Germany: Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans
February 12, 2012
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February 11, 2012
Some 100,000 skating fans were celebrating winter Saturday afternoon in Hamburg with an ice party on the outer Alster, one of two artificial lakes running through the city.
The festivities started Friday and run through Sunday. It’s being billed as Germany’s largest winter party and occurs when the river freezes over sufficiently to support a crowd.
The last outer Alster festival was 15 years ago. Weeks of below freezing temperature have made this year’s party possible.