Hi guys! Snow capped flowers and huge puddles on the streets. If you wonder if it’s still spring, let me share some insider knowledge about April in Stuttgart with you…
We have a saying in German that goes like this “April, April, der macht was er will” – which can be translated to “April is doing whatever it wants to do” (OK, the translation sounds lame… it rhymes in German… :-)). And this saying is very, very true. April is the month where you can experience all the four seasons in one day: You wake up to a blue sky, have breakfast while it’s raining, go to work through a snowstorm, eat lunch in the sun and get soaked in rain on your way back home.
But why is the weather this crazy in April? Well, I did some research and this is what I found out: Apparently this is because the south of Europe starts heating up in spring already and produces warm air while it is still cold in the north. The warm and dry air meets the cold and humid air above central Europe and thus Germany. The air masses try to balance out their differences and this results in unpredictable weather changes.
So when you’re spending April in Stuttgart, make sure you bring shorts and T-shirts AND gloves and winter boots 🙂
P.S.: It was snowing when I started to write this short blog post and now the sun is up again! 😀