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

Buying a Christmas Tree from a Vendor near the Feldberg, Taunus

This past weekend, we drove up towards the Feldberg Mountain. Our usual vendor was closed, but there is always another one to choose from.

Heading towards the Feldberg, Taunus

I’m not picky about which tree to choose, but my husband is. I usually say yes to each one he picks up, as long as it isn’t so tall. Over the years, he has come down in size (the tree, that is), and our tree this year is ‘only’ 180-210cm (5’9″ – 6’9″) in height.

Christmas tree vendor near the Feldberg

The sign in the hut says, ‘Who cut one?’ indicating tree theft. We did not mention its other meaning in American slang. 🙂

Who cut one?

The vendor lady first approached me to offer assistance, but I pointed to my husband right away as the sole buyer.

Soon after, she was me telling about family feuds, tears, arguments, screaming, and whatever else might happen when families try to decide on a tree. She said, she had seen it all.

Here we are walking away with our 2020 Christmas tree.

The Mountain Lodge at Camp King and Current Landscaping

It was a typical foggy November sight, when I passed by the Mountain Lodge this morning.

As I got closer, I noticed there were not only dog walkers abound, but also city council workers.

I counted close to 10 workers behind the red and white barrier tape.

Gardening landscaping in Camp King, Oberursel

I don’t know what is going to happen to that tree, which stands closest to the Lodge, so we shall see. I will keep you posted.

Edited on 5 Feb 2012:

All this was only a two-day training session for the city council workers.

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