The Vaccination Centre in Bad Homburg

Last week I was given the chance to take a look around the new vaccination centre, that has been set up in Bad Homburg in an office building once used by Hewlett-Packard.

Located next to a busy by-pass, the building is actually only 200m from the nearest bus stop with buses every 15 minutes at peak times, and 300m from the nearest U-Bahn station. Looking at the aerial photograph, it appears to have round 260 car parking spaces, and the car park will also be home to an area for dogs to stay whilst their owners are having their vaccinations.

The vaccination centre in Bad Homburg

Inside the building, we were shown around by the deputy district administrator Thorsten Schorr, the head of the local disaster control agency Carsten Lauer, and Dr. med. Dipl.-Jur. Nikolaos Sapoutzis from the local public health authority.

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Circus Renz Manege

Yesterday I was invited to a performance of Circus Renz Manege in Bad Homburg.  The circus is only there for 3 days and I attended the Saturday afternoon performance with my daughter.

The circus had taken over the Festplatz for the week (known to many as the fun fair at Laternenfest), which made parking a little difficult, but we were early enough to find something in the streets on the Kirdorf side.

Circus Renz Manege on the Festplatz in Bad Homburg

The circus on the Festplatz in Bad Homburg

Inside the foyer there was popcorn and drinks on sale, before we entered the tunnel leading into the big top.

This was split into three seating categories, with the Sperrsitz the cheapest and located either side of the performers’ entrance, the 2. Loge the “normal” ring of seating and a few rows called the 1. Loge directly in front of the circus ring (called the Manege in German). [Read more…]

The White Tower of Bad Homburg

The White Tower in Bad Homburg

The White Tower in Bad Homburg

Our last visit to a tower in this summer took us to Bad Homburg where we visited the White Tower (Weißer Turm). The tower is located in the middle of the castle, and it took us a while to find the right entrance and then where to get the key from.

Once we had the key, we had the tower almost to ourselves. The tower contains a museum so that rather than just climb to the top, you can read about its history at different levels on the way up.

Currently the tower costs 1EUR for adults and 50 cents for children to enter. The car park “Schloß” near the entrance and most of the buses that go through the town stop nearby.

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