The highlight of Oberursel is its Altstadt (old town area), a residential area with many half-timbered houses. On its east side is the historic Marktplatz (market place). The streets Strackgasse and Vorstadt connect Marktplatz to the more modern shopping district along a pedestrian mall. As you walk Strackgasse and Vorstadt towards the Marktplatz, you will notice that the buildings become older as they transition from modern to medieval.
- U-Bahn: Take line U3, direction Oberursel (Taunus)-Hohemark, getting off at Oberursel (Taunus) Altstadt. The train leaves Frankfurt Willi-Brandt-Platz every 15 minutes; the trip duration is 33 minutes. From the U-Bahn station, walk along Hohemarkstraße to Eppsteinerstraße to Marktplatz (distance about 450 metres).
- S-Bahn: Take line S-5, direction Friedrichsdorf Bahnhof, getting off at Oberursel (Taunus) Bahnhof. The train leaves Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof every 15 minutes; the trip duration is 17 minutes. Once you arrive at Oberursel (Taunus) Bahnhof, you can either transfer to the U-Bahn for 2 stops or walk 1 km. along Feldbergstraße and Eppsteinerstraße to Marktplatz.
The RMV website has schedules. For 2-5 people travelling together on a day trip from Frankfurt, the RMV group day ticket (Gruppentageskarte) is more economical and more convenient that using single trip tickets.
Walking is the preferred method of getting around as the Altstadt and central shopping district are both within a kilometre of the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations.
Marktplatza square with many half-timbered buildings.
Fountain in the square
Statue of a jester and a woman on a muleThe woman is being paraded riding backwards on a mule on Shrove Tuesday as a medieval punishment for striking her husband.
address: Ursula-Gasse15th century, late Gothic
- Many half-timbered houses located behind the Rathaus and around St. Ursula Church.
Memorial to the holocaust victims from Oberursal
EpinayplatzA modern square near the Vorstadt pedestrian mall with a fountain around a glass pyramid structure containing an elevator shaft.
- Brunnenfest - The fountain festival in early summer is one of the largest folk festivals in the Hochtaunuskreis district attracting visitors from the entire Rhine-Main region.
phone: +49 6171 54370address: Ackergasse 13German food and strong beer.
phone: +49 6171 5000address: Zimmersmühlenweg 35
phone: +49 6171 9200address: Hohemarkstr. 168
phone: +49 6171 2769-0address: Königsteiner Straße 29The Dorint Hotel in Oberursel is surrounded by a 100,000 m² hotel-owned historical park.