Oberursel’s Station Grand Re-opening: The Bahnhofsfest

This Whitsun weekend will be one that many people in Oberursel remember for a long time to come, because it was this weekend that the station building re-opening with what may be the first “Bahnhofsfest” that it has even seen.

“May be” because no-one knows whether they held one when the building was originally opened in 1901.

The day started at 11am when a large crowd gathered in front a stage that had been set up partially on the U-Bahn platform.  Dr. Justus Förschner of SEWO, the organisation responsible for the renovation work, opened the proceedings with the Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Dr. Justus Förschner presenting to key to the new tenants of the station building

Dr. Justus Förschner presenting to key to the new tenants of the station building

After a brief look back at the history of the building, how the dual railway connected had benefited the development of the town, and not forgetting the fact that it had taken over 20 years to find a solution to the “station” problem (the building had been run down, with ticket sales only at peak hours), the key was officially handed over to the new tenants.

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Inside Oberursel’s Station

Oberursel Station May 2012Last November I had a chance to look around the newly restored station building in Oberursel.  At the time work was still going on inside the building itself.  With the exception of the service store, only the outside had been completed.

That situation has now changed and yesterday I went back to see how the rooms inside have been transformed. [Read more…]

Travel Information for Frankfurt am Main for Saturday, 19th May

Trams in FrankfurtThe travel information that was issued several days ago for Frankfurt am Main has proved not always to be effective.

On Thursday, one protest caused the station “Dom / Römer” to be closed, and today the protests have moved around the city causing various tram lines to close at one time or another.  The area around the main station (Hauptbahnhof) was also affected.

Since there is an approved march taking place in the city tomorrow, new travel information has been issued.

Between approximately 12 noon and 5pm the tram lines 11, 12, 16, 18 and 21 will be shortened even further as will bus route 36.

The stations “Willy-Brandt-Platz” and “Taunusanlage” on the U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines also remain closed.

Further stations may be closed on order of the police if deemed necessary.

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