Archives for July 2012


Lise-Meitner-Straße in Oberursel

Lise Meitner was an Austrian-born physicist who worked for a time as Max Planck’s assistant.  In 1939 she took part in the discovery of nuclear fission, having fled to Stockholm the previous year.  The other scientists involved in the discovery were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, although she never received it herself.  Element 109 of the period table of elements is named after her “Meitnerium”.

During the Second World War she refused to help the United States build an atomic bomb, choosing instead to stay in neutral Sweden.  She went on to stand up for equality for women in science.

A road in the “Drei Hasen” area of Oberursel that will become a business park has been named in her honour.


Last day for Kern’s Geflügel after 40 years at the Market

After 40 years of serving fresh poultry and eggs at the market twice a week in Oberursel, Saturday morning marked the end of an era for Anke Gonidec-Kern and Kern’s Geflügel when she opened up her trailer for the last time.

In fact, Frau Gonidec-Kern took the stand over from her parents, making it a total of 60 years that her family have been coming to the market.  Now she is giving up the business on health grounds.

On the last day there were plenty of customers who came to the stand to buy their eggs and meat for the last time and just before 10am the mayor (Hans-Georg Brum) arrived with the city manager (Wolfgang Bräutigam) and market manager (Marlen Pauly) to present Frau Gonidec-Kern with a bouqet of flowers. [Read more…]

Take a look inside the tower of St.Ursula’s Church

St.Ursula's Church Tower in OberurselThe tower of St.Ursula’s Church in Oberursel will be open to the public on Saturday, 4th August, 2012 between 3pm and 5pm.

The tower contains a museum, the belfry and there is also access to the roof where you can get a breathtaking view across the town and its neighbours.

Entry costs €1.50 for adults and €1.00 for children.


Book flea market at the library

Pile of books - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / NatikaThere will be a book flea market in Oberursel’s library on Saturday, 4th August 2012 between 10am and 1pm with proceeds going to the library’s supporters’ association.

The library is located at one end of the market square in Oberursel, in the Eppsteinerstraße.

The nearest car parks are “Bleiche” and in the Holzweg. The nearest train station is Altstadt (U3).


Take a tour of Oberursel’s old town

The Bleiche in Oberursels old townA tour of the old town (Altstadt) part of Oberursel is being offered on Saturday, 4th August, 2012 at 2pm.

The tour starts in front of the Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz at 2pm and costs €3 per person.

Rheingau Wine Festival

Oberursel Weinfest 2012 posterThe 12th Rheingau Wine Festival in Oberursel is being held between Friday 3rd August and Sunday 5th August 2012 on the Marktplatz.

Many of the vineyards at the festival will be familiar to those who have been before, as they have been coming for a number of years and often have their stands in the same place each year.

Visitors can expect to find selected Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines from towns such as Lorch, Hattenheim, Hochheim, Giesenheim, Erbach, Johannisberg and Oestrich-Winkel.

There will also be a variety of food on offer, including Flammkuchen (Tarte Flambee) and (Zwiebelkuchen) Onion cake.

The festival will be officially opened on Friday evening at 6.30pm.

The stands are open on Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 12.30am and on Sunday from 2pm until 11pm.


The Rheingau Wine Festival Podcast

Stammtisch at the Seniorentreff

Coffee and Dougnuts - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / FatseyevaThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be holding a Stammtisch on Friday, 3rd August, 2012 between 5pm and 8.30pm in the “Altes Hospital” (Hospitalstraße 9).

The Stammtisch is a place to discuss anything and everything that those attending wish to.

Rosa Sehl – 95 Today

Happy Birthday - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / flamingoladyCongratulations to Frau Rosa Sehl of Oberursel who is 95 years old today.

Bingo at the Seniorentreff

Bingo - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iofotoThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering an afternoon of Bingo on Thursday, 2nd August, 2012 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in the “Altes Hospital” (Hospitalstraße 9).

Anyone who is interested is invited to come along and try their luck!

Königsteiner Straße open for the weekend

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Königsteiner Straße is currently closed for tree felling and re-surfacing works.

It will, however, be open from today, Friday 27th July at 12 noon until Monday, 30th July at 8am.

After that it will be closed again until Friday, 10th August, 2012.


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