Film about Life in Oberursel

Thinking about moving to Oberursel? Then have a look at this film published by the city of Oberursel. If you lived here once and miss it, you will enjoy it as well. I’ve lived here for 22 years, and call this my home.

Click here for the movie: http://www.oberursel.de/tourismus/information/oberursel-im-film/

Oberursel and St. Ursula Church

Best Roast Pork at the Kronenhof in the Oberursel Area

For the past three weeks, I had been craving German style roast pork (German: Schweinebraten). But it has been too hot and humid to make this dish at home, and no one else in the family wanted it. So I was waiting for Schweinebraten Wetter (roast pork weather), which is a somewhat cooler day to have such a filling dish at a nearby restaurant or Biergarten.

That perfect day never came, but I did not want to wait any longer. We braved the heat and humidity this late afternoon, and went to the Kronenhof * in Bad Homburg (a 10-minute drive).

This was the best pork roast I’ve ever had around here in the whole state of Hesse. The gravy was superb, and the meat so tender. These bread dumplings are a nice variation to the regular potato dumplings.

On the menu, look for: Schweinebraten in Biersoße mit Semmelknödel und Krautsalat (Roast pork in beer sauce with bread dumplings and coleslaw).

Pork roast at the Kronenhof in Bad Homburg

Pork roast at the Kronenhof in Bad Homburg

My husband opted for the prime boiled beef with strips of vegetables, horseradish sauce and boiled potatoes. Look for the German term ‘Gesottener Tafelspitz’, also with a choice of green sauce (local herb sauce specialty) or horseradish sauce.

Tafelspitz at the Kronenhof in Bad Homburg

Tafelspitz at the Kronenhof in Bad Homburg

For my foreign friends and readers – they also offer the popular ‘Grilled knuckle of pork with Sauerkraut or coleslaw’. Guten Appetit!

For more information, visit: Hofgut Kronenhof in Bad Homburg

From HL Markt to Handok Market in Oberursel

For many years, the HL Markt was the only one in our neighborhood. In 2001, we heard it would close soon, because a newer and bigger one would open in the new housing area ‘Camp King’. Some residents of the Rosengaertchen area signed a petition asking to keep the HL Markt open until the new one opens. By then, we had an aging population already, who had to do their shopping on foot, and quite a few of us relied on this small supermarket.

In November 2002, EDEKA Supermarket in Camp King opened its doors and the old HL Markt in the Rosengärtchen closed. Fortunately for us Asian food aficionados, the Asian market HanDok Kaufcenter 한독마트 moved in.

I used to shop at the HL Markt on a regular basis, so the photographer happened to catch me that day for the photo accompanying the article.

Closing the HL Supermarket

HL Markt Rosengärtchen – Schließung 2002

In 1995, when we moved here, German supermarket opening hours were still very limited:

Monday – Friday until 18:30 (closed for lunch) and Saturday until 13:00

The Naming of Alfred-Lechter-Straße in Oberursel

This is the first one in a new series of exploring street names around Oberursel. Some of our streets are named after distinguished individuals, in commemoration of that person who lived or worked in Oberursel.

The first one is Doctor Alfred Lechler. The Alfred-Lechler-Straße is located behind the campus of Frankfurt International School (FIS) and runs up into the wooded area to the Klinik Hohe Mark.

Dr.med. Alfred Lechter (1887 – 1971) was the first chief physician at the Klinik Hohe Mark (Oberursel), a clinic specializing in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and trauma therapy.

Alfred-Lechter-Straße

Sledding and Oberreifenberg/Taunus in the Winter

Driving up from Oberursel to visit some friends in Oberreifenberg one afternoon, we passed these wintery scenes.

Sledding at the Sandplacken Pass (669m), which is between Oberursel and Schmitten.

Sandplacken

 View onto St. Georg Church in Oberreifenberg

Oberreifenberg Church

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