Germany gears up for the cold

After a sunny weekend, Germany was once again hit by icy temperatures on Sunday night. For Berlin and Brandenburg it was the coldest night so far this winter, and temperatures across the rest of the country continued to plummet as well. German transport companies are making the necessary arrangements to ensure travel to and within Germany can continue without weather-related disruptions. Spiegel magazine reports that German airports in particular have improved their preparations for the wintry conditions.