Archives for August 2012

Discount on school supplies at Tabak-Carree-Rhode

Schulbedarf Gutschein 2012The newsagents in Camp King, Tabak-Carree-Rhode, are offering a discount of 10% on purchases of school supplies over €50 in their store at George-C.-Marshall-Ring 34, next to Edeka.

To receive the discount, download the voucher from their homepage, print it out and fill out your name and e-mail address.  Sign it and hand it in when you take your list of school supplies into the shop.

Click here to download the voucher

Steam in Oberursel: 50 3552

50 3552 entering the station

Steam train 50 3552, built in 1942, pulling carriages from the 1950s through Oberursel station on Sunday, 12th August, 2012.

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Even smaller U-Bahn trains…

U-Bahn (U3) single unit train in Oberursel station on 12th August 2012

Due to works on the line last weekend, there was a shuttle service between Heddernheim and Oberursel running with single-unit trains.

Polo in Oberstedten

Polo players - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / dteuropeA polo tournament is being held in Oberstedten over the weekend 17th-19th August, 2012.  On Friday the tournament starts at 3pm, at the weekend at 2pm.

Four teams will be playing against each other and the tournament, which is sponsored by the Berenberg Bank, is part of the “German-Polo-Tour”.

Entry for spectators costs €5 for adults, €3 for concessions, and entry is free for children under 12.  A family ticket for two adults and up to four children aged 12 and over costs €10.

There will be car parking available at the polo ground in the Niederstedter Straße, but if the weather turns wet then cars should park at the end of the Oberstedter Straße in Oberursel and take the shuttle bus to the ground.

Jazz meets mills – Jazz meets Mühle

Jazz meets Mühle - 2012 flyer“Jazz meets Mühle” is an event being held in Oberursel on Sunday, 19th August, 2012 along the Mühlenwanderweg.

At four places along the route there will be jazz bands playing, with refreshments available and a chance to see the historical buildings from a new perspective.

Although the event itself will be taking place between 10am and 5pm, the bands are playing at different times along the route, allowing visitors to experience each one in turn.

The four locations are:


Now known as “Haus der Naturfreunde”, or Altkönigstraße nr. 53, a trio known as “Coeur du Bois” will be playing gipsy-style jazz at 11am with the “Verein der Naturfreunde” providing the refreshments.  A water-wheel still works here, but is not the original wheel and is only for demonstration purposes.


This building is now better known as the home of the “Adam Koch” plumbing company at Altkönigstraße nr. 43, however Adam Koch himself used to be mill builder.  The modern jazz music will be played by the “Georg Boeßner Trio” at 12pm and the cycling club (Radfahrverein) from Bommersheim will be providing the freshments.


The building, An der Herrenmühle 7-9, is one that many people have walked passed without knowing much about its history, as it is next to the Bleiche car park.  A large water wheel is still visible from the Hollerberg path.  The classical jazz, blues and swing music will be played by the Trevor Richards Trio at 1pm, with refreshments from Pizzeria Pepperoni.


The museum is located at the top end of the market square and contains examples of millstones and other interesting pieces of technology from the mills’ hayday.  The Powerhouse-Swingtett will be playing swing, as the name suggests, from 2pm onwards, with refreshments being arranged by the museum.

If the combination of history, music, culture and gastronomy prove to be a success, then further such events may be planned in future.

Coffee on Sunday Afternoon at the Seniorentreff

Coffee and Cake - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AndreyStThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be holding a coffee afternoon on Sunday, 19th August 2012 between 2pm and 6pm in the “Altes Hospital” (Hospitalstraße 9).


Steam in Oberursel: 23 042

23 042 seen from the subway in Bommersheim

Steam locomotive 23 042, built in 1954, was one of the last steam engines to be delivered to Deutsche Bahn.  It pulled a train through Oberursel’s station on Sunday, 12th August, 2012.

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Flea Market in the Adenauerallee

Flea Market - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / photoflorenzoThe monthly flea market in the Adenauerallee in Oberursel will take place on Saturday, 18th August, 2012 between 7am and 1pm.

The flea market starts at the end of the pedestrian zone and continues the length of the Adenauerallee and over the railway lines towards Bommersheim. One part also takes place in the Nassauer Straße next to the U-Bahn tracks.

To get there by train take either the line U3 or S5 to Oberursel’s main station.


Classic under the stars

Musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / snehitdesignThe Kultur- und Sportförderverein Oberursel (KSfO), who organise the open-air theatre each year, have something special on offer this week – an evening of classical music on the open-air stage in the grounds of the Hohe Mark clinic.

Starting at 8pm the concert will feature members of the “Frankfurter Sinfoniker” conducted by Stefan Ottersbach with selected vocalists.

These include the Mexican tenor Emilio Ruggerio and the American soprano Deborah Lynn Cole.

The music will include pieces by Bizet, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini.

The clinic is easily reached by taking the U3 train to the end of the line (Hohemark), from where it is a short walk.  Parking spaces at €3 each are also available.

Tickets are still available at the time of writing on-line:

Königsteiner Straße re-opened

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Königsteiner Straße was re-opened this week – earlier than expected due to the favourable weather conditions.

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