With the growing coronavirus pandemic and strict social distancing measures, the year has not got off to a great start.
So just to top it all off, we've had flurries of snow and hailstones at the beginning of spring. Perhaps this was an early April Fool's?
Whatever the case, perhaps it helped to encourage people to stay indoors as the country battles to control the spread of coronavirus.
Here's a selection of some of the best pictures and tweets from social media. All photos are by DPA.
A cyclist wearing a yellow raincoat battles through the snow in Hamburg on Monday.
Behind snow-covered bushes lies the amusement park “Allgäu Skyline Park” in Bavaria. The park is closed due to coronavirus restrictions.
— Abby Young-Powell (@abbyyoungpowell) March 30, 2020
Heavy snowfall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.
It's not the best weather for getting on your bike, as this cyclist in Berlin shows.
— Berlingo ?? (@hascorumlu) March 30, 2020
These guys aren't bothered: two camels relax at a wildlife park in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Branches with buds covered with ice on Monday morning at the Palmengarten in Frankfurt.
— Alapan Das (@alapanme) March 30, 2020
Snow-covered tables at a cafe in Titisee-Neustadt, Baden-Württemberg. All cafes and restaurants are closed in Germany, except for takeaway food, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Amir Masood Kouchmeshki (@BerlinFotograf) March 30, 2020
A snowman brightening up the view in Hamburg.
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A woman walking with her child in Oberhof, Thuringia.
Daffodils coated with snowfall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.