Kronberg im Taunus

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Victoria Park: View from Schiller Lake towards Kronberg Castle © Wolliballa

Victoria Park: View from Schiller Lake towards Kronberg Castle © Wolliballa

Kronberg im Taunus is a town in the Hochtaunuskreis district, Hesse. Before 1866, it was in the Duchy of Nassau; in that year the whole Duchy was absorbed into Prussia. Kronberg lies at the foot of the Taunus, flanked in the north and southwest by forests. A mineral water spring also rises in the town.

The biggest street festival in the Old Town (around Steinstraße) is the Thäler Kerb. Since 1967, when the Thäler Kerbe Club was founded, it has been and is still celebrated, always on Tuesday and Wednesday after the first Sunday in July (although in 2006, it was postponed until 11–12 July owing to the World Cup). During the two festival days, the Thäler Pärchen – the “king” and “queen” of the festival – Miss Bembel and the Thäler Bürgermeister, rule.

Schlosshotel Kronberg © dontworry Old part of Kronberg © Dontworry Town Hall - Villa Bonn © dontworry Street view in the old town © Dontworry Stadthalle (Event Centre) © dontworry Kronberg Castle and garden © dontworry Kronberg Castle main gate © dontworry Kronberg Castle and old town © MyName Victoria Park: View from Schiller Lake towards Kronberg Castle © Wolliballa
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Victoria Park: View from Schiller Lake towards Kronberg Castle © Wolliballa
Kronberg is home to several Headquarters to international firms, such as Accenture, Braun GmbH (Gillette), Celanese and Fidelity. Kronberg is known best of all for its sweet chestnuts and strawberry fields; there are also a few Streuobstwiesen, meadows that also support a variety of different fruit trees. There are Mineral springs in the Kronthal

In 1946, the Papal Mission for Displaced Persons in Germany was moved to Kronberg by Pope Pius XII. The apostolic visitor and leader of the institution was the Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, USA Aloisius Muench, who was of German heritage. His spiritual guidance mandate included caring for those who had fled or been driven out of Eastern Europe. Until the summer of 1949, he organized from Kronberg the transport of about 950 goods wagons full of Papal aid supplies to Germany. He was also supported by the US Government; before taking his position in Kronberg, he received from US Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson the document of appointment as liaison commissioner for religious affairs to the US military government in Germany. Through his contacts in the USA Muench arranged a formidable flow of donations into destruction-stricken Germany.

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