21. Sept. - 10. October ... Kirsten and Jared in Germany

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Finally, after a long, but thankfully uneventful flight, Jared and Kirsten emerged from Customs at Frankfurt airport ...... looking tired but incredibly well!!!!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). After arriving home in Weinheim and quickly settling in, everyone hopped in the car and did a little tour around where we live ..... here Jared and Kirsten at Hirschhorn Castle ......
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... after leaving Hirschhorn, we headed to Heidelberg, always a favourite ..... Jared and Kirsten with the famous Heidelberg Castle in the background .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... walking around this lovely old City makes one thirsty, so everyone enjoyed a cool drink and some nourishment, before continuing on .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... continuing the tour, we stopped at the Castle and had a look around .... here Jared and Kirsten with Natasha and her boyfriend, Lukas .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Monday saw Jared and Kirsten leave to visit Berlin .......... and some famous landmarks ...... here the Berlin Wall .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... the Holocaust Memorial .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ...... the Brandenburg Gate ......
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... Kirsten with a couple of ‘locals’ .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... and of course, the Reichstag (German Parliament) .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... we made a trip to Regensburg (Bavaria), to visit Thomas’ mum and celebrate Jared and Claudia’s birthdays ..... here at the famous Wurstkuche (Sausage Kitchen), enjoying the local specialities ...... .... the beautiful Regensburg Cathedral ....
 
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... of course while here, it was Oktoberfest ..... so a trip to Munich to experience it, was essential .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and Jared got right in the mood ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ..... then it was off to Paris for Jared and Kirsten, where they spent a few days and had a great time ...... here a picture of their Hotel .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ....... of course, no trip to Paris is complete without visiting Moulin Rouge .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... once back in Germany, a trip to Sinsheim Technical Museum, which houses both a Concorde and Russian Tupulev .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here a photo of Jared, Kirsten and Cynthia ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... on Jared and Kirsten’s second last night here, we managed to get everyone together for a wonderful dinner at Deibsloch ...... photographed here from left to right, Tash, Lukas, Lukas’ sister Jana and mum, Barbara, Thomas, Cynthia, Kirsten, Jared, Carola, Philip, Claudia and Valentin ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... on their last day in Germany, we went to Europa Park ..... and among other attractions enjoyed the Viking Ship ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... while there Thomas won a Pug dog for Jared and Kirsten ..... here Jared proudly photographed with ‘Mopsy’ ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... sadly the day after Jared and Kirsten went back to Melbourne, but it was wonderful to have them here for 3 weeks and show them around .... we hope they also enjoyed their time and took away with them some great memories ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Remark Thomas: as Cynthia has written all text, she didn't include a photo of her and Jared ... so here it is!