Monuments and Soap boxes

Once again this weekend, two major events are taking place in Oberursel.

The annual “Seifenkistenrennen” – soap box racing – will be held on Saturday evening (13th September, 2014) in the Strackgasse.  Training for the children begins at 3pm with racing starting at 4pm and the winners being announced at 7pm.  The adult races will start at 7pm, with the winners being announced around 10pm.

Sunday is the “monument open day” and a number of guided tours will be on offer.

Between 1pm and 2.30pm Angelika Rieber will be at the Jewish Cemetery in the Altkönigstraße (next to the swimming pool car park) to explain the history of the cemetery and the differences between the styles of graves.  Please note that men are asked to cover their head as a sign of respect when visiting the cemetary.

At 3.30pm at tour of “war and anti-war memorials” will start at the Christuskirche in the Oberhöchstadter Straße, with Angelika Rieber and Dietrich Andernacht visiting and explaining the different monuments in the town that have been erected since 1871.  The tour costs €3 per person.

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