Archives for January 2013

Tuesday night cinema at Bluebox Portstraße

Cinema Reel - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AnatolyMTuesday night is film night at Bluebox Portstraße, located near the U-Bahn stop “Altstadt”.

As the organisation is not a commercial cinema, they are not allowed to advertise which film will be shown in advance. For Tuesday, 29nd January, 2013, we are told that it will be a “romantic comedy”. If you do want to know which film will be shown then call 06171 636930 and they will tell you.

The showing starts at 9pm.

Story Hour at Helen Doron Early English

Helen Doron Early English in Oberursel will be holding a “Interactive Story Hour” for children in classes 4 to 6 with the story of “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, 26th January, 2013 at 5.15pm.

After going over the relevant vocabulary, the adventure will begin, during which the children will sing, make things, and will also have a snack and a drink.

To take part children should be registered by Thursday, 24th January by calling 06171 699986 or sending an e-mail to  The cost is €5 per child.

Helen Doron Early English is located in the old station building at “Platz der Deutschen Einheit”.

Friday night music at Musikhalle Portstraße

Blue musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OrsonFriday night is music night at Musikhalle Portstraße, located near the U-Bahn stop “Altstadt”.

On Friday, 25th January, 2013 local rock band “Frischgepresst” will be playing at 8pm.

Entry costs €5.

TaunusDisco for over 40s at Tanzschule Pritzer

Oberursel Station at night with the Taunus Disco going in insideA disco for over 40s is being held under the name of “TaunusDisco” in the dance school “Tanzschule Pritzer” in the old station building on Saturday, 26th January, 2013.

The music will be a mixture of current music such as “funk” and “soul”, and also some lesser-known pieces such as World Music, all mixed by DJ Param.

Entry is from 9pm and costs 8 Euro.

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

Kiosk petition fails to collect enough signatures for a referendum

A petition to hold a referendum on the future of the kiosk at Oberursel’s main station has failed to collect the required number of signatures.  The kiosk had closed in the middle of December and was removed early in the new year.

The “Bürgerbegehren” required 10% of those living in the town and eligible to vote  to sign with their full name, address and date of birth.  The deadline ran out yesterday: Thursday, 17th January, 2013, when one of the organisers of the petition, Angela Stohrer, submitted the 189 pages to the town hall.  It was 8 weeks to the day since the town council had rejected a motion by Ingmar Schlegel of “die Linke” to stop the kiosk’s closure.

However, many of those who had downloaded the petition from the internet and printed it off had often not filled out all of the columns on the form, especially the date of birth, making their voting status difficult to confirm for the town hall and thus invalid. [Read more…]

Bingo at the Seniorentreff

Bingo - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iofotoThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering an afternoon of Bingo on Thursday, 24th January, 2013 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!

Three more accidents on the Kanonenstraße

Last Friday (11th January 2013), three accidents took place on the Kanonenstraße between 3pm and 9pm.

The first one at around 3pm involved a driver from Schmitten who was travelling from Oberursel towards the Sandplacken when she lost control of her vehicle and first hit the left crash barrier before hitting the right one.  Police believe the accident was caused by patches of ice on the road.  The driver was slightly injured and complained of back pains.  Although an ambulance attended she was not taken to hospital.  The car had to be towed away, with the damage estimated at €2,400.

Just after 6.15pm another driver from Schmitten travelling in the opposite direction suffered the same fate just 500m away from the site of the first accident, hitting the crash barrier on one side of the road and then the other at a bend.  Luckily she was unhurt, although the damage is estimated at €4,500.

Finally at 9pm a driver from Langenselbold was travelling up the road towards the Sandplacken when again, due to ice on the road, she lost control of her vehicle at a point on the road between the sites of the other two accidents.  The car hit one of the crash barriers, but the driver was again unhurt.  The damage is estimated at €2,650.

Navigation devices stolen in Oberstedten

Police have reported that in the night between the 14th and 15th of January, thieves broke into 3 BMW cars and 1 Mercedes in Oberstedten.

In each case they smashed the triangular window to gain entry and then removed the navigation equipment.  The total damage is estimated at around 10,000 Euro.

The BMW cars were parked in the Edith-Stein-Weg, Eschenweg and Usinger Straße.  The Mercedes was parked in “Am alten Bach”.

Police warn against lottery telephone calls

The local fraud squad are warning people not to give out their bank details over the phone, especially to cold callers.

In resent cases people have received phone calls from companies offering the chance to play one of the lottery systems for two months, but only pay for one, with a promise of reimbursement if they do not win anything.

Later, however, there is talk of a “charge” for playing, at which point the caller often asks for bank details.


Saturday market moved to the Epinayplatz

Due to the amount of ice and snow on the ground the weekly market on this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2013, will be moved to the Epinayplatz.

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