Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Category Archives: Aachen

A visit of Vaalserberg (Three-Country point)

Three-Country Point
Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Netherlands and Belgium. Aachen is situated at the middle of Europe and it is great place to travel and finding interesting places to visit.  More than 4 months has been passed and I visited many places near to the Aachen. From which I like the most is Vaalserberg. Read more »

Sports Lovers in Aachen

Volleyball has always been one of my favorite sports. Even though, I am not so good at it but I always spare some time to cherish this hobby somehow since my elementary school. When I came to Aachen, I was happy to find many volleyball clubs and sports events organized throughout the year by university or other organizations. RWTH Aachen University also has their well established sports complex where you can do all kinds of sports activities and every Monday, I go there for volleyball. I have also joined a small mixed volleyball club called “Beta-Blocker” and we frequently participate in some volleyball competitions on weekends. I am happy to say that we make a good, well balanced team. Read more »

Euro cup fever in Aachen…

If you want to experience the craziness of German fans towards football, then Euro cup is the best time. Some even think that Euro cup championship is tougher than the World Cup football matches and it seems true in every sense. And if you are staying in Germany, then you can not stay away from all this fun. It all starts at least 15-20 days before the start of league matches. You can notice the German flags on the cars and German flag colors spreading on many products from toilet papers to chocolates in Super markets. Read more »

My First Visit To Aachen…..Germany

It was on a one fine day that Dr Ramakar Jha , suddenly called me up and asked me whether I have my passport or not and after a pause I said yeah…I do…He instantly asked me whether I am interested in going to Germany for a project and I said a yes without even thinking…He then send me the details of the Prof i.e Dr Klaus Baier with the details of the project .I soon got an invitation from the Prof himself .I even got the contact ID of two Indian PhD students working under him i.e Shikhar and Hemant. I contacted them, had thousands of queries regarding my project and more about the place and its culture ,its food habits  ,the winter and many more .I was very excited since it was my first visit out of india and that to all alone, away from home, away from family.I was damn excited and a bit nervous too. Finally my journey began…the day arrived and I left for Aachen. Read more »

Dear Winter, You’re Late

Every one living in the Northern hemisphere of our planet can relate to the topic of this article. Winter is late and seems to be stronger than ever. When all of December and January went away without sub-zero temperatures and snow, I gave up on seeing snow again this year. I was looking forward to it because now since I am used to it, I would have enjoyed it more. Read more »