Passage from the Marktplatz to St. Ursula Church

Oberursel, or Oberursel (Taunus), is a small city in Hesse. The city is in the area of the Taunus mountain range in Hesse, Germany located north of Frankfurt.


Historic Rathaus (town hall)
Half-timbered building on the Marktplatz

The highlight of Oberursel is its Altstadt (old town area) which consists of a residential area having many half-timbered houses with the historic Markplatz on its east side. The streets Strackgasse and Vorstadt connect Markplatz to the more modern shopping district along a pedstrian mall. As you walk the streets Strackgasse and Vorstadt towards the Marktplatz, you will notice that the buildings become older as a transition from modern to medieval.

Get in

By train

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.

Get around

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.





The street Vorstadt is a pedestrian mall lined with shops.


There a number of eating places along the Vorstadt pedestrian mall as well as on some of its side streets.


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