First snow of the winter

The first snow of the winter fell in Oberursel on Monday night:

Snow in Oberursel in the early hours of Tuesday, 1st December, 2020

The Christmas Pyramid in Oberursel

There may not be a Christmas market in Oberursel this year, as is the case in most towns in Germany, but there is one consolation: the Christmas Pyramid.

The pyramid was first created in 1997 and shows a nativity scene. It is situated in the middle of a roundabout and is built around a fountain. The figures were carved by a local artist, and local tradespeople look after them from year to year, before setting up the figures and the lighting in time for the Thursday before Advent, when normally the Christmas Market would open.

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Today (10th September, 2020), sirens across Germany will be tested together for the first time since re-unification.

At 11am not only will all the sirens across the country be activated, but various warning apps on smartphones will receive push messages.

Today (10th September, 2020), sirens across Germany will be tested together for the first time since re-unification.

At 11am not only will all the sirens across the country be activated, but various warning apps on smartphones will receive push messages.

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