It’s carnival time!

The carnival season in Oberursel got into full swing on Saturday morning to shouts of “Hellau!” when Princess Sabine I., accompanied by supporters, majorettes, musicians and couple of canons, made her way from the old town hall around the Marktplatz and through the town to the new town hall, where she challenged the mayor to hand over the keys and put her in charge of things until Ash Wednesday.

However the mayor, Hans-Georg Brum, and his associates were not giving up without a fight, especially to the first ever carnival Princess that the town has seen.  From over the parapet of his fortress he gave as good as he got, and even sent out his own canon – filled with confetti.

Sabine was assisted by the Pascal and Leoni, the “Kinderprinzenpaar”, the latter of whom had particular fun telling her uncle “Hansi” to surrender.

And surrender he did, but not before [Read more…]

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