Past Meetup

Explore Aachen - international Photoresk meetup

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Hauptbahnhof

Bahnhofplatz 2a · Aachen

How to find us

Brussels: in front of Starbucks

Location image of event venue

Details

Update: those who are taking the train from Brussels:

We meet from 10:30 in front of Starbucks at Gare Central, taking the train at 11:00.

The most economic option is the Belgium rail pass 76,00€ for 10 rides to any station in Belgium (=5 persons for the return). It can be used by multiple persons. Additionally, we need tickets from the Belgium Border to Aachen and back.

We will get one or more passes, use the discussion below if you want to use this offer.

The trains:
Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8813003&) to Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&) 11:00 departure 12:37 arrival

Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&) - Aachen 12:42 departure 12:56 arrival

Aachen - Welkenraedt departure 18:04 arrival 18:18

Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&) to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8813003&)19:09 departure 20:55 arrival

In Aachen, the Photoresk groups from Cologne and Aachen will join us - it will be an truly international meetup!
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Let's explore Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle / Aken) together with some Photoresk Cologne members. Aachen has a wonderful old centre, as well as some odd more recent architecture. Street shots, architecture, portraits, photos of each other - let's see what we can shoot.

Here's the link to the Cologne MeetUp page: https://www.meetup.com/photoreskcologne/events/240176994/

We make the train ride part of our journey, but we have to book the train tickets in two sections - a very convenient and affordable way to visit Germany!

Brussels -> Welkenraedt which is the last stop before the German border, would allow people to use either

a) rail pass which has 10 rides making each journey (anywhere in Belgium) 7,60€
b) the multi-trip Belgian national tickets or the Belgian internet - special, 22€ return,
c) Aachen weekend ticket of Belgian Rail

Welkenraedt -> Aachen, crossing the border (YOU MAY NEED YOUR ID, SCHENGEN VISA) 8,40€ return

The trains in detail:

From Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8813003&) to Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&)

11:00 dep 12:37 arr duration 1:37

From Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&) to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
19:09 dep 20:55 arr duration 1:46

Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&) - Aachen

Departure 12:42 Arrival 12:56 (duration 0:14)

Aachen - Welkenraedt (http://www.belgianrail.be/Station.ashx?lang=en&stationId=8844503&)
Aachen 18:04 > Welkenraedt 18:18 / Welkenraedt 19:06 > Brussels 20:55.

We will gather together in a cafe in the afternoon to look at pictures and to refresh ourselves. Looking forward to seeing you all then!