Christmas Market in Oberursel 2012

The Christmas Market in Oberursel was opened on Thursday, 29th November, 2012 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, accompanied by the Fountain Queen Vanessa I, City Manager Wolfgang Bräutigam, Fountain Master Harry Hecker, Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, Alderman Wilfried Abt and Council Chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile.

The market stretches from the Rathaus through the Vorstadt and Strackgasse to the Marktplatz.

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Oberursel Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt)

Sweets beings sold at Oberursel Christmas Market 2011The 2012 Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Oberursel starts on Thursday, 29th November and continues until Sunday, 2nd 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 around 100 stands in total.

The Marktplatz is the location for the “middle-ages” market, whereas a miniature steam train will be offering rides on the Rathausplatz.

Arts and Crafts

Inside the town hall an arts and crafts fair will be taking place with around 40 stands, including those from the twin towns of Epinay-sur-Seine, Rushmoor and Lomonossow.  The fair closes an hour before the Christmas market, except on Thursday.

Miniature Steam Train at Oberursel Christmas Market (2011)Concerts

The “Hospitalkirche” Church in the Strackgasse will be hosting a series of concerts over the weekend, with entry free but a donation requested.

Friday 6pm: Flute ensemble from Oberursel music school

Saturday 6pm: Crotchets – the Klezmerensemble of Oberursel’s music school

Sunday 6pm: Youth orchestra and recorder group from the TV Stierstadt.

Advent market in the museum

The Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz will be holding an advent market on Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.


The “Seniorentreff” will be holding their own Christmas market at Hospitalstraße 9, where they will be selling knitted socks and other hand-made items.  There will also be refreshments available including mulled wine.  The opening times are: Friday 2pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-9pm.

4 Rooms Open Air Winter Party

The Café Portstrasse will be holding an “Open Air Winter Party” next to the U-Bahn stop “Altstadt” on Thursday between 6pm and 8.30pm, with hot drinks, music, twists, sausages, and a fire show and young people from all parts of the town are invited to start or end their Christmas market tour here.

Road closures

The following roads will be closed during the Christmas Market opening times:

  • Obere Vorstadt
  • Obere Strackgasse
  • Untere Marktplatzstraße

The  Untere Hainstraße will be open to two-way traffic.

The Ackergasse will be closed where it meets the Schlenkergasse, allowing traffic to flow via the Schlenkergasse and Weidengasse.

The car park next to the town hall will be closed from Tuesday, 27th November.

The normal market on Wednesday and Saturday will be moved to the Epinayplatz.

Friedrichsdorf Christmas Market

Christmas MarketThe Christmas Market in Friedrichsdorf takes place on Saturday, 17th December (11am-10pm) and Sunday, 18th December, 2011 (10am-9pm).

It is being held on the Landgrafenplatz, at one end of the main shopping area.

Friedrichsdorf can be reached by car using the B455 road, or by train from Frankfurt by line S5.  The station is also served by the Taunusbahn.


Kronberg Christmas Market

Christmas MarketThe Christmas Market in Kronberg is being held on Saturday, 10th December (3pm-9pm) and Sunday, 11th December, 2001 (11am-6pm).

It takes place within the old town (Altstadt), at the Berliner Platz and at the castle (Burg).

The Berliner Platz car park is located on the main road running through the town centre, and Kronberg is also easily reached by train as it is the end of the S4 line.


Königstein Christmas Market

Christmas MarketThe Christmas Market in Königstein is being held between Friday, 3rd December and Sunday, 5th December, 2011.

The opening times are:

Friday 4pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 11am – 9.30pm

Sunday 11am – 8pm

The market is held between the Kurpark and the Rathausplatz.

To get there from Frankfurt, take the RMV train line 12.

City Car Park open until 1am this weekend

The City Car Park in Oberursel is open between 6.30am and 1am from Thursday, 24th November until Sunday, 27th November, 2011, due to the Christmas Market taking place in the town centre.

Oberursel Christmas Market: Sweets stall

A sweets stand during the Oberursel Christmas Market 2011

A stall selling candy floss, popcorn, gingerbread and other sweet things at the Christmas Market.

Oberursel Christmas Market: Steam train rides

A steam train giving rides at the Oberursel Christmas Market 2011

A miniature locomotive steamed up to give rides on the Rathausplatz during the Christmas Market.

Oberursel Christmas Market: Rathausplatz

The Rathausplatz during the Christmas Market in Oberursel 2011

The Rathausplatz in Oberursel during the Christmas Market

Oberursel Christmas Market: The official opening

The official opening on Oberursel Christmas Market 2011

The official opening in front of the Rathaus (Town Hall), with Brunnenkönigin (Fountain Queen) Christina I. and Burgermeister (Mayor) Hans-Georg Brum on the left.

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