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.

Expecting Traffic Disruptions due to Motorcade in Oberursel on 28 February 2021

This coming Sunday, 28 February, a parade of vehicles will be coming through Oberursel North, Oberursel City, and Bommersheim. This motorcade, organized by the ‘Querdenker‘ movement, is in line with the Freedom of Assembly according to Article 8 of the German Constitution.

Several protests have been held in Germany against German governmental COVID-19 measures.

The parade in Oberursel is from 14:00-16:00 on Sunday. Also, between 13:30 and 18:00, you can expect loudspeaker announcements throughout that time.

German Word of the Day: der Querdenker

Querdenker (lit: lateral thinkers) are in opposition to the German government COVID-19 measures. They protest and organize motorcades, and refuse social distancing as well.

On its local Querdenker Facebook group, I have seen only four people have signed up to join this event so far (seen 26 Feb at 19:30). We shall see.

Sledding on the Mountain Lodge Hill in Oberursel, Germany

The last time we saw children sledding on the Mountain Lodge Hill in Oberursel must have been ten years ago.

If you are new the area, and need directions: This hill is in the housing area called Camp King, behind the EDEKA supermarket on Hohemarkstrasse, and in fairly close proximity to Frankfurt International School (FIS).

Oberursel, Germany

The Mountain Lodge, Oberursel, in Autumn Light

A while back I had posted about a possible trimming or chopping of the big tree in front of the Mountain Lodge.

This was not to be as the attendance of 10 workers for two full working days was just meant for training.

The autumn light on this particular day in late November was spectacular.

Mountain Lodge Oberursel
Camp King Park, Oberursel
Mountain Lodge Oberursel
Setting sun over Camp King Oberursel

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