430,000 visitors at the first Hessentag weekend

Oberursel is well on its way to reaching the target of 1 Million visitors during the 10-day Hessentag in the coming week.

The first three days of the event saw 430,000 visitors come to the town, according to a statement by the local Hesse Government.  15,000 of them went to the Roxette concert last night and another 50,000 were at Just White on Saturday night.

Almost a third of the visitors went to the Landesausstellung outside the town in an area called the Drei Hasen.  This is something of a County Show and is well worth visiting, although in my opinion it has been under-publicised.

The Adenauerallee in Oberursel on Whit Monday during the Hessentag

The Adenauerallee in Oberursel on Whit Monday

Many of the county ministries and departments have stands there in Hall 1, and in Hall 2 a lot of the local tourist attractions have information stands and leaflets to encourage visitors to go and see them in the summer.  Organisations such as the police, Red Cross and charities such as World Vision are also exhibiting there, with lots of things for children to do.

With Monday almost behind us, there are still six days left to visit the Hessentag.


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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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