Winter Coat Drop-off at Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport has a special service for its winter time passengers flying south. Bugged down with your winter coat? Not anymore. You can leave your heavy coat at the baggage room. This service is available until 7 April 2013 at a daily charge of 50 cents.

There are three baggage room counters:

1) Terminal 1, Halle B, Level 1 (arrivals)

2) Terminal 1, Halle B-C, Level 2

3) Terminal 2, Halle D

Enjoy your trip and don’t forget to claim your coat when you return!

Camp King Mountain Lodge in Winter

It has been snowing here since early this morning and the city’s snow removal service people are quite busy and so are the young ones, taking advantage of this heavy snow fall.

I took a  short walk through Camp King towards the Mountain Lodge where we usually find a sledding trail. Not today though.

Camp King Mountain Lodge

Today’s sledders were all using the hill in front of the chapel (yellowish building in the center).

Sledding in Camp King Oberursel

And let’s remember after whom this former military post had been named:

Charles B. King Memorial

Munich Biergarten in Wintertime

No matter what the season, many Germans love to sit outdoors, eating and drinking all the while.

The photo was taken on 22 February at the Biergarten at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich in the early afternoon.

This is winter, but we just bundle up and do what other nationalities might only do in warmer temperatures. Germans are hardcore when it comes to eating, drinking, and having a good time – outdoors.

There is an old saying Es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, nur schlechte Kleidung (There is no bad weather, just insufficient clothing).

München Viktualienmarkt in February 2012

 With friendly permission from Margit Appleton, a Munich resident, and an avid photographer.

More about Margit on:

http://lifeinmunich.posterous.com/
http://interculturalmusings.blogspot.com/

 

Cold and Homeless around Frankfurt

With temperatures supposedly dropping to an all-time low in the coming days, the homeless are the ones who suffer most. Temps can get as low as – 25°C ( -13 F).

If you are in Frankfurt or the surrounding area… if you see any homeless without a warm place to sleep, please call the Kältebus (an organization to pick up homeless during very cold periods) at 069 – 43 14 14.

While I’m at it, here is the number for the Kältebus in Hamburg: 040 – 40 17 82 15; In Berlin, call 0178 – 52 35 838

 

Winter can be deadly

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Edited on 3 Feb 2012:

Kältebusse 2012

First Snowfall in Germany

Yesterday, The Local reported about the first snow fall in Germany: Cold front blankets Brocken in snow.

Based on this German Weather Forecast, we can expect a normal to slightly cooler winter period 2011/2012.

Well, the Glühwein (mulled wine) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) are already on the local supermarket shelves.

Glühwein und Lebkuchen

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