Archives for August 2014

Find out how the Celts lived in Oberursel – family tour

A celtic funeral pileA tour for families around the area of the celtic settlement near Oberursel is being held on Sunday, 7th September, 2014 at 2pm.

The tour starts at the Taunus Information Centre and costs €3 each for adults and €1 each for children.  Those taking part should have sturdy footwear.

Tractor Oldtimer Day at the Maize Maze

The Maize Maze in WeißkirchenThe Maislabyrinth – a maze made out of maize – will be holding a Tractor Oldtimer Day on Sunday, 7th September, 2014.

The maze itself from 11am until 7pm. Entry costs €3.00 for adults, €2.50 for children aged 10 to 16 and €2.00 for children aged 4 to 9.

To get there by car, travel to the edge of Weißkirchen on the road to Steinbach. There is a track off the road near the yellow “Oberursel Stadtteil Weißkirchen” sign leading towards Frankfurt (ie. left if you have just driving through Weißkirchen, right if you are coming from Steinbach). The maze is about 200m along this track.

If you are coming by train, the nearest station “Weißkirchen-Steinbach” is on the S5 line between Frankfurt and Bad Homburg.

Useful links

The Maize Maze in Weißkirchen (Opening 2014)

Maislabyrinth Weißkirchen (Homepage)

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, 6th September, 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).

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, 6th September, 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.


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, 6th September, 2014 at 2pm.

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

Donate Blood

Blood - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iqonceptBlood can be donated at the Red Cross in Oberursel on Friday, 5th September, 2014 between 3.30pm and 8pm. The Red Cross is located at Marxstraße 28, opposite the U-Bahn station “Lahnstraße”.

To donate you must be healthy and between 18 and 68 years of age. If you have not donated before, then you must not be over 60. You must take some form of identification with you, such as a passport, that contains a photo.

You can read more about what then happens here (in German).

Café Zugvogel has landed in Oberursel

If you walk through the Adenaueralle this and next week, you will probably notice the colourful construction trailer parked in the middle of it, where the flea market stands normally are.

The trailer is part of the project “Café Zugvogel” – literally, the migrating bird café- which has been arranged by the centre for advising youths and addiction in Hochtaunuskreis.  After spending two weeks each in Bad Homburg and Kronberg, they are spending the last two weeks of the summer holidays in Oberursel.

From Monday to Friday, 4pm to 9pm, the cocktail bar will be open and the deckchairs out, with the drinks being at cost price.  But what, you may ask, has that to do with addiction and youth advisors? [Read more…]

Rolf and Waltraud Huyer – Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Rings - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / montegoCongratulations to Rolf and Waltraud  Huyer in Bommersheim who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary today!

Open-Air Film: Le Harve

Cinema Reel - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AnatolyMAs part of the Orscheler Sommer events the film “Le Harve” will be shown at the Rathausplatz on Saturday, 30th August, 2014 at 9.30pm.

Entry is free.

Gospel Concert on the Rathausplatz

Music and Dance - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / james2000A gospel concert is being held on the Rathausplatz on Friday, 29th August, 2014 at 7.30pm.

The Frankfurter Gospelchor will be singing from their repetroire, including “oh Happy Day”, “Kumbayah” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain”, accompanied by pinao, percussion, bass and saxophone.

Entry is free.

The event is part of the Orscheler Sommer organised by Kunstgriff e.V.

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