Strong storms brought high winds and heavy rain into northern Germany on Thursday, June 22. A tornado was reported near Hamburg and one person was killed in Uelzen, Lower Saxony, after his car was hit by a tree branch. Deutsche Bahn (DB), the national rail operator, canceled long distance trains between Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Kiel, and Hanover. Metronom, a regional train provider in the northwest, announced severe disruptions on lines between Uelzen, Cuxhaven, and Bremen.
Individuals in the above areas are advised to follow local weather forecasts, allow additional time to travel, and to adhere to any advice issued by the regional authorities. Travelers should confirm the status of their trains and anticipate transportation disruptions.