Franzoseneck, Oberursel

The Franzoseneck is located in the woods behind the Hohe Mark Klinik at the northern end of Oberursel. After living here for so many years, it was a place that I had only ever heard about until now.

Apparently the name comes from the fact that there was a French control point here between 1919 and 1924, although another rumour is that it is because there were French troops nearby in 1792.

With 1st May being a public holiday and the traditional cycle race moved to a later date, we went for a walk to find it.

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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