With only weeks before the official start of summer, a blizzard struck the mountain peak of Brocken, and covered the whole town of Wernigerode in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt with snow on Monday.
Footage shows strong gusty winds as well as freezing rain and a thin layer of snow on the already green grass.
«I have got an impression as if we are in the middle of the winter,» said Carola, a lonely... Еще hiker, adding «my gloves are frozen. It's a snowstorm but I have enough warm clothes.»
A drop in temperatures brought upon by a polar vortex and even ground frost during mid-May is not uncommon for the Harz mountain range.
Locals have named the phenomenon «Die Eisheiligen» [Ice Saints] after three saints who have their feast days respectively between May 11 and May 13.