In the six years I’ve been in Berlin I’ve never seen so much snow. There have been a few winters with a fair amount of accumulation spread out over a few dumpings, but it just piles up, freezes, and disappears in the spring. I might be wrong, but it seems like it has snowed every day of December so far, which is exceptionally rare, in my opinion. My gripe with Berlin winters isn’t the cold or the perpetually gray skies, but rather the lack of snow. This year it seems like it’s starting a bit differently and I couldn’t be happier.

Don’t forget to check out Überlin’s guide to surviving winter in Berlin, which I did some illustrations for.