Snowstorm in Germany Halts Travel in Munich, Affects Airports and Train Services

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A snowstorm dropped several inches of snow in some areas of southern Germany, including Munich, bringing travel to a halt and creating a winter wonderland for residents.

  • Nearly 17 inches of snow fell in some parts of Munich
  • Air traffic at Munich Airport was halted until at least Sunday
  • German train company Deutsche Bahn placed restrictions on rail travel in southern Germany
  • Tucks and tractors were used to remove snow from the roads
  • Snowstorm in Germany brings travel to a halt

    Heavy snowfall in southern Germany, particularly in Munich, led to significant travel disruptions, with air traffic and rail travel being heavily impacted. The inclement weather also resulted in road closures and the use of heavy machinery to clear snow.

    Impact on Travel

    Officials at Munich Airport stated that air traffic had been halted until at least Sunday, as the heavy snowfall was expected to continue into the night. German train company Deutsche Bahn also placed restrictions on rail travel in southern Germany for Saturday and Sunday, recommending people postpone travel to and from Munich.

    Efforts to Clear Snow

    Tucks and tractors were being used to remove snow from the road and make routes somewhat clear for use, such as the road in front of St. Ludwig Church in Munich. The heavy snowfall drew residents out to brave the cold and enjoy the fresh powder, creating a winter wonderland for some.

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