Takko Fashion open new store in Oberursel

Clothing chain “Takko Fashion” has opened a new store in the Vorstadt in Oberursel.

The shop, which has a floor space of around 400 square metres, opened for the first time on 14th March, 2013.  According to their head office, it will be offering “current fashion trends in an attractive shopping atmosphere at low prices”.

Furthermore, we are told, the range in the Oberursel store will be for the whole family.  Sizes range from 36 to 54 in the ladies’ department, S to XXL in mens’ and childrens’ clothes in sizes 92 to 176 are on offer.

The store will employ a mixture of full-time and part-time staff, assisted by employees working in so-called “€400-jobs”.

Takko Fashion in the Vorstadt

Takko Fashion in the Vorstadt

Are your First Aid skills a little rusty?

Before you can take a driving test in Germany, you have to attend a course called “Unterweisung in lebensrettenden Sofortmaßnahmen” which takes about a day and is intended to ensure that all new drivers have basic first aid skills.  There is also a full-blown first aid course available which lasts two days, but is only compulsory for certain types of vehicle.

So when the automobile club ADAC recently commissioned a survey on first aid skills as part of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Red Cross, there were some shocking results.  Whilst 73% of those asked felt they were able to offer first aid, 68% did not know the steps they should take if they were first on the scene at an accident.  9% did not even know the emergency number (in Germany “112”).

In practical tests, just over half of those surveyed were unable to put someone in the recovery position [Read more…]

Red Cross First Aid Day

This coming Saturday the Red Cross is holding a “First Aid Day”, to make people aware of how important it is to keep first aid knowledge and skills up to date.

There will be an information stand in Oberursel at the corner of the Vorstadt and Kumeliusstraße between 10am and 2pm where people will be able to see if they still know how to stop a wound from bleeding or how to resuscitate a casualty.  They will also be able to find out when the next first aid courses in the area take place.


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.

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