Road junction closed

During the coming week (Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August, 2017) work will be taking place on underground utility pipes near the “Drei Hasen” bridge.  The slip road connecting the Nassauer Straße with the Homburger Landstraße travelling towards Bommersheim will be closed during this time.

Traffic will be diverted along the Willy-Brandt-Straße and “An den Drei Hasen” back towards and then under the bridge.

The slip road in the other direction is not affected.

Porsche cars damaged in parking mistake

On Friday, 14th July, 2017 at 6pm a 21-year-old driver was leaving a parking space at the Audi centre in the Willy-Brandt-Straße.  Although they wanted to reverse their Ford Focus out of the space, they put it in the wrong gear and drove forwards instead.

The car then rolled about 20m before going down an embankment, where it hit two fences that fell over and damaged two Porsche cars in the process.

The damage to the three cars and the fence is estimated at €16,000 in total.

Road surfacing at “An den Drei Hasen”

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaRe-surfacing work in the “An den Drei Hasen” area will mean that some roads will be partially or completely closed at times between Wednesday, 17th February and Friday, 19th February, 2016.

The roads affected are:

  • Obere Zeil
  • Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße
  • Langwiesenweg
  • Willy-Brandt-Straße
  • Karl-Hermann-Flach-Straße

Willy-Brandt-Straße – right turn closed off

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe lane to turn right into the Willy-Brandt-Straße at the “An den Drei Hasen” estate from the Homburger Landstraße has been closed due to work on the new garden centre.

It will remain closed until Saturday, 15th February, 2014.

Changes to bus services

A number of changes have been made to the bus services in Oberursel as a result of new timetables that came into effect on 15th December, 2013.

All of the nr. 41 services are now connected to the nr. 7 services from Bad Homburg and from 2014 this will also service the new hospital being built there.

The evening bus service nr. 45 to Oberstedten has been extended to the Hans-Mess-Straße, where it connects with the new nr. 27 service to Bad Homburg.

On Saturdays and Sundays the nr. 41 service to Weißkirchen-Ost and nr. 42 service to Hauptfriedhof have been adjusted, meaning that there is a bus from Weißkirchen to the town centre approximately every 30 minutes.

The first and last trips of the day to Hauptfriedhof for the nr. 42 buses have been shortened and now terminate at “An der Waldlust”, due to a lack of demand.

Similarly, the stop “An den drei Hasen” will no longer be serviced by buses travelling to Weißkirchen-Ost.

The stop “Oberstedter Straße” has been renamed “Philipp-Reis-Straße” and “Langwiesenweg” has been renamed “Willy-Brandt-Straße“.

 

Ground-breaking ceremony held for the new Porsche centre

Porsche is coming to Oberursel!  That was the message last week Thursday (4th July, 2013) when the chairman of Porsche in Germany, Klaus Zellmer came to the down for the ground-breaking ceremony in the Willy-Brandt-Straße where the new Porsche centre is being built.

The centre will be known as “Porschezentrum Bad Homburg/Oberursel” and will create 25 new jobs in sales and service on 6,800 square metres of land.  It will be run by Otto Glöckler Sportwagen GmbH who also run the Porsche centre in Frankfurt and who are investing €5.5 million in the new centre.

Oliver Glöckler explained that they had looked at several sites in the Taunus area, but had chosen Oberursel because of the good infrastructure and connection to the A661 motorway. [Read more…]

Who says that we can’t afford a swimming pool?

The Bürgerversammlung about the new swimming pool last week appears to have a lasting effect on many in Oberursel, because in the space of just a few days the political landscape in the town has changed dramatically.

Let me try and explain the past few years in simple terms first:

1. The indoor pool in the town was closed because the roof was deemed unstable.

2. The coalition of CDU and FDP wanted to sell of a sports field (Altkönigsportplatz) and the swimming pool car park to finance a new building, and an architect came up with a design to include a sauna and modernise the outside pool at the same time.

3. At the town parliament elections last year, the SPD, Green party and OBG were all behind the swimming pool, but did not want to sell of the sports field, and although the CDU remained the largest party in the parliament, the SPD/Green/OBG coalition gained a majority.

4. SPD/Green/OBG drew up a coalition agreement that they would build a new swimming pool, but would borrow at most only 20% of the capital needed to do so and would not sell of the sports field.

5. It was then decided just to build a new indoor pool and leave space for a sauna, moving work on the outdoor pool to a later date.

6. Planning permission was given, changes to Bebauungspläne were approved, and companies started giving quotes on the cost of actually building it.

7. A few weeks ago they even held a press conference to announce that building work would be starting soon.

You could say that everything was going swimmingly, until the town’s treasurer explained why the town could not afford to build it. [Read more…]

Willy-Brandt-Straße

Willy-Brandt-Straße in Oberursel

Willy Brandt (SPD) was born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm in 1913.  He was the West German Chancellor between 1969 and 1974 and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971.  He died in 1992.

Recently a new road in the “Drei Hasen” area of the Oberursel has been named after him.  The Willy-Brandt-Straße.

 

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