Berlin in particular turned into a vast snowscape, with all parts of the city from Treptower Park to Alexanderplatz coated in a growing amount of white.
The day has a historic average temperature of 8 degrees, according to Accuweather.com, in contrast to today's high temperature of 3 degrees and low temperature of -4 degrees.
Pedestrians brave the snow by foot and bike in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain.Credit: DPA
Berlin's Neptune Fountain near Alexanderplatz is coated with a layer of frost. Credit: DPA
A crow picks at the ice with its beak on Berlin's Landwehrkanal.
A determined child cyclist pedaling through a park in Cologne. Credit: DPA
In Hanover, a light layer of ice can be seen on a linden flower. Credit: DPA