About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

The long awaited Aldi supermarket

At the beginning of the pandemic, Rewe closed one of their supermarkets in Oberursel that was a favourite amongst local residents. Speculation was rife about who would eventually take over the shop, until the newly elected Mayor let the cat out of the bag and named Aldi at the opening ceremony of a nearby restaurant.

Since then, many eyes have been on the progress – or lack of it – inside the store. But now, not only is building work taking place, a poster has gone up naming the planned opening date:

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The site of the new Gefahrenabwehrzentrum

This is where the new “Gefahrenabwehrzentrum” (a fire station with additional emergency response capabilities) is going to be built in Oberursel:

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Is there enough room here for a cycle path?

At the northern end of Oberursel the cycle path leading out of the town stops, although overtaking cyclists is prohibited at the level crossing. There are calls for the cycle path to be continued up to the Hohemark:

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