"Frankfurt's Prettiest Suburb" Oberursel by antistar

Oberursel Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 51 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
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (7)

Comments (1)

  • 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.


“Treat hosts like your girlfriend, and never tell them how wonderful the last one was.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 6
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 5 2

Badges & Stats in Oberursel

  • 7 Reviews
  • 8 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 244PageViews

Have you been to Oberursel?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Oberursel

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)