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.

Camp King’s American Street Names

I remember chuckling a bit when an acquaintance told me of his new address: Elvis-Presley-Weg in Camp King, Oberursel. Well, in the U.S.A. his face even made it onto a stamp. Germans can be a bit more conservative in their choice of street names for new settlements (preferred categories are rivers, flowers, trees, composers, etc.)

Anyway, these three American street names were chosen, among others, by the local magistrate and serve as a good reminder of the former U.S. military occupation here in Oberursel. And having passed by this road sign for a few years, I find nothing unusual about it anymore.

Elvis Presley Way - with one of the only two original U.S. housing buildings still standing (facing Hohemarkstrasse)

Entering Camp King from Hohemarkstrasse

Entering Camp King from Hohemarkstrasse

George-C.-Marshall-Ring was given to the only other original U.S. housing building. From there, this street name runs thought a big part of the new German housing area.

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