Oberursel’s outdoor pool is 80 years old

Oberursel’s outdoor pool, the “Freibad”, was opened 80 years ago in June 1937.  Originally called the “Schwimm-, Licht- und Luftbad”, the buildung work took three years to complete.  But it was a long way from the original concept in 1862 until the town made the funds available in 1928 and approved for the water to be taken from the town’s fountains.  Before the swimming pool was built, the site was a gravel pit.

The birthday party is set to take place on Whitmonday, 5th June, 2017. [Read more…]

Taunabad opening party on 4th July

Saturday, 4th July, 2015 sees the official opening of the new TaunaBad take place in Oberursel with a big party in the grounds outside.

Hit Radio FFH’s presenter Julia Nestle will be be bringing the radio tour to the pool and there will be outdoor activities on offer between 2pm and 6pm.  If the weather turns bad then the party will move indoors).

To speed up and simplify entry to the pool there will not be any “Kurzzeittickets” (tickets for a limited number of hours) on sale.  Day tickets and family tickets can be purchased in advanced in the foyer of the pool building.

As a large number of visitors are expected, the car park will probably fill up quickly.  Visitors can also use the car park belonging to Fresenius round the corner in the Borkenberg free of charge.

Due to another event taking place in the morning, the outdoor pool will not be open on Saturday until 12.30pm, but will stay open until 8pm.  The indoor pool will be open between 2pm and 9pm.  It will be possible to enter the grounds through the main building and via the entrance at the other end of the car park.

Taunabad Eröffnungsparty

Two events for families this weekend

This weekend sees two events take place in Oberursel that are aimed at families with children, and both a free to go to!

On Saturday (6th September, 2014) the “Schulwald” will hold its annual “Waldfest” from 11am until 6pm.  Children will have the chance to make things from natural materials, find out about animals that live in the area and also be able to make things out of wood with the on-site carpenter.  In the afternoon they will also be able to pan for gold.

Food and drink will be on offer, along with tours through the forest and music from the Ober-Erlenbach hunting horn band. [Read more…]

Swimming pool to remain closed for two more days

The outdoor swimming pool in Oberursel will be closed on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th July, 2014 to allow for damage to pool to be repaired.

The damage was due to be repaired on Tuesday, but a large crack was discovered in the concrete which is allowing water to escape and needs sealing.  One of the pipes also needs replacing.

The pool is due to re-open on Friday.

Swimming pool closed on Tuesday

The outdoor swimming pool in Oberursel will be closed on Tuesday, 8th July, 2014 to allow for damage to pool to be repaired.

Oberursel’s outdoor swimming pool re-opens

Oberursel’s outdoor swimming pool (Freibad) re-opened on Wednesday morning (4th June, 2014) after a break of almost two years.  With the indoor pool still not completed, some compromises have had to be made, such as temporary toilets and food stalls.  But the outdoor changing rooms are a permanent feature and will supplement the indoor ones once they open. [Read more…]

Oberursel Swimming Pool – 11th December 2012

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The photos were taken on 11th December, 2012, when the outlook pool was partially frozen and covered in snow.  The temperature was -2°C.

The last sunset over Oberursel’s outdoor swimming pool… for now

Oberursel's outdoor swimming pool as it shut at 7pm on 16th September 2012

These photos were taken during the last hour of the outdoor swimming pool (Freibad) in Oberursel, on Sunday, 16th September, 2012, between 6pm and 7pm.

As the sun set over the trees, the pool slowly emptied, the gate was locked up for the last time and the guests slowly made their way home – some of them with souvenirs from the buildings that are due to be knocked down next week.

The pool is due to re-open for the summer season in 2014.

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Free entry to the swimming pool on the last day

Oberursel's outdoor pool one day before it closed in 2012

On the last day of the open-air pool season, entry to the swimming pool (Freibad) in Oberursel will be free of charge before the pool closes for demolition work to start on the changing rooms to make way for the new indoor pool.  It is set to re-open for the summer season in 2014.

That last day is tomorrow: Sunday, 16th September, 2012 between 7am and 7pm.


Bürgerversammlung: Oberursel’s swimming pool

The disused swimming pool in Oberursel - June 2011A “Bürgerversammlung” – a meeting of the local people – is being held in the Stadthalle on Wednesday, 5th September 2012 at 7.30pm.

The meeting is to inform anyone interested about the current state of the planning for the new swimming pool, due to be built next year in Oberursel.

At the moment the major issues are likely to be the decision to postpone some of the work to a later date and also how the project is to be financed.

Anyone can attend and put forward their point of view.  Minutes of the meeting are usually published later on the town’s website.


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