The fountain festival is officially open

It may have been Friday 13th, but the fountain festival got off to a good start on Friday evening with fine weather and a slight breeze over the market square.

After the traditional church service, there were speeches by the chairman of the joint charities committee Rolf Steinhagen, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, and fountain queen Carolyn II. before the barrel of beer was officially tapped.

Mayor Hans-Georg Brum with Carolyn II, Harald Pratt and Alderman Christof Funk

Mayor Hans-Georg Brum with Carolyn II, Harald Pratt and Alderman Christof Funk

Also visiting were a number of other queens from other towns:

Visiting queens at the Fountain Festival

From left to right: Bianca I. (Sachsenhäuser Brunnenkönigin), Jennifer I. (Gallus Apfelweinkönigin), Sophia I. (Wehrheimer Apfelblütenkönigin), Frank Wimmer (Brunnenschultheiß aus Sachsenhausen), Elisabeth II. (Bad Homburger Laternenkönigin), Michael III (Bundes Äppelwoi Königspaar), Carolyn II., Renate II. (Bundes Äppelwoi Königspaar), Katharina I. (Niederdorffelder Kürbiskönigin), Brunnenmeister Harry, Frida I. (Bad Vilbeler Quellenkönigin), Larisa I. (Rosbacher Blutenkönigin), Kerstin I. (Goldsteiner Rosenkönigin), Isabel I. (Bruchköbeler Zuckermaiskönigin)

The festival runs until Monday evening when the closing fireworks take place.  It stretches from the town hall (Rathausplatz) to the Bleiche car park.

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About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. Beautiful photos!
    … and funny to see a former Frankfurt International School student as the new Brunnenkönigin!

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