My sister Katrin sent me a picture of a fire salamander in Heilbronn at the Waldheide in the morning when they were walking. Since I had some time at noon I was ready to try my luck and I was successful: The first time I have seen a fire salamander in the wild!
Normally, fire salamanders are mainly active at the night. During the day, they hide in fallen leaves or under wood. However, on warm, rainy days after a dry period they may be active during the day as well.