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Six ways the winter is worse in Germany

Published: 03 Apr 2013 16:14 GMT+02:00

Many languages have phrases, sayings and rules of thumb concerning weather and seasons, but few can be as irritating when fighting an inside-out umbrella in the wind as April macht was er will - April does what it likes.

This cute little saying does nothing to brighten up a grumpy Tuesday which started with sunshine, creating irresistible temptation to leave the hat and scarf at home - and which then proceeded in a flash to turn to sleet.

Even keen gardeners can find it difficult to crack a smile when some smart German says Aprilschnee bringt Gras und Klee - April snow brings grass and clover. This does not compensate for having wet socks - again.

Take a look at our list of six more particularly German ways of dealing with the winter that refuses to die.

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