Archives for October 2012

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, 3rd November, 2012 at 2pm.

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

First snow of the winter in Oberursel

Snow in Oberursel - 27th October 2012

The first snowfall of the winter in “Im Rosengärtchen”, Oberursel, on 27th October 2012

Stammtisch at the Seniorentreff

Coffee and Dougnuts - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / FatseyevaThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be holding a Stammtisch on Friday, 2nd November, 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.

Bingo at the Seniorentreff

Bingo - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iofotoThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering an afternoon of Bingo on Thursday, 1st November, 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!

Kupferhammerweg closed on Saturday

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaDue to work on the building site “Jandorfs Fabrik” involving a mobile crane the Kupferhammerweg will be closed between 6am and approximately 8pm on Saturday, 27th October, 2012.

Residents will be able to access the road via the Hans-Rother-Steg and a diversion will be sign-posted.


Brigitte and Heinz Müller – Golden Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Rings - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / montegoCongratulations to Brigitte and Heinz Müller in Oberursel who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary today!

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, 26th October, 2012 at 8pm.

Entry is free.

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

Book reading for children aged 5 and over

Reading our in the library in August 2012 (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)A dragon story is being read in the library on Saturday, 25th October, 2012 at 11am by professional storyteller Walburga Kliem.

After the reading the children will be able to make their own shields.

The group “Ursellis Historica” will be there as knights and dressed in clothes from the middle ages and children are also welcome to come along dressed as knights or princesses.

Tickets cost €3 and should be reserved in advancein the library or by calling 06171 62870.

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, 27th October, 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]

A new manager at the monthly celebration for the Waldorf School

Each month the children of the Waldorf School in Oberursel, the Freie Waldorfschule Vordertaunus, show each other what they have learnt in a „Monatsfeier“. Twice a year this is held in public so that their parents and anyone else who is interested can come along and watch.

Dr. Ralf Gissel (Photo: Freie Waldorfschule Vordertaunus)The public Monatsfeier this autumn was not only a chance to do just that in the Stadthalle, but also to meet the school’s new manager, Dr. Ralf Gissel.

Now the idea of a school having a “manager” (Geschäftsführer) may sound pretty strange, but maybe it is the terminology that makes it that way. Dr. Gissel, himself a parent of 3 children who have visited or are still at the school, explained that the “head” of the school is split into three roles. There is the academic head, the manager and the chair of the charity (e.V.). The academic head can concentrate on academic matters within the school, while the charity is concerned with raising the money to fund it.

The manager sits between the two and is responsible for the administrative part of the school for which he has six employees and many of the parents in supporting roles.

Dr. Gissel also explained the difference between an “Ersatzschule” and a “Privatschule”, [Read more…]

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