After quite a bit of snow and chill in the first weeks of 2013, last week has seen a dramatic temperature change – Wednesday we had +15°C in and around Karlsruhe, which is quite unusual for this time of the year.
The mild weather caused heavy wind for a while, rain – and of course additionally a lot of melted water coming down from the Blackforest. The Rhine picks up these changes with a little delay, so today we seem to have reached the peak around 8m at Maxau.
Since the rain had finally stopped, I took the chance to go out for a little bicycle trip to the Rhine to see the water with my own eyes (and cameras) – yes, you can call me a “Gaffer” now :-).
The water is already slowly retreating now, but this is certainly not something you see around here every day.