Weißkirchen - The gateway to Oberursel
Weisskirchen - The gateway to Oberursel
Weisskirchen lies on the town border to Frankfurt and is therefore the gateway to Oberursel. Surrounded by agricultural fields and orchards, Weisskirchen is characterized by its quality of life.
In particular, the connection to public transport (subway, suburban railway and city bus) as well as the central location make the suburb a sought-after residential area.
But also the diverse and traditional association life contributes to the attractiveness of Weisskirchen and promotes the cohesion and sense of community of the population. The Catholic parish of St. Crutzen and the Protestant Reconciliation parish, which maintain ecumenical contacts, also contribute to this.
Particularly noteworthy is the child and youth care in the municipal and church institutions as well as the youth work in the associations and the youth club. This makes Weisskirchen particularly attractive for young families.
But also with innovative ideas (for example the weekly market which takes place regularly) the quality of life in Weisskirchen is constantly improved.
Information on the history of Weisskirchen.
1171/1191 - first mentioning "Wizenkirchen"
Lacking any exact historical data, it is assumed that Weisskirchen has existed as a place since 818. From written sources and from its name, it can be concluded that the church belonging to a wealthy lord of the manor was situated in the village of Weisskirchen in around 1170.
1860 - railway "Homburger Bahn"
Begun in 1836, the avenue built to link Homburg and Hoechst, Chaussee Homburg-Hoechst, which still passes right through the centre of the village linked, the purely farming village to its further surroundings. Since the opening of the railway line linking Frankfurt and Homburg in 1860 (urban railway since 1978) and the tramline linking Frankfurt and Hohemark (1910), the structure of the population of Weisskirchen has changed.
1991 - Industrial settlements
Industrial settlements were attracted by the connection of the village to the inter-regional traffic network which must surely have played a role in the decision to settle here by companies such as the „1. Süddeutsche Ceresinfabrik" (first South German ceresin factory) (1891 to 1988, today Mazda Motors). The mills of the village, including the bewitched mill „Obermuehle" remained operable for a long time, some even into the 20th century.
The water tower of the "1. Süddeutsche Ceresinfabrik" built in 1942, was declared a protected monument in 1988. The restored ruins of St. Johannis church, reconstructed around 1670, are also protected. The former court lime tree of Weisskirchen is protected under the nature conservation scheme.
1972 - Incorporation
Under the threat compulsory incorporation of the community into Oberursel (Taunus) within the framework of the land reform of the state of Hessen, Weisskirchen decided to begin incorporation negotiations with the city of Oberursel (Taunus). The border amendment contract came into effect on 01.04.1972. - The last mayor of Weisskirchen was Albert Jung. Since the incorporation, he has been chief councillor of the city of Oberursel (Taunus).