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 upside-down house on Rügen

Located just outside Putbus on the road to Lauterbach, the “Haus Kopfüber” is certainly something that you can’t miss. The house is big, red, and literally upside down.

The upside-down house (Haus Kopfüber) in Putbus on Rügen.
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Elvis Presley lived near here

Today is the 45th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on 16th August, 1977.

During his time in the U.S. Army, we was stationed in Germany between October 1958 and March 1960. Although stationed in Friedberg, he lived for much of that time in Bad Nauheim, but for part of 1958 he stayed in Ritter’s Park Hotel in Bad Homburg, today part of the Steigenberger chain.

When the Camp King area of Oberursel was being developed 20 years ago, a road there was named after him:

12th Oberurseler Feyerey

The Feyerey returned to Oberursel this weekend after a two year break. The weather stayed hot and dry, with a lot of the visitors on Saturday staying for the fire show in the evening.

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The opening procession

The market stalls

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