nowdrops and crocuses in people's front gardens. Birds waking you up with their singing. And most importantly...the reopening of the first ice cream shop of the season.* Eis Capri in Neuenheim returned about a week or week and a half ago! So much for my attempts to eat a healthy diet... ;)
*Some, like Cafe Venezia in the Darmstädter Hof, stay open all winter, but most close down.