The fountain festival is officially open

It may have been Friday 13th, but the fountain festival got off to a good start on Friday evening with fine weather and a slight breeze over the market square.

After the traditional church service, there were speeches by the chairman of the joint charities committee Rolf Steinhagen, Mayor Hans-Georg Brum, and fountain queen Carolyn II. before the barrel of beer was officially tapped. [Read more…]

Carolyn II. – Oberursel’s (English-speaking) Fountain Queen

With the annual fountain festival (Brunnenfest) starting this evening, it is time to catch up on some news from March – Oberursel’s new fountain queen.

It was on Saturday, 29th March, 2014, that the closely guarded secret of who would succeed Annabel I. as the town’s Brunnenkönigin.

Carolyn Wilkinson is only 18 years old, but she has lived in Oberursel since she was born.  A past pupil of Frankfurt International School, she is currently doing a voluntary year at the Hohe Mark clinic before she starts a degree course, which co-incidentally is where “her” fountain will be this year. [Read more…]

Prince Benjamin I. at the town council

Last week Prince Benjamin I. used his time in charge of the town hall to pay the town council a visit and address the councillors at the start of their meeting.

He commented on the fact that, due to cuts, they only have water to drink during the meetings and this stopped them being a merry bunch.  He also suggested charging an entrance fee to the meetings to help raise funds.

Prince Benjamin I. addressing the town council

In the council chamber: Chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile (left) with Prince Benjamin I, accompanied by his Lord Steward Harald Pratt and pages Nathalie and Nadine.

Prince Benjamin I. at the town hall

Prince Benjamin I. in the town hall on Monday, 24th February, 2014 (Photo: Stadt Oberursel)

Having taken over the town hall on Saturday, Prince Benjamin I. has taken a “hands-on” approach.

Not only did he take a tour of the departments on Monday morning, he sat in on a press conference and announced his intention to take over the council meeting on Wednesday evening.

In the photo he is seen in one of the offices getting to grips with the telephone system, wtih Mayor Hans-Georg Brum (left), treasurer Thorsten Schorr (right), his Lord Steward Harald Pratt and pages Nadine and Nathalie.

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