Franzoseneck, Oberursel

The Franzoseneck is located in the woods behind the Hohe Mark Klinik at the northern end of Oberursel. After living here for so many years, it was a place that I had only ever heard about until now.

Apparently the name comes from the fact that there was a French control point here between 1919 and 1924, although another rumour is that it is because there were French troops nearby in 1792.

With 1st May being a public holiday and the traditional cycle race moved to a later date, we went for a walk to find it.


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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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