Saturday, 2 July 2011

Postcard from ... Oberursel

We live in a small village near Oberursel (Taunus), Germany.  The old town is quite well-preserved.  I have no idea what this little church on Strackgasse is called...

But there is this rather thought-provoking memorial to the town's inhabitants killed by National Socialists in the war along side the church in a very peaceful spot ... and there is a full list of names, dates and where they died (Auschwitz, Buchenwald, etc...)

The building with the archway is the old town hall

As seen from the other side!

The market place - with Saturday market in full swing.

Half-timbered buildings around the church at the top of the altstadt.

Looking up to St Ursula's church from the east side of the market.

Last but not least, the Oberursel brewery - definitely on our list to visit one weekend this summer!!

Just opposite the brewery was a wool shop - I went straight inside!!  No photos, sorry, but I did buy some yarn for a future project and had a nice chat with the owner!


  1. I loved your postcard! Beautiful, familiar scenes, I was an exchange student in Germany and have been back to visit twice, not for a long time though. Very excited that my German friends will be on a plane next week to visit us. Thanks for your stories and photos x

  2. What a lovely place! I love the buildings. Looks like it was a gorgeous day for wandering about. How fortuitous that there was a wool shop across the way from the brewery. Did it have a good selection of wool?

  3. It's so quaint and lovely. Will there be laderhosen in your immediate future? ;D

  4. Hi Fiona! What a lovely little village. I had never thought about the connection that is really obvious with the half timbered buildings and the popular Tudor style in Britain. There must have been lots of German settlers in Britain. I loved the cobblestones too and the little market. How exciting to find the wool shop and just have time on a sunny day to explore!

  5. What a beautiful place. It just looks so quaint and I love the streets. I want a patio in my back yard to look just like those streets! I can't wait to see your new yarn purchase! And those little lavender bags in your last post...adorable.

    Cindy Bee