Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 14th and 16th of September, 2012.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung” and at the “Apfelweingarten” in the Vorstadt, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the Rathausplatz.

Also on the Marktplatz there will be a market of specialities from Thuringia, and music and entertainment can be expected at both the Marktplatz and the Rathausplatz.

Sunday, 16th September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon.

During the entire weekend a miniature railway for children will be running in the Ackergasse and Untere Hainstraße.  On Saturday morning the monthly flea market will also be held as usual in the Adenauerallee and Nassauer Straße.

Weekly market moved

As the Marktplatz is not available, the weekly market will be held on the car park next to the Rathausplatz and in the Hospitalstraße on Saturday, 15th September.

Road closures

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Untere Marktplatzstraße will be closed from Thursday 13th until Monday 17th.

The Eppsteiner Straße (from the Ackergasse), Ackergasse, Weidengasse, Marktplatz and Wiederholtstraße will be closed from Friday 14th until Monday 17th.

The Holzweg (from the Hotel Central), Hospitalstraße (towards the Rathausplatz) and Untere Hainstraße will be closed on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th.

Parking restrictions

It will not be possible to park in the following streets:

Thursday to Sunday: Marktplatz, Untere Marktplatzstraße, Wiederholtstraße.

Friday to Sunday: Eppsteiner Straße (next to the library), Ackergasse (from the Brauhaus)

Saturday and Sunday: Hospitalstraße, Rathausplatz, Ackergasse, Holzweg (from the Hotel Central).  The small car park next to the Rathaus will also be closed.


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 AllThingsGerman.net 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.


  1. We were there yesterday evening and it was quite interesting.

    We did like the “Vertestigung” ad and the Trinken für einen guten Zweck. Only in Germany…:-)


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