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.
Breweries in Germany traditionally celebrate the "Day of German Beer" (National beer day) on April 23. On this day in 1516, the "Reinheitsgebot" or "German Beer Purity Law" came into force.
After freight train strikes, Germany’s train drivers’ will also interrupt passenger service as of Wednesday. While a substitute schedule has been put into place, travelers should still expect delays and cancellations.