Oberursel Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt)

Sweets beings sold at Oberursel Christmas Market 2011The 2012 Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Oberursel starts on Thursday, 29th November and continues until Sunday, 2nd December.

The market is open Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm, and takes place in front of the town hall (Rathausplatz), along the “Vorstadt” and “Strackgasse”, and on the market square (“Marktplatz”) with around 100 stands in total.

The Marktplatz is the location for the “middle-ages” market, whereas a miniature steam train will be offering rides on the Rathausplatz.

Arts and Crafts

Inside the town hall an arts and crafts fair will be taking place with around 40 stands, including those from the twin towns of Epinay-sur-Seine, Rushmoor and Lomonossow.  The fair closes an hour before the Christmas market, except on Thursday.

Miniature Steam Train at Oberursel Christmas Market (2011)Concerts

The “Hospitalkirche” Church in the Strackgasse will be hosting a series of concerts over the weekend, with entry free but a donation requested.

Friday 6pm: Flute ensemble from Oberursel music school

Saturday 6pm: Crotchets – the Klezmerensemble of Oberursel’s music school

Sunday 6pm: Youth orchestra and recorder group from the TV Stierstadt.

Advent market in the museum

The Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz will be holding an advent market on Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.


The “Seniorentreff” will be holding their own Christmas market at Hospitalstraße 9, where they will be selling knitted socks and other hand-made items.  There will also be refreshments available including mulled wine.  The opening times are: Friday 2pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-9pm.

4 Rooms Open Air Winter Party

The Café Portstrasse will be holding an “Open Air Winter Party” next to the U-Bahn stop “Altstadt” on Thursday between 6pm and 8.30pm, with hot drinks, music, twists, sausages, and a fire show and young people from all parts of the town are invited to start or end their Christmas market tour here.

Road closures

The following roads will be closed during the Christmas Market opening times:

  • Obere Vorstadt
  • Obere Strackgasse
  • Untere Marktplatzstraße

The  Untere Hainstraße will be open to two-way traffic.

The Ackergasse will be closed where it meets the Schlenkergasse, allowing traffic to flow via the Schlenkergasse and Weidengasse.

The car park next to the town hall will be closed from Tuesday, 27th November.

The normal market on Wednesday and Saturday will be moved to the Epinayplatz.

Stadtladen closed on 10th July

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the StadtladenThe Stadtladen in the Strackgasse will be closed next week on Tuesday, 10th July, 2012.

Stadtladen to open on Tuesdays

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the StadtladenThe Stadtladen in the Strackgasse was so well received during the Brunnenfest that it will be open until further notice on Tuesdays between 4pm and 7pm.


Stadtladen open during Brunnenfest for comments and ideas

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the Stadtladen

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the Stadtladen in the Strackgasse

The Stadtladen in the Strackgasse will be open during the forthcoming Brunnenfest to hear comments and ideas about the future development of Oberursel, known as STEP: Stadtenwicklungsplan

It will be open on Friday 1st June and Monday 4th June from 12 noon, Saturday and Sunday from 10am, and stay open each day until 6pm.

Further details about STEP and a discussion forum will be on-line from Friday at this address:


Bonjour Provence opened today in the Strackgasse

Local market stall holder Bonjour Provence! opened their new shop in the Strackgasse in Oberursel today.

Bonjour Provence on their opening day in the Strackgasse in Oberursel

Bonjour Provence! opening in the Strackgasse

Bonjour Provence at the Hessentag in OberurselLocal market trader and on-line store Bonjour Provence! is opening a new store at Strackgasse 9 in Oberursel on Saturday, 31st March, 2012.

The store will be selling products from the South of France which are either hand-made or produced by smaller companies, such as soaps, table cloths, wooden cutlery and dishes.

On the day of the opening it will be open from 9.30am until 4pm.

Detlef Neuls at Artcafe Macondo

Musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / vlastasAcoustic guitarist Detlef Neuls will at Artcafe Macondo in the Strackgasse in Oberursel on Friday, 23rd March, 2012 starting at 8pm.

Bonjour Provence! is coming to the Strackgasse

Bonjour Provence - two weeks to go until the opening in the Strackgasse

Local market trader and on-line store Bonjour Provence! is opening a new store at Strackgasse 9 in Oberursel.  The grand opening is set for 31st March, 2012.  The photo shows the store with just two weeks to go, and inset is the stall at the Hessentag last year.

New figures for the Victim’s Memorial

The Victim's Memorial (Opferdenkmal) in OberurselTwo new figures will be added to the Victim’s Memorial (Opferdenkmal) in a ceremony on Wednesday, 16th November, 2011 at 4pm.  The memorial is located in the grounds of the old hospital, just off the Strackgasse.

The memorial is being created piece by piece, with new figures added each time that sufficient donations have been collected.

Concert in aid of the Victims’ Memorial

The Victim's Memorial (Opferdenkmal) in OberurselA concert in aid of the victims’ memorial (Opferdenkmal) in Oberursel is being held at the Hospitalkirche in the Strackgasse on Wednesday, 9th November 2011 at 7.30pm.

The group group “HochtaunusStreicher”, conducted by Claudia Louise Weigand, will be playing pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Johann Pachelbel and Edvard Grieg.

There will also be a reading of Kressmann Taylor’s “Address Unknown”.

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