Winter can be great fun in Germany. The ongoing cold spell has meant that for the first time in 15 years the layer of ice on the Outer Alster in Hamburg has reached the required thickness of 20cm to hold the Alster Ice Festival (Alstereisvergnügen). From 10 to 12 February 2012, there will be numerous stalls and stands set up around the lake catering to the hundreds of thousands of visitors at this spectacular winter event.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your ice skates, sledges or cross-country skis and join family and friends at the 2012 Alster Ice Festival!