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).

It’s carnival time!

The Rathaussturm when the carnival prince takes over the town hall took place on Saturday morning.  Prince Marcel I. was accompanied by the KinderPrinzenPaar (Children’s prince and princess) Lara I. and Marc I. from the market place to the town hall, where he took over the key from Mayor Hans-Georg Brum:

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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…]

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.

It’s carnival time!

The Rathaussturm when the carnival prince takes over the town hall took place on Saturday morning.  Prince Karsten I. was accompanied by the KinderPrinzenPaar (Children’s prince and princess) Annika I. and Justus I. from the market place to the town hall, where he took over the key from Mayor Hans-Georg Brum:

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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…]

It’s carnival time!

The Rathaussturm when the carnival prince takes over the town hall took place on Saturday morning.  Prince Rüdiger I. was accompanied by the KinderPrinzenPaar (Children’s prince and princess) Lea I. and Christos I. from the market place to the town hall, where he took over the key from Mayor Hans-Georg Brum:

(Click to enlarge)

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…]

The handicraft stalls in the Rathaus

Inside Oberursel’s town hall there are a number of handicraft stalls selling their wares during the Christmas Market.

Inside Oberursel's town hall there are a number of handicraft stalls selling their wares during the Christmas Market.

Registry office closed on Tuesday

The registry office (“Standesamt”) and the town hall department for cemeteries will be closed on Tuesday, 11th October, 2016 due to training.

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