The Mountain Lodge at Camp King Oberursel in October 2017

We took another walk around our Camp King neighborhood on this gorgeous autumn afternoon.

Commemorative plaque ‘Former Camp King’ near the old main entrance

 

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

25-Dec-2013-WM

Officers' Club#2

The New Face of the Mountain Lodge at Camp King Oberursel in June 2016

I took another walk towards Camp King around noon today. A few Mountain Lodge construction workers had not started their lunch break yet, and I heard them at work. There has been much progress on this somewhat futuristic architectural design, of which I’m not sure yet whether I like it.

Mountain Lodge Oberursel

This front-up photo shows more of its new design.

Mountain Lodge Camp King Oberursel

So you can compare – the photo below shows the Mountain Lodge in December 2013.

Mountain Lodge Oberursel

Most of the old trees are still there.

Camp King Oberursel - old tree

For some of you, the Mountain Lodge Chapel might hold a special memory. While passing, I also heard someone working out back. The last I’d heard, the nearby Montessori school was renting the chapel for its drama department lessons and performances.

Chapel at Camp King Oberursel

More photos to come again later…

Camp King Officers’ Club Oberursel

A private investor purchased the former Officers’ Club (a.k.a Mountain Lodge) back in late June 2010.

Three months later, the building is still sitting idle.

Camp King Officers’ Club

More on the building’s newer history at Officers’ Club at Camp King finds Investor.