Victims’ Memorial covered up

The victims’ memorial in Oberursel (Opferdenkmal) has been covered up to protect it from damage in the coming months.

The memorial stands next to the Hospitalkirche which is due to have to its roof refurbished, work which will take around five months to complete.

The “Initiative Opferdenkmal” has arranged for part of the memorial to be removed during the work and the rest to be covered up. At the same time, they have produced a banner to hang on the building site fence, which allows passers-by to see a photo of it.

Dr. Christoph Müllerleile and Annette Andernacht from the Iniative Opferdenkmal with the new banner (Photo: Initiative Opferdenkmal)

Dr. Christoph Müllerleile and Annette Andernacht from the Initiative Opferdenkmal with the new banner (Photo: Initiative Opferdenkmal)

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The Treisberg Tower

Treisberg ist a small part of the town of Schmitten and is located in the Taunus area to the north of the Feldberg. With less than 200 inhabitants at the time of writing, it is very much off the beaten track and only consists of a few roads.

However the area is a popular destination of walking and that may have something to do with what is just outside the centre of the village. On a hill known as the “Pferdskopf” or horse’s head, there is a viewing tower that is open to the public.

The track leading up to the tower

The track leading up to the tower

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Ice cream, and less restrictions

Today was the first day that I have sat down at a restaurant or ice cream parlour for three months. Actually, it was outside at the Epinay Eiscafé in Oberursel.

Erdbeerbecher at the Epinay Eiscafé in Oberursel

Also today, some restrictions have been reduced so that events can now take place with up to 250 people and shops can allow more people in than previously. However large events look set to be cancelled until October.

And on Monday, the primary schools return to normal class sizes, although social distancing still has to be observed outside the classroom and some subjects such as sport will still not be taught.

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