Brunnenfest in Oberursel, 2018

Oberursel’s Brunnenfest (Fountain Festival) runs from Friday, 25 May until Monday, 28 May (with fireworks at 10pm).

The city is often referred to as the Brunnenstadt (Brunnen: fountain, spring, well), because it is home to more than 60 fountains, springs, and wells.

AllThingsGerman has more details in English, such as information about road closures, where driving restrictions will apply in the town center, where there will be ‘no-parking’ in some parts of the town, and which roads will be closed temporarily for the run on Sunday morning.

Online Booking and the Cheapest Days to Fly

If you reside in Germany, then the cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays (going) and Wednesday (returning). If you can do your booking 34 days in advance, this will save you some additional money.

In addition to watching your booking date and departure/arrival dates, we have found that the internet online travel agency Opodo is more straightforward than .When we booked our son’s return trip from the UK with Opodo for euro 130,52, all that showed as an extra charge – just before you push “book now”- was the credit card surcharge of euro 4,09.

When it came time to book another flight for the same route Frankfurt – Birmingham, my travel companion forwarded another internet online travel agency link, because of an even lower price, and this time it was with

The same flight was advertised for euro 114, but just before you click “book now”,  the VAT of 19% and a credit card fee of euro 8 p.p. are added on the very last page.

Having entered all our information, we proceeded and in the end, we even paid euro 10 more per person. The slightly higher price is no problem, I just don’t like the way got us on this one.

We will stick with Opodo from now on.

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