Each of the four seasons has its own charms. The weather is warmest in summer (June to August) and these months have the most sunshine hours. There is often snow on the ground in winter (December to March): the splendour of snow transforms the countryside and villages into an enchanted world. Flowers blossom and leaves sprout in spring (April and May). In autumn, woods and forests take on bright colours, and it is harvest time. Each time of the year has its own seasonal events and special activities.