Ave, dear Event Participants!
It’s almost time! The Giga-Event Project GeoXantike will open its doors next Saturday. With the first pre-event on Wednesday, the picnic on Thursday, Meet & Greet on Friday and the ten Star Events on Sunday, there will be plenty to discover in Xanten and our region. Here’s a quick summary of the latest news for you:
In order to maintain security, ticket sales ceased mid-May. However, due to the popularity of this event we’ve got together with the park to increase the number of day-tickets available. These will be sold at the park box office located at the event checkpoint – here and at the information booth of the TIX in the merchant’s mile we’ll also be offering the remaining event coins. Tickets and coins will of course only be available while stocks last.
The checkpoint is also the first port of call for those of you who pre-booked items: just present your printed receipt (PDF file attached to receipt email) to collect your tickets, T-shirts, coins, etc… Please bear in mind that our hard-working helpers won’t be able to hand over your ordered items without seeing a valid receipt, so please don’t forget to bring it along!
The checkpoint will be accessible on Friday from 16:00 to 18:30hrs, and on Saturday from 09:00 until 18:00hrs.
On the Saturday of the event the reviewer stall will be staffed by numerous volunteers between 09:00 and 16:00hrs. The stall will be located on the merchant’s mile in the event area, and the volunteers will be happy to answer your questions about geocaching.
Fans of coins and trackables will find plenty to discover – however, we’d like to remind you that there won’t be a swap-box at the event. For those of you wishing to exchange coins or TBs, we suggest that you approach interested cachers directly.
Here’s a reminder of the meeting places for the pre-booked guided tours:
– Both the Xanten tour and the cathedral tour will start at the Tourist Information Office in Xanten (about 1km away from the event site) N: 51° 39.687 E: 006° 27.148
– The Roman Museum Tour start at the entrance of the Roman museum in the park N: 51° 39.993 E: 006° 26.429
– The Parkführung start at the new entrance building of the Park inside the park N: 51° 39.962 E: 006° 27.058
Both evening events will be held in the partially reconstructed amphitheater of the APX. Here you can expect stone seats under the open sky, so for those of you who would prefer a little comfort, do as the ancient Romans did and bring a cushion or two (or perhaps even a towel in the event of wet weather!).
If you wish to take advantage of the Rhein Ferry upon arrival, or during your tour around Xanten, please note the ferry timetable: from 10:00 until 19:00hrs.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Your Organising Team from CacherTeamGeldern