In Oberursel (Taunus) you can’t go past the Altstadt or the Old Town to get an authentic taste of local culture. Stroll around the pedestrian-only streets to your heart’s content as you take in the exquisite architecture, the old-world charm, and the hospitable atmosphere.
The Main Tower is an attraction that draws quite a number of visitors. If you’re looking for historical architecture, head for the St. Paul’s Church or the Emperor’s Church. You’ll know more about its history as you take in its grandeur at close range.
Oberursel has a number of museums to take care of your insatiable quest for local history. The Goethe Home and Museum should certainly be at the top of your list. The Archaeological Museum houses pre-historic stuff that will certainly have you awed with its fascinating antiquity. Visit the Jewish Museum and come away with new knowledge that you didn’t know existed.
Oberursel’s charm is doubled in the great outdoors. What better way to experience that than among flora and fauna. Head for the local Zoo to spend a lovely day visiting the wildlife. The Palm Gardens is a great venue to simply relax and smell the flowers.
Also, the town is ideal for biking, hiking, or even simply strolling around with wonderful views all around. This is being supported by the fact that it enjoys warmer weather and less rain throughout the year due to its climate friendly location behind the gorgeous Taunus Mountains.
For some real outdoor adventure you need to hit the slopes. Take the road to the picturesque Grosser Feldburg im Taunus. The Taunus Mountains is a slice of paradise with great skiing and other winter sport facilities such as tobaggoning and snowboarding to suit everyone. Even if you’re not into that sort of thing there’s plenty to enjoy just sitting around.
For a taste of cultural action plan your visit in July when the Brunnenfest kicks in. This is the Fountain festival that goes way back in time and is an epitome of the German way of life. Enjoy a wonderful combination of fairs, dance, music, kid’s activities, and spectacular fireworks. :-)