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April 28, 2017 - Snowfall

April 28, 2017 – Snowfall

End of April: It is shortly before “Beltane” – the day where the summer is introduced – but in Southern Germany it looks like Middle of January. Even the days are already long, there is a grey twilight all the day. Its snowing and raining for days, temperature always close to zero. In the Black [...]

The Oldest Mountain Weather Observatory Of The World And A Weather Trail

The Oldest Mountain Weather Observatory Of The World And A Weather Trail

60 kilometres south-west of Bavarian’s capital Munich is not only one of the oldest observatories  but also one of the most important high-tech weather stations of our days. The Hohen Peissenberg is a nearly 1000 metres high mountain with a spectacular view. The mountain is situated in front of the Alps and many peaks could [...]

Dangerous Storm - Berlin And Brandenburg, Germany, March 17, 2017

Dangerous Storm – Berlin And Brandenburg, Germany, March 17, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, an unexpected storm hit the capital Berlin and Brandenburg. The wind freshed up after noon and lasted till afternoon. A wind gust with 100 km/h was registered. The Fire starters got over 300 calls. Damage in the city was limited but in the surrounding Brandenburg the storm caused a tragic event [...]

Winterstorm - Severe Weather In The Bavarian Alps, January 7-8, 2017

Winterstorm – Severe Weather In The Bavarian Alps, January 7-8, 2017

January 2017 began with very cold temperatures in Middle Europe. In some places it was 20 degrees below zero. Then it became warmer and in Upper Bavaria and in the Alps there was heavy snowfall. In Mittenwald, which is very close to the Austrian-German border, there was a mass of snow. Snow began falling on [...]

Frost - Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Early December 2016

Frost – Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Early December 2016

December 2016 was a dry month in many parts of Germany except the North-East. There was also very little snow in many regions. However another weather phenomenon created fascinating sceneries: hoar frost. After some warmer periods there was ground frost and air frost in the early days of December. It was the right condition for [...]

April 28, 2017 – Snowfall
April 28, 2017 - Snowfall

End of April: It is shortly before “Beltane” – the day where the summer is introduced – but in Southern Germany it looks like Middle of January. Even the days are already long, there is a grey twilight all the day. Its snowing and raining for days, temperature always close to zero. In the Black [...]

The Oldest Mountain Weather Observatory Of The World And A Weather Trail
The Oldest Mountain Weather Observatory Of The World And A Weather Trail

60 kilometres south-west of Bavarian’s capital Munich is not only one of the oldest observatories  but also one of the most important high-tech weather stations of our days. The Hohen Peissenberg is a nearly 1000 metres high mountain with a spectacular view. The mountain is situated in front of the Alps and many peaks could [...]

Dangerous Storm – Berlin And Brandenburg, Germany, March 17, 2017
Dangerous Storm - Berlin And Brandenburg, Germany, March 17, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, an unexpected storm hit the capital Berlin and Brandenburg. The wind freshed up after noon and lasted till afternoon. A wind gust with 100 km/h was registered. The Fire starters got over 300 calls. Damage in the city was limited but in the surrounding Brandenburg the storm caused a tragic event [...]

Winterstorm – Severe Weather In The Bavarian Alps, January 7-8, 2017
Winterstorm - Severe Weather In The Bavarian Alps, January 7-8, 2017

January 2017 began with very cold temperatures in Middle Europe. In some places it was 20 degrees below zero. Then it became warmer and in Upper Bavaria and in the Alps there was heavy snowfall. In Mittenwald, which is very close to the Austrian-German border, there was a mass of snow. Snow began falling on [...]

Frost – Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Early December 2016
Frost - Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Early December 2016

December 2016 was a dry month in many parts of Germany except the North-East. There was also very little snow in many regions. However another weather phenomenon created fascinating sceneries: hoar frost. After some warmer periods there was ground frost and air frost in the early days of December. It was the right condition for [...]

Mist On A Lake – November 9, 2016
Mist On A Lake - November 9, 2016

November is often seen as boring month (for photographers) due to a lot of grey and dull days. Daylight is also very limited. However this time of the year is often underestimated. There are wonderful plays of colors and many different moods with colored leaves, intense sunsets and fascinating meteorological phenomena. The lower light can [...]

BURNING SKIES – Oct 3, 2016
BURNING SKIES - Oct 3, 2016

October 3, a public holiday in Germany, ended in the Havelland, west of Berlin, with a spectacular afterglow. After a long period of unusual warm and dry days in August and September in Middle Europe, which led to a drought, the first showers occurred on Oct 2, 2016 in the capital region. Temperatures fell and [...]

SHEET LIGHTNING: VIDEO BERLIN, AUGUST 28, 2016
SHEET LIGHTNING: VIDEO BERLIN, AUGUST 28, 2016

Summer 2016 in Middle Europe: another year with new temperature records. August 28 was an extremely hot day in Berlin with temperatures over 34 C. Already the day before there had been some severe thunderstorms in Western Germany. A cold front was coming in from the west and in the afternoon the German Weather Service [...]

Mammatus Clouds, Sankt Peter Ording, March 28, 2016
Mammatus Clouds, Sankt Peter Ording, March 28, 2016

The extraordinary weather patterns in “Nordfriesland” – the flat landscape situated at the Northern Sea close to Denmark – inspired artists, writers and painters. ” Der Schimmelreiter”, a famous drama and ghost story by Theodor Storm, is set against the backdrop of the wilderness of the Northern Sea with its murderous storm floods. The amazing [...]

CLEAR AUTUMN SKY AND A KITE FESTIVAL IN STÖLLN, BRANDENBURG, GERMANY (VIDEO)
CLEAR AUTUMN SKY AND A KITE FESTIVAL IN STÖLLN, BRANDENBURG, GERMANY  (VIDEO)

End of September is a good time for kites. Sunday, September 27, was a day with a clear blue autumn sky and some wind. Compared to the heat-wave in Summer September and October was cold in Middle-Europe. It was also not much rain. The drought which lasts now for months became a problem for some [...]