IN PICTURES: Germany enjoys scorching temperatures in hottest day of year

IN PICTURES: Germany enjoys scorching temperatures in hottest day of year

Warm air from the Mediterranean brought the year's hottest temperatures yet on Wednesday, as parts of the south of Germany sweated in 34C heat.

‘Last days to enjoy the sun’: Temperatures in Germany set to dip as summer ends

‘Last days to enjoy the sun’: Temperatures in Germany set to dip as summer ends

Heatwave in Germany to end with cooler weather expected at weekend

Heatwave in Germany to end with cooler weather expected at weekend

Hitzewelle: This is how long the heatwave in Germany will last

Hitzewelle: This is how long the heatwave in Germany will last

Heatwave in Germany: Temperatures up to 38C expected at the weekend

Heatwave in Germany: Temperatures up to 38C expected at the weekend

Heatwave to hit Germany with temperatures well above 30C

Heatwave to hit Germany with temperatures well above 30C

Temperatures of almost 40C expected in Germany

Temperatures of almost 40C expected in Germany

Weather: Tropical storm to hit southern Germany

Weather: Tropical storm to hit southern Germany

New night train takes tourists from German beaches to Austrian ski resorts

New night train takes tourists from German beaches to Austrian ski resorts

Temperatures top 30C in Germany

Temperatures top 30C in Germany

Europe sizzles as temperatures rise towards 40C

Europe sizzles as temperatures rise towards 40C

Tuesday set to be hottest day of the year so far in Germany

Tuesday set to be hottest day of the year so far in Germany

Summer weather returns to Germany with temperatures up to 30C forecast

Summer weather returns to Germany with temperatures up to 30C forecast

Summer returns to Germany as temperatures up to 30C forecast

Summer returns to Germany as temperatures up to 30C forecast

Commuters face major disruption as storms lash Germany

Commuters face major disruption as storms lash Germany

Clouds, rain and thunder: Is summer in Germany over?

Clouds, rain and thunder: Is summer in Germany over?

Did Germany have its hottest July ever?

Did Germany have its hottest July ever?

Germany braced for more hail, thunder and torrential rain

Germany braced for more hail, thunder and torrential rain

Storms on the way after Germany’s record-breaking heatwave

Storms on the way after Germany’s record-breaking heatwave

Germany records highest ever temperature as mercury hits 42.6C

Germany records highest ever temperature as mercury hits 42.6C

IN PICTURES: How Germany is dealing with ‘hottest ever temperatures’

IN PICTURES: How Germany is dealing with ‘hottest ever temperatures’

‘Employees have a right to work from home’: Calls for German heatwave action plan

‘Employees have a right to work from home’: Calls for German heatwave action plan

Heatwave: Germany braced for hottest day ever as temperatures set to top 40C

Heatwave: Germany braced for hottest day ever as temperatures set to top 40C

‘Heatwave could go down in history’: Germany faces temperatures of up to 41C

‘Heatwave could go down in history’: Germany faces temperatures of up to 41C

Heatwave: Temperatures of 34C expected in Germany

Heatwave: Temperatures of 34C expected in Germany

Summer set to return to Germany with temperatures up to 30C forecast

Summer set to return to Germany with temperatures up to 30C forecast

Climate crisis: Berlin to be ‘as hot as Australia’ in 30 years

Climate crisis: Berlin to be ‘as hot as Australia’ in 30 years

Up to 80,000 passangers a day to be delayed by rail project near Düsseldorf

Up to 80,000 passangers a day to be delayed by rail project near Düsseldorf

No sign of heatwave return in Germany as cooler weather continues

No sign of heatwave return in Germany as cooler weather continues

Cold spell comes to Germany following heat wave

Cold spell comes to Germany following heat wave

Storms forecast in Germany after record-breaking heatwave

Storms forecast in Germany after record-breaking heatwave

Germany bakes in record June temperatures

Germany bakes in record June temperatures

Heatwave in Germany: Row breaks out over topless sunbathing in Munich

Heatwave in Germany: Row breaks out over topless sunbathing in Munich

Photo of the Day: The naked moped rider stopped by German police

Photo of the Day: The naked moped rider stopped by German police

38 injured by high levels of chlorine at Hesse swimming pool

38 injured by high levels of chlorine at Hesse swimming pool

‘Durchzug is not harmful!’: Red Cross tells Germans to leave their fans on and windows open

‘Durchzug is not harmful!’: Red Cross tells Germans to leave their fans on and windows open

Germany orders drivers to slow down on Autobahns over fears roads will ‘blow up’ in heat

Germany orders drivers to slow down on Autobahns over fears roads will ‘blow up’ in heat

