Elvis Presley Traffic Lights

Today is the 46th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on 16th August, 1977.

During his time in the U.S. Army, he was stationed at Ray Barracks in Friedberg (Germany) between October 1958 and March 1960.

To show their connection to the singer, the town has a square called “Elvis-Presley-Platz” which even has traffic lights showing his silhouettes.

Elvis-Presley-Platz, Friedberg
Elvis Presley Traffic Lights in Friedberg

Chalk drawings welcome here

The Heilig-Geist church in Oberursel not only welcomes chalk drawings by children on their forecourt, they even provide the chalk in their public book exchange:

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An Interview with Marion Unger

In 2004 Marion Unger followed the call for new tour guides in Oberursel and has been giving tours in and around the town ever since. In 2009 she took over the chair of the local history society, and in 2018 her book “Oberursel zu Fuß: Die schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten zu Fuß entdecken” was published, which takes readers on a tour of the town and suggests places to visit and things to see when doing so. In 2020 she was awarded the citizens’ medal.

Recently she talked to us about her book and read excerpts from it (the interview is in German):

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