People in Germany did not just have an Urlaubsstimmung (holiday mood) at the weekend, as temperatures exceeded 38C in some parts of the country.
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On Monday they continued to spread out at beaches, parks and waterways. These photos below show how people (as well as animals and plants) in the Bundesrepublik are weathering the heat.
All photos are from DPA unless otherwise noted.
Holidaymarkers showed up again en masse on Monday at coastal resorts such as in Binz, a popular spot at the Baltic Sea.
Beachgoers in Binz also cooled off in the water throughout the day.
At the weekend, many people such as The Local's Rachel Loxton had headed to lakes and other waterways.
Dreamy day at Liepnitzsee near Berlin yesterday. Really is one of the most beautiful lakes! pic.twitter.com/92vMhO7egW
— Rachel Loxton (@RachLoxton) August 10, 2020
On Monday, a man also went surfing in the 'Eisbachwelle' in Munich's English Garden.
Also at the English Garden, sunbathers spread out in the park.
A tractor driver was still hard at work in Springe, Lower Saxony. Farmers are Germany are currently very concerned about how their harvests will handle the heat this year.
A red poppy flower stood out in Merzig, Saarland amid the aridity.
Elephants at Berlin's Tierpark also sought to stay cool by bathing themselves.
A 39-year-old turtle was also sprayed down with water in order to stay cool.