What’s on this weekend

There is a lot going on in the Frankfurt area this weekend. Here are some ideas of things to do or places to go:

Friday, 29th June (Oberursel)

Friday sees the return of “Rock at the church” – an open-air rock concert taking place at the Heilig Geist Church in Oberursel. The bands playing are Damage.Inc. and Sixxstring with their lead singer Inka Brackelmann. Entry is free and the concert starts at 7pm!

To get to the church, take the U3 from Frankfurt to Glöcknerwiese and head along Im Heidegraben. The church is at the corner of Im Heidegraben and Dornbachstraße. By road, take the A5 to Bad Homburger Kreuz and then the A661 to Oberursel-Nord. Then follow the signs to “Parken und Beten” – Park & Pray.

For younger children there is “read and make” afternoon at 4pm – this takes place at the new “Kirchenladen”. There is a 1,60EUR charge to cover costs.

To get to the Kirchenladen, take the U3 from Frankfurt to Rosengärtchen, leaving the station enter the road “Im Rosengärtchen”. By road, take the A5 to Bad Homburger Kreuz and then the A661/B455 to Oberursel-Hohemark. Follow the signs back to Oberursel and turn left at the U-Bahn station “Rosengärtchen”.


Saturday, 30th June (Frankfurt)

Saturday sees the return of the Rewe Family day in Frankfurt at the Messe. The fun starts at 10am and continues until 8pm.

Expect the usual fun of the fair such as bouncy castles, a box slide, face painting and so on, but also attractions such as a live cooking studio, a childrens’ karaoke, and a hugh LEGO project which plans to build a goods train locomotive out of 80,000 LEGO bricks!

Acts appearing include Monrose, Nevio, DJ Ötzi, Colin, Chat a Nuga, 4matiC, Part Six and the Rewe Family Band.

Entry is free and the Messe is on several S-Bahn lines (S3, S4, S5) as well as the U4. By car, follow the signs to “Franfurt-Messe”.


Saturday, 30th June (Eschborn)

10am sees the start of the “Hessischer Familientag” in Eschborn. There are brass bands, a big band, discussions on family issues with leading figures from politics, the Church and industry a quiz, belly dancing, hip-hip and jam sessions and lots more taking place in the town centre.

To get there, take the S3 or S4 to Eschborn. By road take the A5 or A66 to Nord-West-Kreuz and follow the signs to the car parks.


Saturday, 30th June (Bad Homburg)

Finally, Bad Homburger Sommer kicks off on Saturday with the following events:

– Football for the carnival clubs Sportplatz Sandmühle from 10am
– Coffee and cakes at the castle with the Lions club Schlosshof / Landgrafenschloss 11am- 6pm
– Childrens activities in the Louisen-Arkade 12pm
– Barbeque in the park with westcoast and southernm music 4pm, Philosophenweg
– Theatre in the castle – a “best off” from Bernd Lafrenz and his not so serious Shakespere repertoire Schlosshof / Landgrafenschloss 7pm
– Theatre night in the castle – The Three Muskateers 10pm

To get to Bad Homburg, take the S5 from Frankfurt to Bad Homburg or the U2 to Gonzenheim and then one of the many busses to the town centre. By car, take the A5 to Bad Homburger Kreuz and then follow the signs on the A661 to Bad Homburg.



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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.

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