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Photoresk International MeetUp!
Medieval Christmas Market and Photo Exhibition
Alexandra, a long-time-member of Photoresk Brussels, moved to Germany a while ago and has now invited the group:
"Come to the Medieval Christmas Market (http://www.mittelalterlicher-markt-siegburg.de/web/mittelalterlicher_markt/01121/) in Siegburg, near Cologne, and also come enjoy my photo exhibition on 'diversity'."
What a wonderful idea! There are a lot of great opportunities for photos around the place... the market stalls are mostly lit by candlelight at night, and there are jugglers and singers and a blacksmith... The Christmas market is very popular; we will go on the first weekend - Saturday 3rd December.
It will not only be the Christmas market, but we will also see portraits in an exhibition (http://bosbeerphotos.com/ausstellung-vielfalt/) and perhaps take some more portraits to build on the theme.
Here are OPTIONS for you:
ICE trains are going from Brussels directly to Siegburg, but also a stopover in Cologne is possible.
Day-trip on Saturday:
Leaving Brussels in the morning, going directly to Siegburg to see the expo and the market, and returning at around 21:00 to Brussels.
Weekend in Siegburg and Cologne:
Overnight stay in Cologne after Siegburg, having some time there for sightseeing, market, dinner, and returning Sunday. Hotels tend to have good rates on weekends.
The fare starts at only 38 euro for the round-trip on the ICE train, but also car-sharing could be an option.
For those going by train, the group will leave at 10:25 from Midi arriving in Siegburg at 12:45. For return, there is a direct ICE train from Siegburg to Midi at 19.22. You can also check the various Thalys options.