Rheingau Wine Festival

The wine festival was opened this evening by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fountain Queen Ann-Kathrin I.

They were accompanied by wine dignitaries from the Rheingau area and from Oberursel’s twin towns Rushmoor and Lomonossow.

Opening the wine festival

Opening the wine festival on Friday, 4th August, 2017.  From left to right are:

Andrew Lloyd, Paul Shackley (Borough Council Chief Executive) and Sophia Choudhary (Mayor) from Rushmoor

Alexander Korneev (Council Chairman) from Lomonossow

Thorsten Schorr (Town Treasurer) and Gerd Krämer (Council Chairman) from Oberursel

Sophie Egert, Oestrich Wine Queen

Oberursel Mayor Hans-Georg Brum

Valerie Gorgus, Hattenheim Wine Princess

Brunnenmeister Rainer

Fountain Queen Ann-Kathrin I.

Sophie Egert - Rainer Böhrig - Ann-Kathrin I. - Valerie Gorgus

Epinay-Platz on 25th March, 2017

This was the Epinay-Platz in Oberursel on Saturday, 25th March, 2017, when a pro-European rally was held on the 50th anniversary of the square being named after Oberursel’s twin town in France.

Prince Rüdiger I. at the town hall

Having successfully taken over the town hall last Saturday, Prince Rüdiger I. moved into the Mayor’s office on Monday where he intends to run things until Ash Wednesday.

Prince Rüdige I. settling into the Mayor's office with his pages Daniela Dobbertin (left), Sandy Mohr and Lord Stewart Benjamin I., with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, and Treasurer Thorsten Schorr in the background.

The photo shows him settling into the Mayor’s office with his pages Daniela Dobbertin (left), Sandy Mohr and Lord Stewart Benjamin I., with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, and Treasurer Thorsten Schorr in the background.

Carollers at the town hall

Carol singers in German do not go from house to house before Christmas eve, they do it afterwards instead – specifically between 27th December and 6th January.

During this time, the so-called “Sternsinger”, organised by the local church and who are sometimes translated as “star boys”, go from house to house to collect for a particular good cause using the year’s motto and dressed as the Three Kings.

The money raised this year will mainly be going towards projects to help children in Kenya.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+17 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

Opening Oberursel’s Christmas Market

Oberursel’s Christmas Market was opened on Thursday, 24th November, 2016 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, accompanied by Stephan Remes (left), Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer (right).

Oberursel's Christmas Market was opened on Thursday, 24th November, 2016 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, accompanied by Stephan Remes (left), Treasurer Thorsten Schorr, and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer (right).

 

The wine festival is officially open

The wine festival was official opened on Friday, 5th August, 2016 by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Opening the wine festival: Christian Peter, Nadine I., Hans-Georg Brum, Louisa Follrich, Sophie Egert, Tabea Klepper, Peter Seyffardt and Gerd Krämer.

With him in the photo are (from left to right): Brunnenmeister Christian Peter, Fountain Queen Nadine I., Rheingau Wine Queen Louisa Follrich, Oestrich Wine Queen Sophie Egert, Hallgarten Wine Queen Tabea Klepper, the president of the Rheingau wine growers’ association Peter Seyffardt and Town Council Chairman Gerd Krämer.

 

The of end Christina II.’s year as Fountain Queen

With just a few days of her reign left, Fountain Queen Christina II. and her Brunnenmeister Jürgen visited the town hall in Oberursel, where they were thanked for their work representing the town by Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Town Treasurer Thorsten Schorr.

“It was a lovely time” commented Hans-Georg Brum, but continued that everything had to come to an end.  He was keen to highlight the difference between Christina and Jürgen, that they where completely opposite in their approach to things, but this mixture had fitted well together. [Read more…]

Leonard I. and Esther I. at the town hall

Having successfully taken over the town hall last Saturday, the children’s prince and princess, Leonard I. and Esther I., moved into the Mayor’s office on Wednesday where they intend to run things until Ash Wednesday.

Leonard I. and Esther I. their page Simon Kopp, Lady Stewart Steffi Peinelt and Page Leoni Brum, and with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum (left) and Treasurer Thorsten Schorr (right). (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)

The photo shows them settling into the Mayor’s office with their page Simon Kopp, Lady Stewart Steffi Peinelt and Page Leoni Brum, and with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum (left) and Treasurer Thorsten Schorr (right).

From the Ausländerbeirat: the old chairman stays, the new refugees are coming

The inaugural meeting of the new Ausländerbeirat last Friday was no normal meeting, especially with the number of guests who were present.  Many of the town’s councillors and members of the administration had come along to observe the meeting, so that almost all of the political parties from the council were represented.  Even the press seats where unusually well occupied.

As previously reported, the election at the end of last November gave voters a choice of two lists of candidates.  The “Internationale Liste Oberursel” (ILO) led by Dr. Franz Zenker won 5 seats, whilst “Alle Zusammen Oberursel” (AZO) led by Natalia Bind won 4.  Both had said after the election that they would be standing for election as the new chairperson.

As it turned 6pm it did not so good for Dr. Zenker’s majority, as two of his members were still missing, and it was impossible to miss Natalia Bind grinning like a cheshire cat on the other side of the table.  “It’s 6 O’Clock” she said cheerfully.  “We can start, we have a quorum”, she continued.  Dr. Zenker wanted to wait, but gave in in the end and opened the meeting.  He passed over the chair temporarily to Chantal le Nestour (ILO), who as longest-serving member of the committee was to run the meeting until the vote had taken place. [Read more…]

Carollers at the town hall

Carol singers in German do not go from house to house before Christmas eve, they do it afterwards instead – specifically between 27th December and 6th January.

During this time, the so-called “Sternsinger”, organised by the local church and who are sometimes translated as “star boys”, go from house to house to collect for a particular good cause using the year’s motto and dressed as the Three Kings.

This year the motto is “Segen bringen – Segen sein!  Respekt für dich, für mich, für andere – in Bolivien und weltweit!” (bring a blessing – be a blessing!  Respect for you, for me, for others – in Bolivia and worldwide) and the money raised will go to help children worldwide, in particular in the Bolivia.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+16 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

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