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.

The new fire brigade mobile command vehicle

During their annual open day on Sunday, 6th May, 2018, Oberursel’s fire brigade in the Marxstraße officially took delivery of their new mobile command vehicle, with the keys being handed over by the town’s treasurer Thorsten Schorr to the town’s fire brigade inspector Holger Himmelhuber.

The new mobile command vehicle (Einsatzleitfahrzeug)

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)

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…]

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.

Even in the rain the woods can be fun

The Waldfest in Oberursel traditionally takes place on the last Saturday of the school holidays, which in this year fell on the 12th of August.  Regular visitors will have found lots of familiar faces and activities from previous years.  Bernd Peppler and Liisa Inkinen were there with their birds of prey “Ukko” the eagle owl and “Pekko” the harris hawk.  There were stands to learn about bees, and nature quiz and of course the pond observations.  There were guided tours through the woods, as well as coffee, cakes, salads and the barbeque.

But there were also a lot of new things, starting with the opening at 12 noon which was carried out this year by the vice-chairman of the Schulwald supporters: Thorsten Schorr, who explained to the guests what other new things they could expect. [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

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