Snow over Camp King Oberursel, Germany

Our first snowfall has arrived early this morning, and these are the views from our kitchen window.

This view is in the direction of the Mountain Lodge.

This is the view in the direction of Hohemarkstrasse and the main gate.

These rows of townhouses all look the same when covered in snow.

German lesson: Schnee in Oberursel im Taunus

Some of you might wonder why Oberursel is often seen as Oberursel im Taunus or Oberursel/Ts. I had been told this was to set it apart from the other Oberursel located near Munich.

Now that I am researching this other Oberursel, it is nowhere to be found.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon we hiked up towards the Feldberg Mountain (near Schmitten) to finally see some snow. Look what I brought down from the mountain.

More snow Dec 2014

Snow December 2014

Today’s vocabulary:

der Schnee (snow)

schneien (to snow)

Es schneit gerade sehr viel. (It is snowing much right now)

Oberursel near the Taunus Feldberg Mountain

German word of the Day: die Umleitung

If you come to live in Oberursel, you’ll find yourself right in the middle between Frankfurt City (35 minutes by train) and the Feldberg Mountain (20 minutes by car).

Two days ago, the mountain had its first heavy snowfall and due to Eisbruch (ice disintegration) and tree branches falling off,  an Umleitung (detour) sign had to be put up.

Umleitung Feldberg

Feldberg Ast Dez 2014

This is what I call Winter Wonderland.

Feldberg Schnee Dez 2014

These photos were taken by @Bernd Lokki Peppler, published with his friendly permission.

Notes from Germany

This photo is not accurate. We have no snow at the moment and the weather bureau tells us we are having the mildest winter on record in 30 years.

Nevertheless, enjoy your holidays, wherever you are.

Winter Scenes in Germany

It has actually stopped snowing for the moment, but there is more to come. Here are a few photos I took around noon today when we drove our daughter to Steinbach.

Yes, the person in the distance is a bike rider pushing his bike along.

Between Oberursel and Steinbach

In Oberursel, we saw quite a few orange-vested city workers removing snow and dispersing salt.


Sleds are being pulled across streets in town.


A sledding trail in our neighborhood area Camp King in Oberursel.

Sledding trail in Camp King, Oberursel

… and yes, we are dreaming of a white Christmas.

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