Oberursel is the gateway to the Taunus. This is a relatively low mountain range, at least by German standards, but an outstanding area of natural beauty. And when you think that it's highest mountain is nearly a thousand meters tall, you understand that if these mountains were in Britain it would be one of the biggest mountain ranges in the country. A good start to any visit to the Taunus is to take the U3 to the end of the line, to the Oberursel Hohemark stop. Here you will find the Taunus-Informationszentrum (Taunus Information Centre). Buses run from here to the top of the Grosser Feldberg mountain.
Oberursel was no island in the Third Reich and many jewish inhabitants became victims. Beside the 'Hospitalkirche' in the center of Oberursel (close to the shopping street) you will find a memorial for the victims. Beside it a plate lists the names of the citizens who were murdered, 'disappeared' and pushed into suizide. You will see the names, birth and death date aswell as where they died and how.
It is important to keep the memory alive!