Friederike’s balloon flew the furthest

At the Drachenfest (dragon/kite festival) on Sunday, 2nd October, 2016, the youth section of the local Red Cross awarded the prizes to the children whose balloons had flown the furthest the previous year.

Youth Red Cross presentation at the Drachenfest - Sunday, 2nd October, 2016

Larissa Hainz-Taute (back row, right) from the Jugendrotkreuz (JRK) presented vouchers from the Rompel shop in Oberursel to 5-year-old Friederike (left) and 2-year-old Finn (right).  Finn’s balloon was found in the orchard in Rodheim awarding him third place.  Second place went to the 10-year-old Laura, whose balloon flew to Heusenstamm.  But Friederike was the clear winner after her balloon travelled 132km and landed in Elztal-Muckental in Neckar-Odenwaldkreis.

This photo appeared in the Oberurseler Woche on Thursday, 6th October, 2016.

Not much wind but a lot of fun for the children

Last Saturday, 20th September, 2014, saw Universal Children’s Day celebrated in Germany and this year the Lions Club Oberursel-Schillerturm had come up with an event together with the town’s “Kinderbüro”: a Drachenfest.  And since this year is the year of the twinning anniversaries, it turned into the “1st International Oberursel Drachenfest“.

Drachen is the German word both for a kite and a dragon, and both were present on the field at the end of the Platanenstraße in Stierstadt where the festival took place.  One part of the field was roped off for kite-flyers, where the “Drachenclub Aiolos” from Rodgau soon had the first kites in the air and some larger models on the ground, including a dragon-shaped one.

Unfortunately the weather did not play along and so there were not only heavy showers during the day, but a thunderstorm as well.  The wind was only slight, so that only a few children used the opportunity to fly their kites.

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Book reading for children aged 4 to 7

Oberursel Library“Finn und der Drache” (Finn and the Dragon) by Irene Wellershoff and Jan Birck is being read in the library on Saturday, 19th January, 2013 at 11am by volunteer Susanne Hermann.

Tickets cost €3 and should be reserved in advance in the library or by calling 06171 62870.


Book reading for children aged 5 and over

Reading our in the library in August 2012 (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)A dragon story is being read in the library on Saturday, 25th October, 2012 at 11am by professional storyteller Walburga Kliem.

After the reading the children will be able to make their own shields.

The group “Ursellis Historica” will be there as knights and dressed in clothes from the middle ages and children are also welcome to come along dressed as knights or princesses.

Tickets cost €3 and should be reserved in advancein the library or by calling 06171 62870.

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