I'm particularly excited about this since my husband and I actually speak German. Or rather, he speaks German very well, and I can comprehend/read it and muddle through in conversation. My husband is Australian, but his mom emigrated from Austria and his dad from Germany, so he grew up in a little German-speaking community in Sydney. When he and his sister were kids, his mom took them on several long visits to the little village in the Tyrolean Alps where she was raised - that's where he first learned to ski. He still has many relatives there; in 2005, he and I went on a 3-week trip to Austria and I got to meet some of them.
|The village of Ebbs, where my husband's relatives live
|Even tiny villages in Austria have gorgeous churches! This is the local church in Ebbs.
|Hiking in the Alps near Hintertux, Austria
|My husband Robert on a ridge in the Dachstein Alps
|Singing the Mozart Requiem in Innsbruck