Archives for June 2014

War and peace in Oberursel

A one-off tour entitled “War and Peace in Oberursel” is being held on Sunday, 6th July, 2014.

A host of guides – including among them Angelika Rieber and Manfred Kopp – will lead tour through the centre of the town to visit places where the town was once defended as well as places that played a roll in the wars of the 20th Century.

The tour is set to last around 2 hours and costs 3 Euro per person to take part.  The starting point is at the St.Ursula church at 2.30pm.

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, 5th July, 2014 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.


3,000 step walk for senior citizens

Group of Senior Citizens walking - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / micropixThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering a 3,000 step walk on Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014.

To take part, be at the Christuskirche in the Oberhöchstädter Straße at 3pm.

Energy saving advice

Energy Saving Calculator - © Verbraucherzentrale (consumers’ association) will be offering individual energy saving consultations in the Rathaus in Oberursel on Thursday, 3rd July, 2014.

Appointments cost €5 for 30 minutes, and €2.50 for each 15 minutes after that. They need to be arranged in advance by calling 06171 502-310.


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, 5th July, 2014 at 2pm.

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

Käthe Leschhorn – 95th Birthday

Happy Birthday - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / flamingoladyCongratulations to Frau Käthe Leschhorn of Oberursel who is 95 years old today.

Large book flea market at the library

Pile of books - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / NatikaThere will be a large book flea market in Oberursel’s library on between Wednesday, 2nd and Saturday, 5th July, 2014 with proceeds going to the library’s supporters’ association.

This market takes place on the 1st floor and has a larger selection of books than the monthly one, so there are usually foreign-language books there as well.

The opening times are:

Wednesday 10-1 & 3-6
Thursday 10-1 & 3-7
Friday 10-1 & 3-6
Saturday 10-1

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).

A Squash and a Squeeze at Helen Doron Early English

Saturday, 28th June, 2014 sees “Oma Agathe” visiting Helen Doron Early English in the Oberursel’s station building, and children aged between 4 and 7 can except her to tell a moving tale.

The story is about here house, which is too small, especially when she takes in a hen, a goat, a pig and a cow.

Children will be given an introduction to the vocabulary necessary to understand the story, and places should be reserved by Thursday (26th) by calling 06171 699986 or writing to

To cover the cost of a snack, a drink and materials there will be a charge of €5 per child.

Radio Play Workshop for children at the library

The library in Oberursel is offering children aged between 7 and 10 the chance to produce their own radio play with Monika Martino from hr3.

The workshop is being held on Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 at 4pm in the library and will last around 90 minutes, during which the children will be recording the play and also the sound effects to accompany it.

Places cost €3 each and can be reserved in the library or by calling 06171 62870.

Take a tour of Oberursel’s fountains

A tour of some of Oberursel’s many fountains is being offered on Saturday, 28th June, 2014 at 2pm.

Until the middle of the last century, much of the town’s drinking water was supplied by the public fountains.  Now they provide the backdrop for one of the largest festivals each year.

The tour will pass some of the more prominent ones, but also some of the hidden gems.

To take part be at the fountain at the market place at 2pm.  The tour costs €3 per person.

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