Autumn Fest in the Rosengärtchen Oberursel

The shopping square in the Rosengärtchen 37 – 39 is hosting its first autumn festival and inviting everyone.

27 September 2014, 11:00 – 15:00

Herbstfest im Rosengärtchen

Herbstfest im Rosengärtchen

Various activities include:

* used book market

* private flea market

* open house

* coffee and cake, soup, and beverages

Bring your friends!

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Camp King Oberursel and Open Monument Day

14 September 2014: The Kinderhaus in Camp King, where the Open Monument Day took place today, had its doors open to the public from 10am – 5pm. I helped out as a volunteer in the early part of the day.

There were about a dozen visitors around noon;  Hermann Schmidt offered  research service  in this room.

Open House at Camp King, Oberursel

Open House at Camp King, Oberursel

After listening to a very informative talk by Gerd Krämer, visitors were also shown short UFA films.

There were also a couple showcases of war memorabilia.



Translation for the picture below: In March 1945, when the camp was cleared, this file rack found its way to a suburb in Frankfurt. The new owner restored the rack, and to this day, it carries this sign on the bottom side of the lower shelf.


These medals belong to the Camp King Archive.

Kinderhaus at Camp King Oberursel

Kinderhaus at Camp King Oberursel

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Open Memorial Day at Camp King, Oberursel

As part of the European Heritage Days [1](established in 1993), some memorial facilities on Camp King are open to the public in Germany on 14 September 2014 from 10am – 5pm.

This is organized by our historian, Mr Manfred Kopp, and other members of the Historical Society. Admission is free and there will be an exhibit, a guided tour,  video presentations,  surviving witnesses, as well as time to socialize and mingle.

Everybody is invited.

Open House Camp King Oberursel


[1] European Heritage Days:  Tag des Offenen Denkmals (in German)

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German Autobahn goes Emoticon

Driving down the Autobahn somewhere between Celle and Frankfurt, we encountered our first smiley faces along the way.

The first one was to announce construction work being done, slowing down traffic for another 4 km.


The second one announced the end of it. Geschafft = Done with it!

Autobahn geschafft

For some reason, these smiley faces do their job. This way, I know some younger people are on the Autobahn force.

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Newcomers Festival 2014 in Frankfurt

The annual Newcomers Festival is taking place at the Römer in Frankfurt on Sunday, 7 September 2014 from 1pm – 6pm.

This event is not only for new expats to the area, but also for the ones who settled here a while ago! There is an exhibition of services put together by about 60 clubs and organizations.

All visitors will receive a free copy of the 2015 Newcomers Guide – a 120-page English-language book about living and working in Frankfurt-Rhein-Main.

Admission is free.

Newcomers Festival Frankfurt 2014

Newcomers Festival Frankfurt 2014


For more information, please contact:

Newcomers Festival Organizing Office, c/o Communication Solution GmbH, Niedenau 45 in 60325 Frankfurt

Tel. 069 – 71 91 65 81  Fax: 069 – 71 91 65 82


Newcomers Festival website:

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