"The Weather" Berlin Favorite Tip by grishaV1

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  evening twilight in Berlin
by grishaV1

Favorite thing: The weather in Berlin really varies depending on the seasons, and these days you can´t count on one year being similar to the last years weather. In 2004 for example, in winter it was relatively warm without snow most of the season, while in 2005 we had a period of daily snow for a number of weeks, and extremely cold weather. What is always usual is the rain. Before I came back to Europe I always thought of Ireland or the UK being the rainy countries, but Berlin gets a lot of rain. In spring and fall/winter especially its important to have a hat or hood or umbrella with you at all times because though the morning might come bright without clouds, by afternoon or even some times in less than an hour clouds have blown over and rain begins.

Summer can be extremely hot for a city without true rain showers but often stormy afternoons with thunder which soon pass over. Many people take advantage of the summer holiday months to visit families homes or vacation houses outside or near the edges of the city. You will notice while riding the S-bahns or autobahns especially, little communes of small houses with gardens fenced and taken care of. Inside of staying in their flats, often people go to such little homes for summer days.

So in winter, the days can be very cold with rain or snow generally, so always have a hat with you or in a pocket to pull out if necessary. Scarves are very important as well and you rarely see people without them. Even in cold weather they might have on a light jacket but still will have a scarf. Very important to keep the neck and chest warm. Compact umbrellas are handy to keep winter or summer.

In summer it can be extremely hot, and no surprise to see people wearing at little as possible, or taking a swim in local lakes, laying out to catch the sun. Many people say Berliners are not very friendly, but I find that in summer when they days are blue and sunny almost everyone has a smile to give unlike in the rainy cold days of winter.

Fondest memory: Laying out in some park or another enjoying the sun, taking the baby for a stroller ride and being out in nature.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 3, 2005
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