Musical Breakfast at the Museum

Blue musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OrsonAs part of the Orscheler Sommer series of events, a musical breakfast “Frühschoppen” is being held in the courtyard of the Vortaunusmuseum on Sunday, 16th August, 2015 at 11am.

The music is being provided by Miss Zippy & The Blues Wail.

Entry is free.

Jazz meets mills – Jazz meets Mühle

“Jazz meets Mühle” is being held for the fourth time this year, and is again being held on Whitmonday, 25th May 2015, and involves as always the mills along the Mühlenwanderweg.

At four places along the route there will be jazz bands playing, with refreshments available and a chance to see the historical buildings from a new perspective.

Although the event itself will be taking place between 11am and 5.30pm, the bands are playing at different times along the route, allowing visitors to experience each one in turn. [Read more…]

Oberursel Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt)

Sweets beings sold at Oberursel Christmas Market 2011The 2014 Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Oberursel starts on Thursday, 27th November and continues until Sunday, 30th November.

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 over 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. [Read more…]

Musical Breakfast at the Museum

Blue musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OrsonAs part of the Orscheler Sommer series of events, a musical breakfast “Frühschoppen” is being held in the courtyard of the Vortaunusmuseum on Sunday, 24th August, 2014 at 11am.

The music is being provided by Ilse Diehl (vocals) and Peter Lehmler (vocals and guitar).

Entry is free.

Jazz Breakfast at the Museum

Blue musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OrsonAs part of the Orscheler Sommer series of events, a Jazz breakfast “Frühschoppen” is being held in the courtyard of the Vortaunusmuseum on Sunday, 17th August, 2014 at 11am.

The music is being provided by Lindy Huppertsberg and her band Witchcraft.

Entry is free.

Jazz meets Mills – Jazz meets Mühle – under a baking hot sun

The third edition of the “Jazz meets Mills” event on Whitmonday, 9th June, 2014, certainly had better weather than the previous year.  It was hot.  Very hot.

The day started at the Schuckardsmühle, now known as the “Haus der Naturfreunde”, on the Mühlenwanderweg with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fountain Queen Carolyn II. opening the proceedings, before The Bandstand feat. Valentin Garvie kicked off the music. [Read more…]

Jazz meets mills – Jazz meets Mühle

Jazz meets Mühle - 2012 flyer“Jazz meets Mühle” is being held for the third time this year, and slightly earlier in the year as well.  The 2014 event takes place on Whitmonday, 9th June and involves as always the mills along the Mühlenwanderweg.

At five places along the route there will be jazz bands playing, with refreshments available and a chance to see the historical buildings from a new perspective.

Although the event itself will be taking place between 11am and 5.30pm, the bands are playing at different times along the route, allowing visitors to experience each one in turn. [Read more…]

Oberursel Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt)

Sweets beings sold at Oberursel Christmas Market 2011The 2013 Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Oberursel starts on Thursday, 28th November and continues until Sunday, 1st 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. [Read more…]

Break-in at the Vortaunusmuseum

The Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz in OberurselThe workshop at the Vortaunusmuseum was broken into on Thursday morning, 11th July, 2013.

According to police the thief or thieves made their way into the building using the entrance on  the inner courtyard and from their to the workshop where they stole a metal case containing a rotary cutter (“router”) and accessories.

Anyone with information is asked to Oberursel’s police station on 06171 642400.

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.

Seniorentreff

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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