Parts of Germany were on Wednesday experiencing severe wintry weather conditions brought by Storm Axel, leading to flooding in Hamburg, as evident in scenes captured by an epa photographer.
The area around the Fish Auction Hall in the northern city of Hamburg was flooded by waters measuring more than two meters higher than the normal level, local media reported.
Road traffic was still making its way along roads in the environs of the fish market where vehicles were forced to navigate the flood waters.
A Deutsche Bahn spokesperson said train travel had been disrupted due to fallen trees, as cited by the newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost.
Meanwhile, snowfall arrived in central and southern areas of Germany.
The German Weather Service (DWD) continued to forecast rain in many areas of Germany, as well as snow.