German swimmers get to grips with the cold

Ice Swimming Germany

Each year on the second Saturday in January, Germany’s capital Berlin hosts the Ice Carnival. Ice swimmers from across Germany converge onto the Orankesee lake and take to the waters with many more looking on. What a contrast with our British culture. In many cities throughout Europe swimming is just part of the watery landscape. In Britain our attitudes towards wild swimming put authorities at odds with those who would like to try a dip on the wild side… more.

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