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What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Wet and cold from mid-October to the end of April. Not a lot of snow. Most people take a trip to somewhere warm and sunny during winter (like most Germans). May through early October is lovely. Average highs in August are in the high 60s. - Jan 28, 2017
Fairly temperate. Summers are warm, though not usually too hot. Winters aren't too cold (a bit of snow a couple of times per winter, usually) but can be very grey and rainy. Fall and spring are lovely. - Aug 14, 2016
Wet. Wet. Wet. Occasionally wonderful for unexpected stretches then wet again. - Feb 1, 2016
Summers can have intense heat waves and little air conditioning in housing and hotels. Winters have ranged from 30-50F degree highs in the past few years with little snow, though the year before we arrived there was a lot of snow. - Dec 9, 2015
Very nice! Summer days are generally mild, with low humidity and lots of daylight. The occasional heat streak does hit but it's a dry heat and usually doesn't last more than a few days. Winters are not terribly cold but very dark - cloudy all the time, and dark by 5pm at the latest. Consider bringing a SAD lamp. - Jun 27, 2014
Winters suck. Lots of darkness, dampness and cold blowing snow. BUT last year, the winter was fabulous! Mild and virtually no snow. It is a blessing and a curse because there was no snow in the Alps either. - Mar 30, 2014
Nice summers, but they are short. Winters with a lot rain and snow. - Nov 7, 2013
Mild winters with only a few hot days in the summer. Lots of rain. - Apr 4, 2012
Variable. Not as cold and grey as I had thought, but the winters are dark and grey. The rest of the year in the 60's and 70's. Really nice. - Mar 4, 2012
Cold and colder?Damp and damper? To be fair, the weather this fall has been exceptionally nice, but it's only been for about two weeks. Most of the summer it was warm, but this last summer it rained almost every day. The winters are long and gray, and this last winter there were higher than normal snowfall, and below average temperatures. - Oct 3, 2011
Cold, long winters. Summer is nice. It's a very green city and as long as you don't mind winter, it's fine. - Jul 15, 2010
Similar to DC. - Jul 7, 2008
Rainy and cold. - Feb 23, 2008
April through June can be gorgeous. September and October are usually reliably nice but summers can be anywhere from hot to quite cool. Winters are overcast but with little snow in the city. - Jan 4, 2008