Archives for February 2014

Oberursel’s Carnival Procession – Sunday, 2nd March, 2014

The town executive in the carnival procession 2012Sunday afternoon sees the annual carnival procession take place in Oberursel, with this year seeing a slightly altered route for the procession due to the roadworks taking place at the Bärenkreuzung.

The procession will form in the Altkönigstraße and then leave from “Am Rahmtor” at 2.11pm before crossing the Marktplatz and entering the Eppsteiner Str.

On reaching the “Homm-Kreisel” it will turn into the Holzweg and cross the Epinayplatz before entering the Henchenstraße, at the end of which it will turn into the Liebfrauenstraße.

From here it will continue into the Oberhöchstadter Straße before turning into the Austraße, Aumühlenstraße and finishing in the Adenauerallee around 2½ hours later.

A commentary of the procession will be provided at the Marktplatz, Epinayplatz, Oberhöchstadter Straße and in the Aumühlenstraße.

Road closures and diversions

No waiting signs for the processionTo allow the roads to be closed to traffic, the town centre will be closed off from 1pm.

The Hohemarkstraße will be closed at “Im Diezen”.  Traffic travelling south will be diverted via Im Diezen, Erich-Ollenhauer-Straße, Freiligrathstraße, Herzbergstraße, Kumeliusstraße or Liebfrauenstraße, and back onto the Feldbergsraße.

The Feldbergstraße will be closed at the junction with the Liebfrauenstraße or Kumeliusstraße.  Traffic travelling north will be diverted via the Kumeliusstraße and Berliner Straße back onto the Hohemarkstraße.

The Freiligrathstraße will be closed between the Homm-Kreisel and Berliner Straße.

The bus routes 41 and 42 will still be operating but will travel around the Homm-Kreisel in the opposite direction to the normal flow of traffic.

It is expected that the roads will re-open at around 6pm.

Hildegard Tausch – 90th Birthday

Happy Birthday - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / flamingoladyCongratulations to Frau Hildegard Tausch in Bommersheim who will be celebrating her 90th Birthday today.

She was born on Friday, 29th February, 1924 – 23 leap years ago!

Gisela and Wolfgang Flöther – Golden Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Rings - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / montegoCongratulations to Gisela and Wolfgang Flöther in Stierstadt who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary today!

Philipp-Reis-Straße Closed

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Philipp-Reis-Straße will be closed for re-surfacing from Tuesday, 25th Feburary, until Friday, 28th February, 2014.

Traffic will be diverted along the Hohemarkstraße, Steinmühlenweg and Marxstraße.

Prince Benjamin I. at the town hall

Prince Benjamin I. in the town hall on Monday, 24th February, 2014 (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)

Having taken over the town hall on Saturday, Prince Benjamin I. has taken a “hands-on” approach.

Not only did he take a tour of the departments on Monday morning, he sat in on a press conference and announced his intention to take over the council meeting on Wednesday evening.

In the photo he is seen in one of the offices getting to grips with the telephone system, wtih Mayor Hans-Georg Brum (left), treasurer Thorsten Schorr (right), his Lord Steward Harald Pratt and pages Nadine and Nathalie.

It’s carnival time!

The Rathaussturm when the carnival prince takes over the town hall took place in slightly wet weather on Saturday morning:

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, 25th February, 2014, we are told that it will be a science fiction thriller. 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.

3,000 step walk for senior citizens in Stierstadt

Group of Senior Citizens walking - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / micropixA 3,000 step walk for senior citizens is taking place in Stierstadt on Tuesday, 25th February, 2014.

To take part, be at the bus stop “Altes Rathaus” in Stierstadt at 3pm.

Bingo at the Seniorentreff

Bingo - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iofotoThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering an afternoon of Bingo on Thursday, 27th February, 2014 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!

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, 1st March, 2014 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).

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