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.

Where to Get a Camp King T-Shirt

For those with great memories about their time spent at the former Camp King Oberursel, then this shirt might be for you.

You can order one from here (U.S.A.): https://teechip.com/Camp-King?fbclid=IwAR3uSb6cYEoC3UWO94_VlXdybnNDXcEpx4B4UP5_R5X2qF9uWtuHjfgcAi8

Some of my better-organized and more practical blogger friends might obtain something free in return for promoting this on this blog. I don’t.

Cherry Trees around Camp King Oberursel

Recently, a friend of mine, who had lived in Camp King as a dependent in the late 60s, asked me whether the cherry trees were still around.

I wasn’t sure, and went out to take a walk around the neighborhood once again.

This one is on the Mountain Lodge hill in front of the chapel. Springtime in Germany.

These two were the only cherry trees I could locate.

We passed by on the foot path down the hill from the Mountain Lodge.

Mountain Lodge Camp King May 2021

I had another look at one of the two remaining original housing buildings and its garden area. Before the area got restructured into a German housing area, I had a friend living in one of the buildings. The garden behind the apartment building (see photo) stretched much further than what you see here.

We used to go there for BBQs in the summer, and sat under the trees which eventually got cut down to make room for this parking strip. It is empty today, as it is Sunday, and all the supermarket employees are home. Behind this strip, construction began for the first row of townhouses.

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Colonel Charles B. King Memorial at Camp King Oberursel

Just last year, I had taken a photo of the flowers left on 8 May in memory of Colonel Charles B. King.

King Memorial at Camp King
8 May 2020 Camp King Oberursel

More here: https://www.pension-sprachschule.de/camp-king-oberursel/honoring-colonel-charles-b-king-at-camp-king-oberursel-on-v-e-day-2020/

Now this year, I’ve noticed the plaque in front is gone. I will notify the office in charge of this.

Memorial for Colonel King, Oberursel, 2021

WWII Era Photos of Oberursel and its POW Collection and Interrogation Center

Our local historian, Manfred Kopp, has gathered all his material about Oberursel and its significance during the WWII era in a presentation called ‘Flieger ohne Flügel’ (Pilots without Wings).

This 53-page article also contains some photos taken during that time (1939 – 1945).

DuLag (Luft)= Durchgangslager: Collection Center

Auswertestelle West: Interrogation Center West

You can view the file here: https://www.campkingoberursel.de/files/Vortrag_2_Kopp_FliegerohneFluegel.pdf

Back to 2021. This house was the former Bieneninstitut (Bee Institute) before WWII, and is now in private hands.

Camp King Oberursel

This is the path leading up to the Mountain Lodge at Camp King. Both photos were taken about a week ago. Spring is late this year.

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