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Bees are already hovering above crocuses at the botanical gardens of Loki Schmidt Garden in Hamburg, Germany.
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Now the weather has improved, more people are out on Maschsee Lake in Hanover, Germany.
A farmer in the Netherlands let this happy little lamb out of his barn to play in the sunshine.
The waters of Lake Starnberg near Niederpoecking, Germany, glitter in the sunshine.
For many years, this stork has been one of the first of its species to arrive in Bad Freienwalde, Germany, after the long winter.
The trees have begun to blossom in Rangsdorf, Germany.
A paraglider sails from Nebelhorn mountain in Oberstdorf, Germany as the snow begins to melt.
The sun sets behind wind turbines in Bedburg, Germany.
Although the first signs of spring have been seen, there is still a long way to go, as these naked trees in Neuss, Germany, will testify.