More than a dozen die-hard Berliners started the New Year with a freezing dip in Oranke Lake on Monday. Citing the health benefits, the swimmers waded out to the lake despite the temperature of eight degrees Celsius outside. Klaus Dieter Expert explained: «I started in Summer and then suddenly its winter and you just keep on going. It’s a little bit of an addiction. It’s exciting and you are... Еще in a group with likeminded people.» The event, which took place under the slogan 'Life is bright' was organised by the Berlin Seals (Berliner Seehunde) group, consisting of activists aged 12 to 79.