IN PICS: Snow falls thick and fast in southern Germany

As the thermometer in parts of Germany dipped down to zero over the weekend, Instagram came alive with beautiful winter shots.

IN PICS: Snow falls thick and fast in southern Germany
Photo: DPA

It's not December yet, but already parts of the country have received their second snowfall of the year, and first of November.

This meant that many Germans awoke on Monday to see that their surroundings had suddenly turned all white.

As this woman found out to her delight…


A photo posted by Frau Hölle Studio (@frauhoelle) on Nov 6, 2016 at 7:46am PST

26cm of fresh white powder fell on Zugspitze in Bavaria, Germany's highest mountain, which no doubt helped this person with their arduous climb. 


A photo posted by Marcel Höche (@macy_pacy) on Nov 6, 2016 at 3:19am PST

While on Hesse's highest mountain Rhön, these frozen berries were subjected to a light snowy dusting of 2cm.


A photo posted by @rhoenhexe on Nov 6, 2016 at 11:54pm PST

Snow fell as far north as Saxony-Anhalt's Harz mountain range. This photo was taken at Brocken, its highest mountain, standing 1,142m above sea level.


A photo posted by Bettina (@bettinas1306) on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:10am PST

The snow didn't only fall in the mountains over the weekend, with many parts of Bavaria, Baden Württemburg and Hesse turning into miniature winter wonderlands.

Germany's Black Forest region was one of those which turned white.

The bovine population of the southwestern town of Isny in the Allgäu weren't best pleased…

Photo: DPA.

…and It was a bad time to be a pumpkin in Baden-Württemburg. These poor Jack O' Lanterns were left out in the cold.

Photo: DPA.

But it was a good time to be a dog in Bavaria. “Paddy”, the bearded collie, enjoyed the Sunday snow in the Bavarian town of Lengenfeld.

Photo: DPA.

This snowman made the most of things in the Bavarian village of Oberjoch…

…and this one played it cool in Schwangau, Bavaria.


A photo posted by Melanie Kerpf (@melaniekerpf) on Nov 6, 2016 at 1:16pm PST

In many higher locations in the south, the temperature fell below zero degrees in the early hours of Monday morning. However, this cold spell wasn't felt as much in the north of Germany where temperatures lingered at around 6 degrees.

It wasn't all fun and games though, as the snow caused traffic delays around the Black Forest area and in Bavaria.

A snowplow clears roads in Bavaria. Photo: DPA.

According to the German Meteorological Service, southern regions such as the Black Forest and Allgäu are set to see another helping of snow this week, with more than 10cm of powder possible.

And nighttime temperatures will stay between 1 and 6 degrees, falling below 0 in higher spots.

So why not grab yourself a Glühwein, get gemütlich and follow The Local's 8 Tips to help you survive the harsh German winter.



A photo posted by @cocco_cane on Nov 6, 2016 at 5:46am PST

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