New Winter Record Forecast for Germany 2010/2011

Ten days ago, I was told we could expect a new winter record for Germany. To be more precise, this winter of 2010/2011 is supposed to be the coldest winter in a thousand years.

Unfortunately, the source for this information is a Korean website. I imagine this website is geared at Korean expats living in Germany, because this was related to me by one expat family. And then by many others.

This post is intended to raise precaution, not panic.

camp fire in the Taunus mountains

The current temperature is 1° C (34 F), but where we are going this evening, it will be even colder. The Taunus mountains record a temperature of currently 0°C (32 F) at 18:00.

For tomorrow, snow is in the forecast as well.


  1. […] We have lent ours out so many times  and then one of the borrowers calls to ask if he could lend it to one of his friends… A snow shovel is the hottest commodity on the market right now. My husband was able to get the very last one from TOOM Baumarkt (home improvement center) back in early November. I had just told him about this post on a Korean website, which had stated Germany should get ready for the worst winter in 1000 years. […]

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