First swimmers of the season walk into the water at the snowy beach of Strandbad Wannsee in Berlin
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Berlin swimmers brave snow for dip in lake

Snowfall and near freezing temperatures did not deter a group of hardy Germans who opened Berlin's bathing season at the Wannsee lake.

Those who braved the conditions were offered a free sauna to warm up after they had been for their dip.

Joanne de Frias reports.

  • 30 Mar
  • From the section Europe
Go to next video: Hardy swimmers brave snow