The Christmas market at Schloss Oberstein on the first weekend of advent exceeded all expectations of the club by far. At times it was difficult to find a way to the numerous exhibitors in the castle. The beverage and food stalls were tightly occupied, the delicacies from the Flammlachs to the Wildburger and the Glühbier to the children's punch found rapid sales. The logistics behind the scene presented great challenges to the club, but they could be mastered sovereign.
The organizing team agreed on Sunday evening that the effort was definitely worth it again.
The season 2019 at Schloss Oberstein has begun on 2 April 2019. Necessary repairs were done during the hibernation, various painting work was carried out and Castle Oberstein invites again to visit. From 2 April, the castle can be visited between 11:00 and 17:00 during the familiar opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday. During the holiday months of July and August, the castle is also open on Mondays from 11.00 to 17.00. The first highlight of the season will be the Forest Spring Festival on April 28, 2019 at Schloss Oberstein. Further information follows.
February 22, 2019 will surely be remembered for a long time by many music lovers from the Idar-Oberstein area. The musicians of MAYBEBOP knew how to draw everyone in their spell on their second appearance - multiple standing ovations spoke their own language.
After the local a-capella formation @bast had made great efforts to tune the audience to the top act, MAYBEBOP entered the stage at around 19:55 to sing together with the local heroes. Frenetic applause was the result, and so the musicians had the ideal preconditions to present their versatile and funny program. Sistemfeler reloaded so to say, garnished with new songs and, as already 2017, intonated in outstanding virtuosity. The audience was freaking out, three encores were enforced by the enthusiastic listeners. And so, after two and a half hours, you saw consistently satisfied and happy faces in the audience. MAYBEBOP promised to come back and we look forward to it!
The Christmas market at Schloss Oberstein had to suffer from the bad weather in 2018. Nevertheless, and maybe because of it, we were able to welcome numerous visitors to the castle. In addition to the diverse range of exhibitors from the region our visitors could strengthen themselves on many food and beverage stands. At times there was hardly any getting through in our historic castle.
Thanks to the leadership of our two chairmen Ralph Effgen and Michael Dietz, as well as our numerous helpers, a smooth operation was ensured. Also the performances of different music groups contributed decisively to the Christmas flair. A highlight was certainly the handover of a donation of 500 euros by the IT system house Thome.
It was a perfect setting for the charity concert of the women's choir "Cantabile" in favor of the victims of the flooding in the Fischbachtal. Far more than one hundred visitors came to Schloss Oberstein to listen to the well known choir.
And they were not disappointed. Relaxed and humorous as always, the twenty women presented a mixed program of well-known choral classics, followed by modern singing interpretations up to a rousing solo performance with a song by Ina Müller under the direction of Bettina Wegmann.