New playground at the Maasgrundweiher

One of the projects at the Hessentag in Oberursel that will remain standing after the event is the new playground at the Maasgrundweiher – a lake located on the outskirts of the town.

One of the traditions of the Hessentag is for the state of Hesse to finance a project that will benefit a community in the long term.

The new playground being opened at the Maasgrundweiher in Oberursel

The new playground being opened at the Maasgrundweiher in Oberursel - Volker Bouffier, Dr. Walter Botermann (Alte Leipziger), Peter Schmidt (Lions Club), Hans-Georg Brum, Christian Peter, Charmaine Weisenbach

The playground was officially opened this afternoon by the Ministerpräsident of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, together with the mayor of Oberursel Hans-Georg Brum and the Hessentagspaar who travelled there on their Segways.

A large number of children had gathered for the event, and all were issued with yellow helium-filled balloons, that were then released all at once.

The balloons being released at the Maasgrundweiher in Oberursel during the Hessentag

The balloons being released at the Maasgrundweiher

The costs for the playground were covered jointly by Hesse, the insurance company Alte Leipziger and the Oberursel Lions club.

Click here to see more photos of the playground


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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 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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