History of Names for the Adenauerallee in Oberursel

In 1724, the street had been referred to as Allee (tree lined promenade), but its official name was Frankfurter Straße. The locals also liked to call it the Frankfurter Chausee (Frankfurt’s country road).

In 1933, the road was named Adolf-Hitler-Anlage.

Adolf-Hitler-Anlage in Oberursel

In 1945, his name was dropped and it became just the Allee again.

“Kastanienallee” in Oberursel

In 1967, the street became the Adenauerallee and it was named after Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 – 1963.

The Adenauerallee connects the main shopping area with the train station. It is also our Flohmarktstraße (flea market road), and under normal circumstances, the flea market is held there every third Saturday of the month.

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.

Restaurant Zum Hirsch at the Market Square in Oberursel – Now and Then

In late September of this year, my husband and I were posing like tourists in Oberursel – with the restaurant ‘Zum Hirsch’ in the back.

The house, which later became the restaurant, was built in 1637.

We have been living in Oberursel for almost 25 years, and have seen a lot of changes. This setting though looks rather familiar, because all the original buildings are still there.

Old Guesthouse Zum Weissen Ross in Bommersheim, Oberursel

While doing some research on the Gasthaus  ‘Zum Weißen Roß‘ in Oberursel Vorstadt, I also came across this guesthouse with exactly the same name (To the White Horse) in another part of Oberursel, namely Bommersheim.

The guesthouse  ‘Zum Weißen Roß’ in Bommersheim was run by:
* Georg Meister 1925 – listed in the Reichsadreßbuch. d. Wirtschaft (imperial address book of guest houses)
* Hermann Baumann 1937
It has  been added to the list of Cultural Monuments in Bommersheim – you can view the list on Wikipedia.
It closed a long time ago, and is now a residential building.

This postcard belongs to the private collection of  the historian, Bernd Ochs.

Old Bakery at the Market Square in Oberursel

This former bakery (grey half-timbered house) at the market square in Oberursel first opened its doors for business on 14 Oct 1888. The first owner was Ferdinand Will.

Announcement in the paper ‘Bürgerfreund’

 

 

From the archives:

Marktplatz 13 Bäckerei Ferdinand Will 1904

Marktplatz 13 Bäckerei Müller H. 1936

Marktplatz 13 Bäckerei Horn Georg, 01.03.1939 – 31.10.1949

Marktplatz 13 Bäckerei Stenzel Kurt 1953

Credits go to H. Decher for her research and sharing the photos.

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