Archives for April 2013

Demolition work begins at the swimming pool

Demolition work has begun on the old indoor swimming pool building in the Altkönigstraße.  These photos were taken on Tuesday, 30th April, 2013.

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Roads closed, trains and buses cancelled on 1st May

With both the cycle race “Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt” and the “Altstadt-Duathlon” taking place in Oberursel on Wednesday, 1st May, 2013, a number of roads will be closed with changes to public transport services as well.

The following roads will be closed between approximately 7am and 7.30pm:

  • Königsteiner Straße between the B455 and Altkönigstraße
  • Am Rahmtor
  • Marktplatz
  • Wiederholtstraße
  • Eppsteiner Straße
  • Obere Hainstraße
  • Bleiche
  • An der Herrenmühle
  • Altkönigstraße between Steinmühlenweg and Königsteiner Straße
  • Obergasse
  • An der Burg
  • Obere Schulstraße
  • Marienstraße
  • St.-Ursula-Gasse
  • Hollerberg
The following roads are affected by the closures, even if they are not closed themselves (eg. because of one-way signs or because they become no-through-roads):
  • Füllerstraße
  • Strackgasse
  • Weidengasse
  • Ackergasse
  • Untere Hainstraße
  • Neutorallee
  • Schillierstraße
  • Brüder-Winter-Straße
  • Herzog-Adolf-Straße
Additionally the following roads will be closed between 9.30am and 2pm:
  • Kanonenstraße
  • Hohemarkstraße
  • Borkenberg
  • Altkönigstraße
  • Feldbergstraße
  • Liebfrauenstraße
  • Nassauer Straße
  • Ludwig-Erhard-Straße
  • Frankfurter Landstraße
  • Homburger Landstraße (travelling towards Oberursel)
Between 9am and 1pm the following roads will be closed:
  • Kurmainzer Straße
  • Weißkirchener Straße
  • Zimmersmühlenweg

Anyone travelling on Wednesday should plan their journey in advance to avoid problems due to the closures, or park their car outside of the area in advance.

Public transport

The U-Bahn U3 will terminate at “Bahnhof Oberursel” between 8.30am and 2pm.

Buses 41 and 42 will not be running until after 2.30pm, with nr. 42 being diverted along the Dornbachstraße, Lahnstraße and Hohemarkstraße to avoid the Altkönigstraße and the Markplatz.


Wednesday Market moved to Tuesday

Due to the public holiday on Wednesday, 1st May, 2013, the market on the Epinay-Platz will take place on Tuesday, 30th April instead.

19 years of helping foreigners in Oberrusel

There is a side to the Ausländerbeirat that, until now, has not been mentioned much on this site.

I have written about the committee meetings often enough, but someone who has hardly been mentioned in those articles is Peter Gröbler, the “Geschäftsführer” of the Ausländerbeirat.  He is the person who works in the town hall and looks after the day-to-day business as opposed to the elected members who meet every few weeks to discuss things like integration.

Peter Gröbler is the person that foreigners in the town can go to when they need help when they have problem making their way through the bureaucracy of the German state, if they have a problem getting a residence permit, or a work permit, need help applying for benefits, or – worst case – are being threatened with expulsion from the country. [Read more…]

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, 30th April, 2013, we are told that it will be an adaptation of a play. 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.

Dance into May at the station with DJ Param

Oberursel Station at night with the Taunus Disco going on insideA disco entitled “Tanz in den Mai” (dance into May) is being held in the dance school “Tanzschule Pritzer” in the old station building on Tuesday, 30th April, 2013.

The music will be mixed by DJ Param.

Entry is from 9pm and costs 8 Euro.

Useful links

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

Take a look inside the tower of St.Ursula’s Church

St.Ursula's Church Tower in OberurselThe tower of St.Ursula’s Church in Oberursel will be open to the public on Saturday, 4th May, 2013 between 3pm and 5pm.

The tower contains a museum, the belfry and there is also access to the roof where you can get a breathtaking view across the town and its neighbours.

Entry costs €1.50 for adults and €1.00 for children.


Book flea market at the library

Pile of books - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / NatikaThere will be a book flea market in Oberursel’s library on Saturday, 4th May, 2013 between 10am and 1pm with proceeds going to the library’s supporters’ association.

The library is located at one end of the market square in Oberursel, in the Eppsteinerstraße.

The nearest car parks are “Bleiche” and in the Holzweg. The nearest train station is Altstadt (U3).

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, 4th May, 2013 at 2pm.

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

Open Day in the Open Air

“That’s a lot of money” commented Bardo K. as he saw the cheque for the first time.

The cheque in question was a donation from the Lions Club Bad Homburg-Weißer Turm to the charity “Natur und Psychomotorik e.V.” in Oberstedten for €4,367.20 who were holding an open day on their piece of land located in the woods outside of the town.

But if the Lions Club were on their side, the weather certainly was not.  After several days of sunshine it started to rain just hours before the open day was due to start, with the heavens opening as it got underway. [Read more…]

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