July 14, 2024

The airport in Munich resumed limited operations Sunday morning after being closed for nearly a day because of record snowfall that disrupted transportation across the region.

About 17 inches of snow fell in parts of southern Germany on Saturday, an unusually large amount for early December, and what local news media reported was the biggest daily snowfall in Munich in December since records had been kept. Officials shut down the rail station in that city as well, and the police advised drivers to stay off the roads.

Flights started taking off again about 6 a.m. local time at Munich Airport, Germany’s second-biggest air hub. But airport officials warned there would still be delays and cancellations. FlightAware, a flight-tracking service, said at least 200 flights had been canceled on Sunday; the day before, twice that number had been. And Deutsche Bahn, the operator of Germany’s railways, urged customers planning to depart from or arrive at Munich’s main train station to wait until Monday to travel.

Activities across the city were also canceled, including the Bayern Munich soccer game against Union Berlin on Saturday.