The globe-trotting actors – and their six children – have left their French home of five months and arrived in Germany, where locals expect them to stay throughout the fall.
They have swapped their chateau and vineyard in the south of France for a villa south of Berlin. Their posh new address? The Palais Parkschloss on Wannsee Lake.
The whole family (including twins Vivienne and Knox, who were born in France) arrived in Berlin Tuesday afternoon on a private plane.
“Brad lifted the kids out of the plane and brought them to the transporter,” an eyewitness told PEOPLE. “I saw him lift out Shiloh and Zahara.”
Pitt, 44, is in town to film Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards.
The family’s new home is nearly 30,000 square feet and includes a boat dock and a helicopter pad. (Tom Cruise was rumored to have bought the villa when it was auctioned off in July 2007.)
It is not clear if Jolie and Pitt – who signed a longterm lease on the French estate – have purchased the property or are simply renting.
The family will have about three weeks to settle in before papa Pitt begins filming.
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