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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Fischerstechen at the Maasgrund

The annual “Fischerstechen” – Water Jousting competition took place at the Maasgrund lake last Sunday (30th June, 2013).

32 teams took part, with the “Orscheler Biatches” winning at the end of the day.

Music was provided by the group “Impuls” whose drumming accompanied the jousting.

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You may also like to watch a short film of the event by Wolfgang Henrich on YouTube:


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