Model boats on the Maasgrundweiher

The local model boat club “Schiffs-Modell-Gemeinschaft Oberursel e.V.” will be demonstrating their boats on the Maasgrundweiher over the Whitsun weekend (7th-9th June, 2014).

3,000 step walk along the Maasgrund

Group of Senior Citizens walking - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / micropixThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering a 3,000 step walk along the Maasgrund on Tuesday, 11th March, 2014.

The walk will start at 3pm at entrance to the Maasgrund opposite the bus stop at the Feldbergschule.

After the walk the group plans to go to a café and anyone who does not usually take part in the walks in Stierstadt is asked to 06171 502-289 in advance to make sure enough places are reserved.

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:

 

3,000 step walk for senior citizens to the Maasgrund

Group of Senior Citizens walking - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / micropixA 3,000 step walk to the Maasgrund is being organised on Tuesday, 26th March, 2013. The walk will be led by Heidi Madl.

To take part, be at the Christuskirche in the Oberhöchstädter Straße at 3pm.

Anyone interested is asked to register in advance by calling 06171 585336.

Fotos erzählen Geschichten – Photos tell stories

An exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Photo-Cirkel in Oberursel is currently on display at the town’s library.

Each of the photos or photo sets tells a story, hence the title of the exhibition, such as the hunting pelican, or “from corn to bread”.

It was officially opened on Friday, 12th October, by the leader of the circle, Günter Albrecht, with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and the chairman of the culture circle Lothar M. Wachter, and was accompanied by music played by Björn Grün and Stefan Heller.

The photos can be viewed during the normal opening times of the library until Wednesday, 31st October, 2012.  These are:

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3pm-6pm
Thursday 3pm-7pm

The photographers are: Reinhart Stoll, Günter Albrecht, Harro Peschmann, Manfred Opitz, Marlene Bode, Christian J. Weill, Hans Peter Lipp, Christa Schwermann, Carrie Haub and Brigitte Lehmann.

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Oberursel in bloom

10 weeks ago the farmers and beekeepers in Oberursel planted seeds in three areas of the town, supported by the farmers’ support group (Landwirtschaftlichen Förderverein).

These areas, known as “Blühinseln” are now in full bloom, offering nourishment for bees, butterflies, and insects.

But not only that.   In the Freiligrathstraße the borders offer some natural protection for the fields and orchards, as it appears that dogs are less willing to cross them than they were previously.

The seeds are a mixture called “Gönninger SommerPracht“, which contains both grasses and a variety of flowers.  Walkers in the Freiligrathstraße are treated to a colourful array on both sides of the road, and there are further beds at the Maasgrund and the Taunus Information Centre.

However people are requested not to pick the flowers, which would only last about two days anyway.  Anyone who would like the mixture at home can buy the seeds in small quantities on-line. [Read more…]

Discuss the future of the Maasgrund

Part of the Maasgrund in Oberursel during the Hessentag 2011There will be a chance to discuss ideas for the future of the “Maasgrund” in Oberursel on Tuesday, 6th March, 2012 at 7.30pm in the large conference room at the Rathaus in Oberursel.

The area, located to the west of the town, was used last year for the “Natur auf der Spur” and Kinderland areas during the Hessentag.

Current plans include recreation, animal grazing and allotment areas.

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