Swimming season started in Berlin – level 3

Swimming season started in Berlin – level 3

03-04-2013 06:00

It may still feel freezing cold outside but in Berlin that hasn't stopped these brave swimmers taking the plunge. Yeah, that's right. The bathing season has started in the German capital and not even something like a little bit of snow was going to stop them.

"It's more like ice swimming although there is no ice anymore. I am hopeful that spring will arrive one day."

But it wasn't so bad. Those who were courageous enough retreated to a free entry to the sauna afterwards and if you thought spring was on its way this Easter, weather forecasters are predicting more snow in Berlin over the weekend.

Interesting words: take the plunge (do something important), courageous (brave), retreat (move away from something).

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