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IMG_1469Spring officially arrived just a few days ago and they were glllloriious! I was standing at the bus stop, waiting for the bus and all I could think of was “Hurry up!! I want to get home, put my sandals on and go sit at a beer garden facing the sun!!”

Only for the very next day to turn out to be bitter cold and I had to pull out my peacoat again! The weather certainly can’t make up its mind, therefore, it MUST be Spring!

I normally LOOVE winter, but I found this year to be rather cold and everyone who knows me, knows I am NEVER cold. But this year, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I am so glad it is finally spring and the weather is warming up, but not fast enough for me! Maybe it’s because I am looking forward to wearing my flowy flower dresses again without being bundled up in layers of sweaters, jackets and scarves!

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Here’s how I know Spring has finally arrived just in time for my full blown Spring Fever to start!

  • You can now start leaving your windows open for longer than 10 minutes
  • Everyone else has their windows open too
  • The mornings are finally crisp again
  • You want to go to the nearest beer garden and sit facing the sun
  • You are struggling with sever Spring Fever and have a hard time sitting indoors, especially at work
  • If you’re not in a beer garden, you wish you could just jump out of the window and run away from work to drink a cold beer
  • I finally broke out my sandals! (which got me some serious looks!)
  • I have began buying summer dresses and hats!
  • You’ll probably see people (myself included) taking pictures of flowers finally in bloom

How You Know It's Finally Spring in Germany - California Globetrotter

  • You can finally pack away all but one of your winter jackets and replace them with cardigans and light jackets
  • You can even pack away your gloves, beanies and winter scarfs! Yippie!!
  • Your walks are getting longer
  • You and every one else in town are down by the local river enjoying the sun/set

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  • The sunsets are becoming more and more beautiful again as the grey clouds have cleared
  • Every now and then the smell of BBQ is already floating through the air
  • The tires in your bike have finally been pumped up again
  • You and everyone else in town have started riding your bikes EVERYWHERE!

How You Know It's Finally Spring in Germany - California Globetrotter

  • The birds are starting to chirp again and everyday they get louder
  • The streets are becoming more and more crowded as people and tourists flock back to the city center
  • You have probably started spring cleaning your house and getting rid of the dust bunnies!
  • You are starting to buy more flowers!

How You Know It's Finally Spring in Germany - California Globetrotter

  • Cafes have finally started putting their chairs and tables outside again, with a little blanket!
  • People are beginning to garden like crazy again
  • The days are finally getting longer and it is no longer dark at 3pm!
  • You might randomly have to get out your one winter jacket for a day or two as the weather dips again
  • The farmers have started plowing their fields preparing for the upcoming season
  • People are getting excited that “Spargel” Season is coming soon!
  • Construction is starting to take over the city again
  • You might be suffering from “Frühjahrsmüdigkeit” and might be a bit tired from the change in weather!
  • But you’ll chirp right up again when you realize MaiDult is just around the corner!! 🙂
  • And generally, there are flowers EVERYWHERE!!!

Happy Spring!!!

How You Know It's Finally Spring in Germany - California Globetrotter

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