The mountain rescue service in the Black Forest has a lot to deal with during the ski season. The emergency hotline rings off the hook. Broken bones and exhausted skiers are all in a day's work for the volunteers.
On the Arber mountain in the Bavarian-Bohemian mountain ridge the members of mountain rescue service celebrate the end of the winter season with a special tradition: They melt the leftover snow with torches and fires.
A premiere on the world’s highest mountain! A team of German pilots and scientists has flown a motorized glider over 8,848-meter-high Mount Everest for the first time. They had a special 3D camera mounted on board.
On the night of April 30 to May 1, witches and devils overtake the Harz region. This is one of many traditional celebrations to mark the beginning of the month of May.
As temperatures on the Feldberg in the Black Forest on Sunday reached double digits, skiers enjoyed one last day of winter fun in slightly slushy snow - while down in the valley the first sun bathers were out and about.