Aachen Christmas Market Trip
Friday 24th November – Sunday 26th November
Students visited the Aachen Christmas market in Germany on the most hard-core trip of the year! Leaving Ratton at 11.30pm on Friday evening and travelling through the night, they arrived in Aachen on Saturday morning just in time for the opening of the Christmas market and shops! Aachen is one of the top ten Christmas markets in Europe and the students weren’t disappointed. With over 100 twinkling wooden chalets spread out across the market place, the students browsed the handicrafts on sale and traditional delicacies before sampling lebkuchen (traditional Christmas ginger cakes). The group couldn’t leave without a visit to the famous Lindt factory where they purchased their advent calendars and Christmas Lindt chocolate gifts. There was also the opportunity to visit the picturesque Cathedral and Town Hall in the historic centre of Aachen. At 5.30pm it was time to start the journey home with festive singing on the coach by both students and staff! They finally arrived back in Eastbourne at 1am on Sunday morning!