Only a week until Ash Wednesday. During the last weeks, we have had almost springtime temperatures. Now all of a sudden, temperatures have dropped rapidly, and snow is covering everything. At -8 to -11° Celsius (17.6 to 12.2° Fahrenheit), taking a walk with the dogs is a freezing experience.
Luckily, we are in a very sheltered part of Germany. The northern and eastern regions of the country are suffering disrupted train services and clogged up roads. Some of them have to stay in their cars for hours.