Archives for September 2012

Friday Night Jazz at the Portstrasse

Music and Dance - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / james2000The musikhalle portstrasse is holding a “Friday night Jam Session” on Friday, 28th September, 2012 at 8pm.

Entry is free.

The “musikhalle” is located opposite the U-Bahn station “Altstadt” on the U3 line.

Guided walk: Jewish life in Oberursel

The Victim's Memorial (Opferdenkmal) in OberurselA guided walk entitled “Auf den Spuren jüdischen Lebens in Oberursel” (Traces of Jewish life in Oberursel) is being offered on Sunday, 30th September, 2012 by historian Angelika Rieber.

The tour starts at 2.30pm at the fountain on the Marktplatz and costs 3EUR per person.


Book reading for children aged 5 and over

Reading our in the library in August 2012 (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)The book “Monstermäßig erzogen” by Michael Fuchs and Marie Hübner is being read in the library on Saturday, 29th September, 2012 at 11am by volunteers Nicole Demirtel and Nicole Braungart.

After the reading the children will be able to make their own monster masks and should bring a glue stick with them.

Tickets should be reserved in advance by calling the library on 06171 62870, by e-mail bue

Bus route 261 to be diverted for 5 weeks

As the road between Oberursel and Oberhöchstadt will be closed, the bus service 261 will be diverted between 24th September and 26th October 2012.

The bus will leave the Oberhöchstädter Straße and travel along “An der Heide” before joining the Königsteiner Straße (K772).

Replacement bus stops will be located in “An der Heide”, but the bus will not be able to stop at the “Altes Zollhaus”.

Click here to download the temporary timetable as a PDF file

The Gruffalo at Helen Doron Early English

The Gruffalo being performed at Helen Doron Early English in Oberursel's StationOn Sunday, 30th September, 2012 the  Helen Doron Early English Learning Centre at the station in Oberursel will be “visited” by the famous Gruffalo.

Children aged 6-10 are invited to a “Bilderbuch Kino” between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, whilst for children aged 3-5 there will be an interactive storytime from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

At the beginning of the story one of the teachers will revise the most important vocabulary, so that German speaking children with some English knowledge can also follow the story.

To go along, register by calling 06171 699986 or e-mailing by Wednesday, 26th September.  Entry costs €5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials, a snack and a drink.

Book flea market near Camp King

Pile of books - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / NatikaThe Church meeting point “Aktiv im Norden” is holding a flea market for books on Saturday, 29th September, 2012 between 10am and 1pm.

To get there by car, set your navigation equipment to “Im Rosengärtchen 37″ in Oberursel.

[highlight color=”blue”] The nearest U-Bahn (U3) station is “Rosengärtchen”.[/highlight]

Kurmainzer Straße to be closed for 8 weeks

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Kurmainzer Straße in Weißkirchen is to be closed between 1st October and 30th November 2012 to allow a bridge across the Urselbach to be rebuilt.

Traffic will be diverted along the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße, Zimmersmühlenweg and Weißkirchener Straße.

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Road between Oberursel and Kronberg to be closed for 5 weeks

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaStarting on Monday, 24th September, 2012 the L3015 road between Kronberg and Oberursel will be closed until the end of October to allow the asphalt to be removed and a new road surface to be installed.

During this time the road will be closed in five segments between Oberhöchstadt and the “Waldsiedlung”, and although the road is closed to through traffic, local traffic will be able to use the individual segments once they are finished.

Anyone travelling from Kronberg to Oberursel will be diverted via the main B455 road, in the other direction the diversion out of Oberursel will first run along the K772 (Königsteiner Straße) before joining the B455.  The diversions will be signposted.

Police traffic checks in the Niederstedter Straße

The police in Oberursel (Ordnungspolizei) carried out traffic checks in the Niederstedter Straße in Oberstedten last Tuesday (18th September, 2012).

Between 10.45am and 12.45pm they came across 3 cases of people not wearing a seat belt (30 Euro fine).  5 drivers only had a photocopy of their driving license with them for which they received a warning.

Taunus Disco – Dancing in the station for the over 40s

When the station in Oberursel re-opened in May, a new event was created: the Taunus Disco.  The disco is aimed at the over 40s in the town and was held for the first time in June this year, with the music a mixture of  a groove, jazz, latin, house and contemporary music, all put together by DJ Param.  And even if I don’t technically qualify for the age group (yet!), this month I went along to take a look.

Getting there is not a problem, neither is finding somewhere to park on a Saturday night because there is a large car park next to the station itself.  But then being at the station means that there are other ways of getting there, as the S-Bahn and U-Bahn run until the early hours of the morning.

When I arrived it had already turned dark and the station building was lit up, with a purple glow coming from the main ballroom windows.  The disco itself is held in the part of the building normally used by the dance school (Pritzer), but the organisers stress that it is not a dance school event. [Read more…]

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