Planned U-Bahn Strike Tomorrow, Friday 13 April 2018

A planned strike will impact the U-Bahn service tomorrow, Friday 13 April. It will include all U-Bahn and tram service in the Frankfurt area, and this means that the U3 train will not service the Oberursel area.

Note: The strike will not impact regular public bus service or the S-Bahn.

Here is a translated version of the RMV’s official closure notice.

More information about the service disruption can be found (in German) at


Trains on Strike in Germany from 6 Nov to 10 Nov 2014

There will be a major train strike starting as of tomorrow,  06 November (Thu) at 2 a.m. until 10 November, (Mon) 4 a.m. throughout Germany.

This will affect all regular trains (Regionalbahn, ICE) and the S Bahn, but not the U Bahn.

Although Deutsche Bahn will try to run certain trains, expect big disruptions in train traffic, as well as increased car traffic.

Pizzeria at U-Bahn Kupferhammerweg near Camp King Oberursel

Whenever I do some research about Camp King, I inevitably stumble across comments mentioning the pizzeria on Hohemarkstrasse, which is across from the U-Bahn station Kuperhammerweg, close to the former military post Camp King. Also readers of this blog do occasionally mention the pizzeria, such as L.L.H. when she stated “I was wondering, is there still the Pizza shop (as you go out what was the front gate to the left)”.

Yes, the pizzeria is still there. When we moved here in 1995, it was run by two elderly Italian men. A few years later, another Italian family took over and has been running it since then.

We are regulars at this restaurant and one of our daughter’s first words was “Toni! Toni!” when she wanted their Rigatoni dish. That was a long time ago…

Anyway, here are some photos I took while walking from Camp King down Hohemarkstrasse to the pizzeria Del Golfo.

There is construction on the other side, a new housing development called Am Urselbach is in the making. At this corner, there used to be the gate.

Camp King corner facing east

Camp King corner facing east

This is the eastern end of Camp King, at the corner of Eichwäldchenweg and Hohemarkstrasse.

Camp King Allee sign post

Standing at the corner of Camp King Allee and Hohemarkstrasse.

Camp King corner facing north

Camp King corner facing north

The U-Bahn station Kupferhammerweg was redone a number of years back.

U-Bahn station Kupferhammerweg

U-Bahn station Kupferhammerweg

View from the U-Bahn station.

Looking back at Camp King

Looking back at Camp King

Also the pizzeria building got a new face – the facade was repainted several years ago.

Pizzeria Del Golfo

Pizzeria Del Golfo

The pizzeria does good business with very good food, reasonable prices, and friendly service.

Pizzeria Del Golfo

My next research will have me locate the bakery the reader L.L.H had mentioned, “also at the stop for the Ubahn there was a bakery that had some of the best breads and coffee. Would buy my coffee there for home use and have it fresh ground.”

Truly German – Episode 02

Truly German is a new podcast that talks about the news in Germany.  Sometimes this will by national news, maybe political, but we will also be covering some local topics.

We want to have some fun at the same time, so part of the podcast is our Länderquiz – in which my contestant has to guess in which Bundesland three different news stories took place in.

This week the topics are:

  1. Michael Schumacher cancels his comeback
  2. Merkel and Steinmeier to stage TV duel
  3. U55 in Berlin

The quiz covers the following stories:

  1. Runneburg tower to be repaired
  2. Customs officials confiscate 360 lollies
  3. HDTV to start in Germany

Please listen to the second episode and tell us what you think:

(Press the “play” button to listen to the podcast)

Download the MP3 file

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