After a hot summer day exactly 30 years ago, on the evening of July 12, 1984, shortly after 8:00 p.m., deep black thunderclouds suddenly appeared over Munich from the west.

Immediately afterwards, gusts of wind with wind force 11 set in, and the temperature falls from 26 to 16 degrees Celsius within five minutes. This is the prelude to one of the most devastating hail disasters of the post-war period, which left a trail of devastation in the Bavarian capital and the surrounding districts….

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