Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

Our visitors are just about to board the InterCity back to Paris after having spent three days with us in Oberursel.

Yes, this is 30 December and we were on the balcony, dressed in sweaters only. This winter has been very mild so far. The only slightly wintry thing you see on my balcony are the dead strawberry plants in the planter.

Richard from Paris and Sherry from Maryland, U.S.A.

Lunch Specials at Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel

Some of you might know I love Korean food. If I ever had to choose my Henkersmahlzeit (last meal), it would be Korean.

My favorite Korean restaurant is Seoul Restaurant at Hohemarkstraße 194  in 61440 Oberursel. It serves very good food, is in walking distance, and I find the service excellent. Being Korean style service, the lunch menu usually gets served within ten minutes. Or even less.

Some of the Mittagstisch (lunch specials) prices have gone up from euro 10 to euro 12, but you do get a lot for your money.

My favorite dishes are red and spicy:

Kimsambok (listed as gebr. Kimchi Schweinefleisch),

Yugkejang (listed as: scharf Rindstreifensuppe) and

Kimchijikae (Kimchi Suppe)

Speisekarte Seoul Restaurant 7:2016

The lunch menu was initially only in Korean, but now they’ve added German (which needs improvement), and Chinese.

This photo shows Kimsambok in the foreground and a Fried Rice Omelette with seafood (listed as gebr. Meeresfrüchte), which is the big yellowish dish on the left. All lunches come with side dishes. The photo was taken a while back, since then even the plates have changed.

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Koreans generally do not tip the service staff, but I always do. I used to be a waitress in my younger days, and so I do appreciate their hard work. And they do smile, when they see me.

The Officers’ Club at Camp King Oberursel in August 2016

During my last visit to the Officers’ Club in June, I only saw construction workers around the place. Today, I noticed people had actually moved in between June and now.

Most locals refer to the former Officers’ Club as the Mountain Lodge today. Notice how they kept the original house number 1027 on the side of the building. I wonder what the complete old address used to be.

Camp King Oberursel Officers' Club house number

Good to see it fully renovated and inhabited. The building itself is from 1938, when is was part of a Musterdorf (model village) used for an exhibition in Frankfurt in the late 1930s.

Officers' Club

The tower clock, set at 6:56, is not in working order. We came by at about 1:30.

Camp King Oberursel Officers' Club#2

The chapel remains the same.

Camp King Oberursel Chapel

 

Before on 25 December 2013                                                         After on 07 August 2016

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Officers' Club#2

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

Yesterday evening, I had one of my closest friends over. Come to think of it, this was only her second time to visit us. We usually go out together and rarely meet on home ground. Some working women like us are just not into entertaining at home.

Rhiannon did point out though that the wooden sign ‘Maria’s Beer Balcony’ needs a make over, because the beer glass is painted in black and hardly visible on the dark blue background. We looked at the ‘white foam’ floating downwards, which resembles more a tooth or a dripping cloud.

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Rhiannon, originally from Wales

Yes, we had wine to toast to the arrival of a new baby in the family.

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

We had a spontaneous visit by two very dear friends to watch the soccer match Germany-Italy together at our home. Before the match started at 9pm, I got Peter to sit with me on the beer balcony.

Peter S on the beer balcony

Peter S., originally from a few places in the USA, now a German citizen

My, oh my, what an exciting soccer match this was! Italy and Germany both have very good teams. But in the end, it was down to nerve-wracking penalty shootouts. Italy played a strong game against Germany, the current world champions, but we finally lifted the spell and beat Italy for the first time in history.

Score: Germany – Italy 1:1 (1:1, 0:0) n.V., 6:5 i.E.

 n.V. = nach Verlängerung (overtime)

i.E. = im Elfmeterschießen (penalty shootouts)