Important information during the hot weather in Oberursel

Several pieces of information information have been issued by the town hall in recent days concerning the hot weather, with temperatures hitting the 30°c mark most days at the moment. [Read more…]

New water fountain in Oberursel’s town centre

A new water fountain supplying free drinking water to shoppers in Oberursel was officially inaugurated in the pedestrian precinct on Saturday, 24th March, 2018.

The fountain, located in the Kumeliusstraße, is connected to the town’s mains water supply and provides 300ml of drinking water when the button is pressed.  The steel column is 115cm high and cost just over €4.000.

Unveiling the fountain were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and the managing directory of the public works “Stadtwerke” Jürgen Funke, along with town treasurer Thorsten Schorr and Alderman Christof Fink.

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Accident in Schulstrasse damaged water pipe

Police in Oberursel were called to the Schulstraße at 23:17 on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 after reports of a “fountain” following a road traffic accident.

Apparently a vehicle hit a temporary pipe on the pavement that was carrying water to a nearby building site.  The driver left the scene of the accident without dealing with the damage, which is estimated to be at around several hundred Euros.

Witnesses reported the pipe had been broken, leaving water spurting several metres up into the air.  This was still the case when police arrived.

They were unable to stop the flow, and called for someone from the local waterworks (Stadtwerke) to attend, who subsequently turned off the water to the whole street.

Anyone with information as to who caused the accident is asked to call police in Oberursel on 06171 62400.

Photos of the 9th Oberursel Feyerey

A collection of photos from the 9th Oberursel Feyerey on Saturday, 5th August, 2017. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Photos of the 8th Oberursel Feyerey

The 8th Oberursel Feyerey was held on Saturday 6th August und Sunday 7th August, 2016.

Saturday started with a procession of the performers and market stall holders taking part, after which the event was formally opened by Fountain Queen Nadine I. and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

Photos of the 7th Oberursel Feyerey

The 7th Oberursel Feyerey was held on Saturday 1st August und Sunday 2nd August, 2015.

Saturday started with a procession of the performers and market stall holders taking part, after which the event was formally opened by Fountain Queen Christina II. and Mayor Hans-Georg Brum.

As the Brunnenmeister Jürgen did not say anything to the crowd from the stage, he was taken off to be the first person of the day to experience the water guillotine.

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An der Wandlust – road closed

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe road “An der Waldlust” is closed from the junction with Hans-Rother-Steg due to a burst water main.

Access to the main cemetery by car is  only possible via a diversion which runs along the Hohemarkstraße, Alfred-Lechler-Straße and through the woods on the Altkönigstraße.

Buses are not able to reach the cemetery at present.

The work to repair the water main and re-open the road is expected to be completed by 2nd October, 2013.

Photos of the 5th Oberurseler Feyerey

The 5th Oberurseler Feyerey (middle ages market and festival) took place at the weekend. Here are a collection of photos from the opening and of the market stalls:

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Warning against fake pipe inspectors

Oberursel’s town hall has issued a warning against a company who claim to inspect water and/or sewage pipes and their connections to private property.  The company claim that they have been asked to do this by a public office.

The town hall stresses that neither they nor their infrastructure subsidiary (BSO) have commissioned any such work on private connections to the system.

Regionalpark Open

The “Regionalpark Open” was held in Oberursel on Sunday, 2nd September 2012.

Visitors had the chance to try out Pedelecs and Segways, and competitions were held to carry removal boxes on bicycles and for schools to build vehicles that were powered by water.

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