About Marion and Alfred

We both are from Bavaria in the South of Germany. Before we started this journey in 2010, we had lived in Kaufbeuren, which is 80 kilometers southwest of Munich and closed to the famous castle Neuschwanstein and the German Alps. We have an adult daughter and we had a lot of foster children from various countries, like Mongolia or Serbia. Some stayed just few weeks with us, but we got a half Turkish boy in the age of three years. He stayed with us till he became 21 years. Since August 2013 we are more than happy to be grandparents.

Besides children our passions are mountaineering and travelling. Untill 2010 we were several times in the Andes, in the Moroccan High Atlas, in the Himalayas, in the Pyrenees, and many other ranges. Of course we know many parts in the European Alps relatively well. We love hiking, moderate climbing, skiing and sledging. 

Marion is a Decorator. She did a lot of toy presentations. Alfred is an Engineer for Electronics. His focus was Development and Manufacturing in different areas, like Computers, Medical Devices or Automation.