How to keep cool during Germany’s heatwave

How to keep cool during Germany’s heatwave

Heatwave in Germany: Temperatures of 40C forecast

Heatwave in Germany: Temperatures of 40C forecast

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany

Injuries at wedding as more storms hit Germany

Injuries at wedding as more storms hit Germany

Travel chaos after thunderstorms and rain lash eastern Germany

Travel chaos after thunderstorms and rain lash eastern Germany

Thunderstorms and heat wave forecast for Germany

Thunderstorms and heat wave forecast for Germany

IN PICTURES: Giant hailstones hit Munich as storms continue across Germany

IN PICTURES: Giant hailstones hit Munich as storms continue across Germany

Brandenburg dubbed ‘hotspot of Europe’ as extreme weather continues

Brandenburg dubbed ‘hotspot of Europe’ as extreme weather continues

VIDEO: Tornado rips through western German city

VIDEO: Tornado rips through western German city

Top ten events to celebrate Germany’s holiday weekend

Top ten events to celebrate Germany’s holiday weekend

Fatal Rhine accident triggers warning for swimmers

Fatal Rhine accident triggers warning for swimmers

Four die in swimming accidents across Germany

Four die in swimming accidents across Germany

Heavy storms hit western Germany following heat wave

Heavy storms hit western Germany following heat wave

Temperatures of 30C predicted in Germany in June

Temperatures of 30C predicted in Germany in June

Berlin sunniest, Frankfurt warmest in Germany’s hottest year on record

Berlin sunniest, Frankfurt warmest in Germany’s hottest year on record

‘We need intense rainfall’: Drought cripples crucial German waterways

‘We need intense rainfall’: Drought cripples crucial German waterways

‘Golden October’ for Germany as temperatures soar

‘Golden October’ for Germany as temperatures soar

High winds and storms expected to put an end to summer

High winds and storms expected to put an end to summer

‘Unemployed’, hungry wasps dominated Germany’s summer but the end is in sight

‘Unemployed’, hungry wasps dominated Germany’s summer but the end is in sight

World Cup fever to packed-out parks: Why Germany’s scorching summer is one to remember

World Cup fever to packed-out parks: Why Germany’s scorching summer is one to remember

Grill skills: showdown to determine the greatest German grillmeister of them all

Grill skills: showdown to determine the greatest German grillmeister of them all

Heatwave hits Germany, and it’s only getting warmer

Heatwave hits Germany, and it’s only getting warmer

Heatwave on the horizon: temperatures in Germany set to rise

Heatwave on the horizon: temperatures in Germany set to rise

German heat record of the year expected Friday

German heat record of the year expected Friday

Meteorologists predict warm and dry summer for Germany

Meteorologists predict warm and dry summer for Germany

After a summer-like spring in Germany, will it stay hot this summer?

After a summer-like spring in Germany, will it stay hot this summer?

