Originally Posted by kacir
They DO have beaches in Germany. Even in former "East Germany". When my fellow countrymen wanted to go to the sea for summer holiday during "Good Old Socialistic Times" this was one of very few choices ;-)
They even have 30°C temperatures there during the peak of the summer. 16°C air temperature, plus 14°C water temperature
Yes, I remember the 14 C water temperature. No way I would ever go in there again, lol. 22 degree water feels really cold here in winter. And don't forget to mention that the 30 C summer days are like 20 days a year. There are probably more 15 degree summer days then 25+. And the wind blows so cold that you have to find a sheltered spot.
My parents had a vacation home in Northern Germany, about 20 minutes walk to the beach. Not that we would go there very often to swim or lie at the beach, walking the ocean floor at low tide is quite nice and interesting, though.