The Mountain Lodge at Camp King, Oberursel before its Major Renovation

A reader just asked me for photos of the Mountain Lodge, Camp King, in Oberursel before it was changed to this modernized state.

This might be an interesting visual tour for all the enlisted personnel, who were stationed at Camp King, but did not get to see the NCOs building from the inside.

Mountain Lodge, Camp King, Oberursel in August 2016

 

The photos below I took when the Candy Bomber paid us a visit back in June of 2013. The guest of honor at the tour and discussion was Col. Gail S. Halvorsen USAF (Ret.), one of the last surviving pilots of the Airlift.

This is a medley of interior photos. If anyone can help identify the location of some of the rooms, please share it under comments. I have posted the photos in the same way I walked through the house.

Attic of the Mountain Lodge, Camp King Oberursel

 

Open House at the Mountain Lodge, Camp King

 

 

Hallway at the Mountain Lodge, Camp King in Oberursel

Manfred Kopp and the Candy Bomber, June 2013

Hope you’ve enjoyed this tour.

Sledding at the Mountain Lodge Hill at Camp King Oberursel

The other day, when we had loads of snow right after Christmas, I knew I would find people sledding down the Mountain Lodge hill.

Mountain Lodge hill - Camp King Oberursel

The Mountain Lodge in snow

Mountain Lodge Oberursel

Passing the chapel

chapel in Camp King, Oberursel

Falling off the sled with your best friend can be part of the fun.

Falling off the sled

Most of the snow has gone by now, but there is more in the forecast.

And Happy New Year to all my readers out there!

Mountain Lodge, Camp King Oberursel October 2014

I passed through Camp King earlier in the afternoon when I found the lodge in scaffolding.

Much has been written about this area again, since there are plans to build another housing complex right behind it. I’d suppose this would cover the meadow between the Mountain Lodge and the forest area. We shall see.

Mountain Lodge Camp King Oberursel

Mountain Lodge Camp King Oberursel

Mountain Lodge left

Last, but not least, another billboard ad around the corner stated that eight out of the ten apartments have been sold.

This one shows its future design. Note the white and sterile design for the living room (second photo on the bottom left). We will get used to the idea.

Mountain Lodge Ad

 

Mountain Lodge Oberursel under Construction

I took another walk around the Camp King area this afternoon. We live so close by (a five-minute walk), but yet so far away. It was a very humid and overcast afternoon .

Camp King’s ‘Mountain Lodge’, seen from south.  Children still have plenty of room to play soccer on a humid summer afternoon. There was also some activity going on in front of the chapel further up. This could have been organized by the Waldorf Schule, which uses the chapel for its drama department activities throughout the school year. It looked like a school parents’ picnic (with beer benches). The Hessians’ last day of school is this coming Friday.

Mountain Lodge Oberursel

South side of the ‘Mountain Lodge’.  Workers have been modifying its foundation, in preparation for the construction of several apartments.

Lodge construction Oberursel

A real estate advertisement attached to the western side of the building.  More information about apartments, including 360° conceptions of interior spaces, may be found on http://www.mountainlodge-oberursel.com/index.html.

Balcony Mountain Lodge

If you’re interested in buying an apartment, you’d better hurry.  There are still two available. “Verkauft” means sold.

Mountain Lodge Ad

East view of the ‘Mountain Lodge’.  A sign nearby indicates foreseeable occupancy at the end of 2014.  We’ll see!

Mountain Lodge construction site

The advertisement sign indicated that the apartments would be ready for moving in by the end of this year. Being German myself, I know to add at least another six months to this kind of promise.

Apartments for Sale at the Mountain Lodge in Camp King Oberursel

After having just toured the old Mountain Lodge for the special event Airlift Frankfurt – Berlin with special guest Col. Halvorsen (Ret.), I had the chance to take some photos showing the new plans for the future apartment building.

Mountain Lodge facing north

Mountain Lodge facing north

The southern side will get a terrace.

Facing the Eichwäldchenpark

Facing the Eichwäldchenpark

The advertisement offers 10 luxurious apartments varying in size and style between 100 qm and 260 qm. Due to its unique location and many added amenities, the price per qm is euro 4.250.

Ad for apartments Mountain Lodge

There is the view, albeit through a rain splattered window, onto the neighborhood.

View from the 2nd floor of the Mountain Lodge, Oberursel

View from the 2nd floor of the Mountain Lodge, Oberursel

Parking will be available on the north side of the building. The investor has purchased the plot of land across from it and this will be turned into carports and a parking lot.

Yes, if I had the money, I would be interested in purchasing one of the apartments. They are supposed to be finished by the end of 2014.