Germans to become less depressed, more cheerful

"Germans get taste of tropics an hour's drive from Berlin":

Winter-weary Germans basked yesterday in 70F temperatures amid palm trees and sandy beaches - only an hour's drive from Berlin.

At dawn yesterday, thousands of people began flocking to a bulbous former airship hangar transformed into Europe's largest leisure resort.

As the wind howled outside and snow settled on the ground, they pitched their tents and watched a golden sunrise projected on to a 450ft long screen...

70 degrees? That's sweater weather here in ever-sunny SoCal.