Peace in Oberursel” is being held on Sunday, 6th July, 2014.

A host of guides – including among them Angelika Rieber and Manfred Kopp – will lead tour through the centre of the town to visit places where the town was once defended as well as places that played a roll in the wars of the 20th Century.

The tour is set to last around 2 hours and costs 3 Euro per person to take part.  The starting point is at the St.Ursula church at 2.30pm.

Take a tour around the Hohemark

A tour around the area known as the “Hohemark” is being offered on Saturday, 14th June, 2014, at 2pm.

The tour will be will local historian Manfred Kopp and Gottfried Cramer from the Hohe Mark clinic.

It starts at the end station of the U3 line and costs €3 per person.

Recipients of the Citizens’ Medal 2012

Council Chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum with Inge and Dr. Eberhard Laeuen, Manfred Kopp, Treasurer Thorsten Schorr and Alderman Christof Fink

Council Chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum with Inge and Dr. Eberhard Laeuen, Manfred Kopp, Treasurer Thorsten Schorr and Alderman Christof Fink

The citizens’ medals 2012 were awarded to:

1. Manfred Kopp for his work as a local historian, which includes putting together the archive of documents about Camp King, 1933-1993.  The archive is due to be re-located to its new permanent home in the “Kinderhaus”, previously known as “House Florida”.  Since 2003 he has also been responsible for training the town guides (“Stadtführer”) and he himself offers several tours of the Camp King area each year.

2. Inge and Dr. Eberhard Laeuen, who were among the initiators of the working group “Nie wieder 1933” (never again 1933), which was set up in 1981 to research and document the crimes that took place during the Nazi period in Oberursel.  They were also among the initiators of the “Initiative Opferdenkmal e.V.” (victims’ memorial) foundation in 2008, whose aim is to create a lasting memorial for the victims of the National Socialist regime who came from the town.

They received their medals during the Bürgerempfang in November 2012.

A Tour of the Hohemark

A walk entitled “Rund um die Hohemark” (round about the Hohemark) is being held on Saturday, 16th June, 2012.

Local historian Manfred Kopp and Gottfried Cramer from the Hohe Mark clinic will be guiding visitors around and explaining the history of the area, such as the weavers (“Spinnerei Hohemark”) and the town water supply.

The tour starts at 2pm at the Taunus Information Centre and costs €3 per person.

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