Franzoseneck, Oberursel

The Franzoseneck is located in the woods behind the Hohe Mark Klinik at the northern end of Oberursel. After living here for so many years, it was a place that I had only ever heard about until now.

Apparently the name comes from the fact that there was a French control point here between 1919 and 1924, although another rumour is that it is because there were French troops nearby in 1792.

With 1st May being a public holiday and the traditional cycle race moved to a later date, we went for a walk to find it.

The playground with the tractor

The “Traktorspielplatz” in Niederhöchstadt (part of Eschborn) has a lot to offer. Water games, football goals, zip wires, a table-tennis table, fitness apparatus, tables with benches, toilets, even a tractor:

The tractor at the Traktorspielplatz in Niederhöchstadt
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The vaccinations have started

Vaccinations against the Coronavirus officially started today (27th December) in Germany, but one senior citizen in the town of Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt had a head start yesterday, making the 101-year-old Edith Kwoizalla the first person in the country to receive the vaccine.

Locally, whilst the number of vaccine units available is not enough to put the vaccination centre into full operation, it is being using as a starting point for mobile teams visiting care homes. The first of which visited the Alten- und Pflegeheim Haus Emmaus in Oberursel this morning, accompanied by local government representatives, to vaccinate both staff and residents.

The first mobile team at Alten- und Pflegeheim Haus Emmaus in Oberursel (Photo: Hochtaunuskreis)

The mobile team at Haus Emmaus in Oberursel on 27th December, 2020 (Photo provided by Hochtaunuskreis)

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