Guest Houses near the Feldberg Radio Relay Station

For anyone having been stationed at the Kolbenberg in the Taunus, it might be interesting to revisit a couple of the guest houses – the way they used to be, even long before your time there.

These historical postcards are from my personal collection.

This Pension Tannenheim (Tannenheim Inn) is located in Sandplacken, part of Schmitten. The innkeeper at the time was A. Jäger.

On the back of the card, the guest house lists ‘running water’ as part of the amenities. It has no postmark, but based on the cars parked nearby, this might be from the 1940s/1950s.

Pension Tannenheim, Sandplacken, Schmitten

This postcard shows the Hotel Sandplacken, and the owner at that time was W. Heid. Again, no postmark, but this one also listed running water as well as central heating as one of the amenities.

Another view from the same hotel, and walking the Panoramaweg (Scenic Path) with views onto the Weiße Mauer (White Wall) and the Altkönig at 798m (2,618 ft).

The restaurant name was Wald-Restaurant (forest restaurant).

German Term of the Day: der Standort

Frankfurt Airport is the second biggest airport in Europe (after Heathrow Airport London). So yes, it helps to find an orientation map on the parking ticket machine.

Ihr Standort (der Stand + der Ort) is German for ‘your location’.

You stand here. 🙂 = You are here.

Where U.S. Americans liked to party in Oberursel – Disco La Soirée

What looks like a chapel (left side of the postcard) near the big corner guest house ‘Zum Bären’ used to be a ballroom in its very beginning. Then it became a movie theater (1913), which in turn became the infamous disco ‘La Soirée’ in later years (1975 – 1991).

Historical Postcard Restaurant Zum Bären in Oberursel

This black and white photo was taken by a U.S. soldier back in 1962.

Expecting Traffic Disruptions due to Motorcade in Oberursel on 28 February 2021

This coming Sunday, 28 February, a parade of vehicles will be coming through Oberursel North, Oberursel City, and Bommersheim. This motorcade, organized by the ‘Querdenker‘ movement, is in line with the Freedom of Assembly according to Article 8 of the German Constitution.

Several protests have been held in Germany against German governmental COVID-19 measures.

The parade in Oberursel is from 14:00-16:00 on Sunday. Also, between 13:30 and 18:00, you can expect loudspeaker announcements throughout that time.

German Word of the Day: der Querdenker

Querdenker (lit: lateral thinkers) are in opposition to the German government COVID-19 measures. They protest and organize motorcades, and refuse social distancing as well.

On its local Querdenker Facebook group, I have seen only four people have signed up to join this event so far (seen 26 Feb at 19:30). We shall see.

Sledding on the Mountain Lodge Hill in Oberursel, Germany

The last time we saw children sledding on the Mountain Lodge Hill in Oberursel must have been ten years ago.

If you are new the area, and need directions: This hill is in the housing area called Camp King, behind the EDEKA supermarket on Hohemarkstrasse, and in fairly close proximity to Frankfurt International School (FIS).

Oberursel, Germany

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