Visiting the Opel Zoo

The Opel Zoo is one of those places that I have passed so many times in the past 25 years, but until recently had never actually visited.

Located between Kronberg and Königstein on the B455, I used to drive past it every day on the way to work, later on the way to client appointments, and any time that we travel by car towards Cologne.

Actually what I was driving past was the main entrance and part of the car park.  In fact the car park is not only much bigger, there is an overflow car park located deep into the woods as well.

The main entrance to the Opel Zoo next to the B455The main entrance to the Opel Zoo

The zoo itself is not cheap to visit. [Read more…]

Volker Bouffier in the Hessentag nature park

On Wednesday (15th June) I was at the Maasgrund in Oberursel to join the press pack for Ministerpräsident Volker Bouffier’s tour of the nature park “Der Natur auf der Spur”.

Volker Bouffier visits the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee stand at the Hessentag in Oberursel

At the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee stand

Accompanied by his wife, Ursula, he first visited the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee’s stand, where he was interested in how the local population accepted the rules of the park. [Read more…]

How to get to the Hessentag: by bus

Bus - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / robwilson39Since not all areas of Hessen are easily reachable by train, one of the options available is to come to the Hessentag in Oberursel by bus.

Of course, the normal bus routes that go through Oberursel will be re-routed or even split into two, resulting in line numbers with the suffix “A” and “B”.

But especially from the Taunus area there are a number of useful routes to bring visitors to the Hessentag and take them home again.

For example: [Read more…]

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