A New View onto the Mountain Lodge Camp King, Oberursel

Last year, quite a few trees in our neighborhood had to be taken down because of the drought from previous years.

The removal of these trees opened up a new view onto the Mountain Lodge after almost 25 years.

When you look closely, you can see the steeple in the center of the photo.

The droughts of 2018 – 2020 are definitely changing some the landscape in Germany.

Tour of Camp King in Oberursel, Germany

There will be a tour of Camp King with our local town guide, Sylvia Struck, (in German) on Saturday, 18 September 2021.

The tour covers the history of the area from the time of the Reichssiedlungshof in the 1930s to the the end of the U.S. Army occupation in 1992.

The meeting point is the Kinderhaus in the Jean-Sauer-Weg at 14:00. The tour costs 3 euro.

Anyone wishing to partake in this tour should register beforehand by calling 06171 502-232 or writing to tourismus@oberursel.de by 17 September as spaces are limited.

A negative COVID-19 test and wearing a face mask are recommended.

I happened to come across Mr. Manfred Kopp, also known as Mr. Camp King, at an event in Oberursel today.

Wild Flowers at Camp King, Oberursel

This street, Elvis-Presley-Weg, is only a short street, which takes you along one of the two remaining outer original buildings of Camp King. The wild flowers there are amazing.

Elvis-Presley-Weg at Camp King, Oberursel

In the following photo, you can see the remaining building, and what it looks like today. What looks like a high green container next to the building is a secluded area for the trash containers.

Elvis-Presley-Weg at Camp King, Oberursel

Whoever planted these seeds did a fine job for our environment.

Where to Get a Camp King T-Shirt

For those with great memories about their time spent at the former Camp King Oberursel, then this shirt might be for you.

You can order one from here (U.S.A.): https://teechip.com/Camp-King?fbclid=IwAR3uSb6cYEoC3UWO94_VlXdybnNDXcEpx4B4UP5_R5X2qF9uWtuHjfgcAi8

Some of my better-organized and more practical blogger friends might obtain something free in return for promoting this on this blog. I don’t.

Cherry Trees around Camp King Oberursel

Recently, a friend of mine, who had lived in Camp King as a dependent in the late 60s, asked me whether the cherry trees were still around.

I wasn’t sure, and went out to take a walk around the neighborhood once again.

This one is on the Mountain Lodge hill in front of the chapel. Springtime in Germany.

These two were the only cherry trees I could locate.

We passed by on the foot path down the hill from the Mountain Lodge.

Mountain Lodge Camp King May 2021

I had another look at one of the two remaining original housing buildings and its garden area. Before the area got restructured into a German housing area, I had a friend living in one of the buildings. The garden behind the apartment building (see photo) stretched much further than what you see here.

We used to go there for BBQs in the summer, and sat under the trees which eventually got cut down to make room for this parking strip. It is empty today, as it is Sunday, and all the supermarket employees are home. Behind this strip, construction began for the first row of townhouses.

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