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"Frankfurt's Prettiest Suburb" Oberursel by antistar

Oberursel Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 54 photos

I first came to Oberursel in July. It was freezing cold, raining and just about typical of Frankfurt's summer that never was in 2011. The second time I came, a few months later in October, it was sunny and warm and touching 20 degrees after a balmy weekend of sunbathing on the Main river. Though clouds did move in towards the end of the day to spoil the only pictures I took of the town.

Oberursel is not really famous for anything, but it does have a pretty old town and its location in the Taunus on the edge of Frankfurt gives you good views of the mountains and the city skyline if you know where to look. It's also a convenient jumping off point for trips to the Taunus mountains. The end of the U3 underground line that passes through the town is the start of trips (and buses) up to the highest point.

Perhaps the only thing I can think of that Oberursel is famous for, is being the scene of an infamous murder. During the crisis years that Germany was plagued by the Baader-Meinhof Red Army Faction terrorists, a banker was shot dead in Oberursel during a botched kidnapping attempt. That scene was played out in the movie: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, a tense German crime thriller that is definitely worth watching.

  • Last visit to Oberursel: Oct 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2016 at 11:52 PM

    Tim, I enjoyed reading your tips on Oberursel. I've been to Oberursel many times (no wonder, since I live just down the road) but never thought to make a VT page about it.

    • antistar's Profile Photo
      Dec 18, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      Thanks! I doubt anyone would ever visit it for a holiday, but I had some nice pictures I wanted to upload somewhere :).

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Awesome page about Oberursel! Wonderful & detailed tips! Have worked there w/medical home care, well, a hundred years ago. Thanks for stopping by that Bonames page.

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