How to get to Ralswiek by bus

Last year when I visited the Störtebeker Festspiele on Rügen for the second time, I considered going by train.  The reason for this was quite simple: it takes about 8 hours to drive there from Oberursel, and that’s without the breaks or any traffic jams!

So when I heard about a train (IC 2355) that went from Frankfurt am Main to Bergen auf Rügen without having to change en route it sounded like a good alternative allowing me to get some work done during journey or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

However what sounded easy at first, turned out to be considerably more complicated.  For a start I would probably need to find somewhere else to stay on the island, as I was not aware of any way to get to the guesthouse that I had stayed at the year before using the public transport network.

The station in Bergen auf Rügen

The station in Bergen auf Rügen

Instead, I considered staying in Bergen itself and travelling by shuttle bus to the Festspiele, or staying in Ralswiek itself where they take place. [Read more…]

Where to get the train-shaped balloons at the Hessentag

For the past few days I have noticed that a lot of children at the Hessentag have been carrying helium-filled balloons that are shaped like the S-Bahn trains that stop at Oberursel’s main station.

Today I found out just how popular they are.  Once my daughter had one flying behind her, people kept stopping us to ask where to get them.

An S-Bahn balloon from the Hessentag in Oberursel

So here is the answer: [Read more…]

When does the last train leave Oberursel during the Hessentag?

An S-Bahn train leaves Oberursel stationWhilst the train may offer one of the most convenient ways to get to the Hessentag in Oberursel, the question a lot of visitors will be asking is when the last train leaves so that they can get home again.

This is going to be especially relevant to those visiting events such as the “Just White” concert and the YOU FM Clubnight which finish at 2am and 5am respectively, as both the U-Bahn and S-Bahn do not normally run through the night. [Read more…]

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