All you need to know about keeping safe while swimming this summer

All you need to know about keeping safe while swimming this summer

Deutsche Bahn to offer new budget ticket for long distance travellers

Deutsche Bahn to offer new budget ticket for long distance travellers

Highs of 31C and sunny skies forecast for Germany this weekend

Highs of 31C and sunny skies forecast for Germany this weekend

Sunny and dry: Germany records hottest April ever

Sunny and dry: Germany records hottest April ever

Hundreds of police calls after heavy thunderstorms hit western Germany

Hundreds of police calls after heavy thunderstorms hit western Germany

Summer in April? Highs of up to 30C on the way for parts of Germany

Summer in April? Highs of up to 30C on the way for parts of Germany

Summery t-shirt weather to continue for the next few days

Summery t-shirt weather to continue for the next few days

Goodbye summer! Temperatures predicted to plunge 15C by weekend

Goodbye summer! Temperatures predicted to plunge 15C by weekend

Lightning strikes set houses on fire in Bavaria and Saxony

Lightning strikes set houses on fire in Bavaria and Saxony

Summer of rain continues with flooding and heavy storms

Summer of rain continues with flooding and heavy storms

Eight unmissable events taking place across Germany this July

Eight unmissable events taking place across Germany this July

Temperature highs of 33C predicted for the week ahead

Temperature highs of 33C predicted for the week ahead

Weekend of sun to be eclipsed by cloud and rain

Weekend of sun to be eclipsed by cloud and rain

7 unmissable events in Germany this June

7 unmissable events in Germany this June

Six German words you’ll need to know this summer

Six German words you’ll need to know this summer

Germany’s best beaches – The Local’s ultimate guide

Germany’s best beaches – The Local’s ultimate guide

IN PICS: Germany swelters in temperatures of up to 30C

IN PICS: Germany swelters in temperatures of up to 30C

7 events not to be missed in Germany this May

7 events not to be missed in Germany this May

‘Sahara heat’ to bring summer back to Germany at last

‘Sahara heat’ to bring summer back to Germany at last

August temperatures dip to coldest level in 25 years

August temperatures dip to coldest level in 25 years

Heat and UV warnings for south and southwest Germany

Heat and UV warnings for south and southwest Germany

Got festival fever? Here are Germany’s best picks

Got festival fever? Here are Germany’s best picks

What’s on in Germany: July 2016

What’s on in Germany: July 2016

Six ways to make this Munich summer one to remember

Six ways to make this Munich summer one to remember

Hot hot hot: Germany faces countrywide heatwave

Hot hot hot: Germany faces countrywide heatwave

7 outdoor night spots that make Berlin’s summer unique

7 outdoor night spots that make Berlin’s summer unique

Germans no longer champs of baring it all on the beach

Germans no longer champs of baring it all on the beach

The Local’s ultimate guide to summer in Germany

The Local’s ultimate guide to summer in Germany

A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

German summer set to return on Wednesday

German summer set to return on Wednesday

One killed as storms sweep Germany

One killed as storms sweep Germany

Weekend heatwave to follow Tuesday showers

Weekend heatwave to follow Tuesday showers

Railway sunbather brings trains to a halt

Railway sunbather brings trains to a halt

Storms set to hit Germany over weekend

Storms set to hit Germany over weekend

Six odd things Germans do in the summer

Six odd things Germans do in the summer

6 reasons Germany’s summer is best for thrill-seekers

6 reasons Germany’s summer is best for thrill-seekers

Keep cool and stay safe in the July heatwave

Keep cool and stay safe in the July heatwave

August snows return to Germany’s highest peak

August snows return to Germany’s highest peak

10 things to do before summer is really over

10 things to do before summer is really over

‘Wild Wilma’ blows summer away

‘Wild Wilma’ blows summer away

Minister: stay clear of poison picnic plates

Minister: stay clear of poison picnic plates

Dead TV star replies to SPD party invite

Dead TV star replies to SPD party invite

‘Pear and parmesan’ is ice cream of the year

‘Pear and parmesan’ is ice cream of the year

Ten perks of a German summer

Ten perks of a German summer

Germany faces insect infestation

Germany faces insect infestation

Gloomy summer provides extra sunshine for tanning salons

Gloomy summer provides extra sunshine for tanning salons

Hot, humid weather to give way to mid-week rain

Hot, humid weather to give way to mid-week rain

Wandering around Saxony’s answer to Switzerland

Wandering around Saxony’s answer to Switzerland

Turning the Baltic Sea into a swimming Poel

Turning the Baltic Sea into a swimming Poel

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Stormy weekend ahead

Stormy weekend ahead

August, nein Danke!

August, nein Danke!

Victims of train AC meltdown paid €500

Victims of train AC meltdown paid €500

Cops don bathing suits to nab fugitive at pool

Cops don bathing suits to nab fugitive at pool

Students suffer collapse onboard overheated ICE train

Students suffer collapse onboard overheated ICE train

Ruhr crocodile sightings put Bochum police on alert

Ruhr crocodile sightings put Bochum police on alert

Severe storms to subside for pleasant weekend

Severe storms to subside for pleasant weekend

Storm warnings issued as mercury climbs

Storm warnings issued as mercury climbs

Storms to follow final summer heat

Storms to follow final summer heat

Weekend set for friendly weather

Weekend set for friendly weather

Summer weather finally arrives

Summer weather finally arrives

Weather system ‘Wolfgang’ bringing stormy end to week

Weather system ‘Wolfgang’ bringing stormy end to week

Hot and sticky weather expected

Hot and sticky weather expected

Zugspitze gets protective sun shield blanket for summer

Zugspitze gets protective sun shield blanket for summer

Majority of Germans against daylight savings time

Majority of Germans against daylight savings time

Daylight Saving Time ends

Daylight Saving Time ends

Most Germans would do away with time change

Most Germans would do away with time change

Grilling in Germany: What you need to know about the Bratwurst

Grilling in Germany: What you need to know about the Bratwurst

Spaghetti ice cream to Wobbly Peter: Why we love Germany’s sweet summer snacks

Spaghetti ice cream to Wobbly Peter: Why we love Germany’s sweet summer snacks

Eight beautiful Bavarian day trips you can’t miss

Eight beautiful Bavarian day trips you can’t miss

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What are the new rules for swimming pools in Germany?

Towns hire ‘rubbish scouts’ to keep summer BBQs tidy

Towns hire ‘rubbish scouts’ to keep summer BBQs tidy

Germany’s top refreshing summer drinks

Germany’s top refreshing summer drinks

Ice cream maker working overtime through heat wave

Ice cream maker working overtime through heat wave