Oberursel Travel Guide

  • Oberursel
    Oberursel
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  • Marktplatz, Oberursel
    Marktplatz, Oberursel
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    Epinayplatz, Oberursel
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Oberursel Things to Do

  • New Town

    Outside of the old town and the old old town is the new town. It's not particularly beautiful or interesting, but it's quite pleasant and has some decent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The streets between the old town and the Stadtmitte U-bahn station, and those centred around Epinayplatz, are the best and busiest.

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  • St. Ursula

    As it was built in Oberursel's old old town, you can guess the church of St. Ursula is pretty damned old. In fact there's evidence that it is at least a thousand years old. The current model, at least its general shape, is a bit more modern, dating from the 15th century. Like much of the rest of the town it was burned down by Napoleon but rebuilt...

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  • Rathaus (Town Hall)

    You see this is the town hall that once formed part of the medieval city walls. This is like a gateway to the real old town. And that part of Oberursel is really small. I mean the town is only about 40 thousand people, the old town makes up a tiny part of that, and then you have this old old town that is even smaller. I think there's about five...

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  • The Old Town

    It's small, but it's beautiful, and easily Oberursel's most outstanding feature. The cobbled streets drifting up to the church of St. Ursula is definitely a highlight of any visit here. The Marktplatz is at the heart of the old town, but from what I can make out, based on the fact that one of the buildings overlooking the market place once formed a...

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  • House of Abraham Feinberg

    The half-timbered house with grey colored wood was the house of Abraham Feinberg. He was the head of the jewish community of Oberursel until its deportation and murder. Abraham Feinberg lived from 1863 to 1942 when he died as a result of an assault.A plate on the house commemorates Abraham Feinberg and the jewish citizens.

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  • Old city hall

    The old city hall was built in 1479 on the remnants of old gothic city gates. It was thought as a representative building above the old city market. As much of the city also the city hall burned down twice and was rebuilt in its todays form in 1659 to 1663 with an arrest cell in it foundation having place for 20 people.

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  • Artwork in town

    In the old town you will see artwork in several places. Have a look at the half-timbered houses aswell as for example in the arch of the old city hall.

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  • Church St. Ursula

    Since about a thousand years religious buildings have stood here. In the 15th century the church St. Ursula was built, starting with a tower which was used as guard and bell tower. The church was meant as a representative building showing the status of the city. Originally a smaller church from the 12th century stood here, which should have been...

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  • Hospitalkirche

    The Hospitalkirche is dedicated to St. Barbara and was built between 1720 and 1728 by local craftsmen. St. Barbara is the patron of the church, supported by St. Rochus who is patron of the hospitals.

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Oberursel Restaurants

  • Best beer and local food in Oberursel

    Very nice and big platters ! Perfect beer, brewed in situ... The sausges pan, good for 4 people, is fantastic. Also another friend had the pork chops and it was also delicious. Homemade bratwurst also is worth a try. But the beer, wow!

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  • Italian intead of German, Refreshing

    We ended up making this place one of our favorites. Not only could we sit outside on the covered patio, we ended up having a reserved table for the majority of our vist because we ate here so often. The owner was a delightful Italian who personally served us on all our visits, and who suggested meals and wines that complimented each other, our...

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  • Oldest Eatery in Oberursel

    Another typical biergarten. Long tables under trees with lights. Great atmosphere. Wonderful food. Traditional German fare, like you find in this region. Spaetzle, bratkartofflen, schnitzel. A very lovely place to hang out, I ate there often. The owner speaks English too which is very nice. My favorite dish is a local dish that I call Eggs in...

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Oberursel Transportation

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    by antistar Written Oct 25, 2011

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    The U-3 line runs out to Oberursel from Frankfurt. It takes about 30 minutes from centre to centre. It's not really an underground line any more by the time it reaches Oberursel, running as it does through open fields and down country highways. I think the rolling stock they use on the U-3 line is cleanest and newest in all Frankfurt.

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Oberursel Warnings and Dangers

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    by antistar Written Oct 25, 2011

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    There are some rougher, more "ghetto", parts to Oberursel, but they are a long way from the centre and not all that bad really. The centre is mostly charming old world Germany. On both my first visits I had complete strangers say hello to me as I passed. That's the kind of place Oberursel is.

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Oberursel Off The Beaten Path

  • Taunus

    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...

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  • Holocaust Memorial

    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,...

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