10th Oberursel Feyerey

The middle ages will be coming to Oberursel at the weekend when the 10th annual “Feyerey” takes place on the fields next to the “Bachpfädchen”.

Over 68 market stands will offering food and drink, hand-made goods, and items such as soap and honey.

There will be games for children, fire shows, music and dancing, and even shows with birds of prey.  Click here for the times of the shows.

The event takes place on the fields between the Mühlenwanderweg and the Marxstraße.  To get there, either park on the field between the Marxstraße and the Hohemarkstraße or take the U-Bahn to “Lahnstraße”. [Read more…]

18th Rheingau Wine Festival

The 18th Rheingau Wine Festival in Oberursel is being held between Friday 3rd August and Sunday 5th August 2018 on the Marktplatz.

Many of the vineyards at the festival will be familiar to those who have been before, as they have been coming for a number of years and often have their stands in the same place each year.

Visitors can expect to find selected Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines from towns such as Lorch, Hattenheim, Hochheim, Giesenheim, Erbach, Johannisberg and Oestrich-Winkel.

There will also be a variety of food on offer, including Flammkuchen (Tarte Flambee) and (Zwiebelkuchen) Onion cake.

The festival will be officially opened on Friday evening at 6.30pm. [Read more…]

Couple robbed and attacked at home

A couple have been attacked and robbed at their home in the “An den Drei Hasen” area of Oberursel.

The 67-year-old occupant of the house opened the door at around 8.40am on Monday, 11th June, 2018, to let the cat in.  At this point two masked men forced their way into the house, where they punched the woman and demanded cash.  Shortly after this her 73-year-old husband arrived.  He was also punched and the demand for cash was repeated, along with a demand for jewelry. [Read more…]

This weekend is Brunnenfest

This weekend sees one of the largest festivals in Oberursel take place – the fountain festival or Brunnenfest.

The event kicks off on Friday evening at 5.30pm with an open-air church service at the Marktplatz followed by the official opening with Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I.

Other highlights include the inauguration of the “St.Crutzen” Fountain on Saturday morning in Weißkirchen in the grounds of St.Crutzen Church at 11am and the 5, 10 and 21.1km festival runs on Sunday morning at 10am.

For children up to the age of 10 the Kindermeile will be in the Obere Hainstraße on Saturday between 3pm and 6pm and the annual duck race on the Urselbach will be held on Sunday at 3pm with tickets being sold on Saturday in the Weidengasse.

Saturday evening there will also be a talent show for the town’s youth to show what they can do from 5pm until 7pm.  The show is aptly named “Kickfactor: … and what can you do?”

The fun fair is in its usual place on the Bleiche car park as is the craft market in front of the town hall, with the closing fireworks taking place at 10.30pm on Monday evening. [Read more…]

Jazz meets mills – Jazz meets Mühle

“Jazz meets Mühle” is being held for the seventh time this year, and is again being held on Whitmonday, 21st May 2018, and involves as always the mills along the Mühlenwanderweg.

At six places along the route there will be jazz bands playing, with refreshments available and a chance to see the historical buildings from a new perspective.

Although the event itself will be taking place between 11am and 5pm, the bands are playing at different times along the route, allowing visitors to experience each one in turn. [Read more…]

Roads closed, trains and buses cancelled on 1st May

With the cycle race “Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt” taking place in Oberursel on Tuesday, 1st May, 2018, a number of roads will be closed with changes to public transport services as well.

The following roads will be closed between approximately 9am until 2pm: [Read more…]

New water fountain in Oberursel’s town centre

A new water fountain supplying free drinking water to shoppers in Oberursel was officially inaugurated in the pedestrian precinct on Saturday, 24th March, 2018.

The fountain, located in the Kumeliusstraße, is connected to the town’s mains water supply and provides 300ml of drinking water when the button is pressed.  The steel column is 115cm high and cost just over €4.000.

Unveiling the fountain were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and the managing directory of the public works “Stadtwerke” Jürgen Funke, along with town treasurer Thorsten Schorr and Alderman Christof Fink.

[Read more…]

Police looking for man who attacked bus driver

Detectives in Bad Homburg are asking members of the public to help them identify a man who is a accused of attacking a bus driver in Oberursel last year.  A court in Frankfurt has given them permission to release pictures taken from the onboard CCTV cameras.

On Thursday, 2nd February, 2017, a man boarded the X27 bus in Ober-Erlenbach at the “Spessartstraße” bus stop at around 6.23am.  The X27 is an express route that connects Karben with Königstein.  He sat down near the front of the bus where he stayed until it reached the “Nassauer Straße” stop in Oberursel around 6.52am.

Shortly after leaving this stop the man got up and went to the 70-year-old bus driver, hitting him in the face with his right fist.  The driver was hit near his right eye. [Read more…]

Oberursel’s Carnival Procession – Sunday, 11th February, 2018

Sunday afternoon sees the annual carnival procession take place in Oberursel, with the usual number of large crowds expected.

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. [Read more…]

Oberursel Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt)

The 2017 Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Oberursel starts on Thursday, 30th November and continues until Sunday, 3rd December.

The market is open Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm, and takes place in front of the town hall (Rathausplatz), along the “Vorstadt” and “Strackgasse”, and on the market square (“Marktplatz”) with over 100 stands in total. [Read more…]

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