Europe 1997

In July 1997 we were once again off to Europe - this time a quick visit to Robert's cousin Ulrich Weissler in Bournemouth, England, then onto Germany to visit friends and family, to Switzerland to re-visit our honeymoon spot of Grindelwald, and finally a foray into France to see a time-trial stage of the Tour de France.  A few photos follow; click here for Liza's trip journal.

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Robert with Ulrich Weissler in
Bournemouth, England

Robert with Ulrich's dog Jacko

Robert with Ilse and Christian
Lux on the Alte Brücke in
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg castle

View from the castle

The Ried family in Weilheim/Teck

Robert and Liza with Katje and
Martin on the Limburg

Katja shows Robert her
rabbit, Schneeflocken

Vierzehnheiligen, a pilgrimage
church a short drive from Nürnberg

Robert with Bärbel and Johannes
Weissler at Kloster Banz, across
the valley from Vierzehnheiligen

On the train from Nürnberg
to Munich, contemplating the
train's final destination (Zagreb)

In Munich, Robert is
overshadowed by the

Outside of Munich, we attended the
Kaltenberger Ritterturnier
, a
medieval festival complete with

Robert tries his hand at archery

Robert and Liza enjoying some beer
in the Biergarten at the Ritterturnier

Robert with Hans Prugger at the
Grosshesselohe Biergarten, near
Pullach overlooking the Isar River

Robert on the train station in
Grindelwald, Switzerland,
where we honeymooned in 1984

Liza on the trail hiking down
the Grindelwald First

Robert a little further down
the trail

A view of the Wetterhorn
from outside Grindelwald

View from the balcony of
our room in Grindelwald

A day at the Tour de France
in St Etienne, France - here Erik
Zabel of Deutsche Telekom
warms up for the time trial

The eventual winner of the
maillot jaune, 23-year-old Jan
Ullrich of Deutsche Telekom,
at the start of the time trial

The time trial starting line,
now empty, signifies the
end of our trip