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.

A new stall will be at the market next week selling fresh meat and even some game, although maybe not in exactly the same place and certainly not in the same trailer, as the Kern family have not sold it, with Frau Gonidec-Kern citing the fact that trailers are out of fashion with the market traders who prefer all-in-one vehicles these days.

Not that this will be of great concern now that the stall has closed, as she has plans for her retirement.  Top of the list is to “go swimming”.

The market in Oberursel takes place each Saturday on the Marktplatz between 7am and 2pm and each Wednesday on the Rathausplatz, also from 7am to 2pm.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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