What will the weather be like in Germany during your visit? Get an overview of the weather in Germany for all four seasons and find out whether you should bring a rain jacket and umbrella (Regenschirm) or a bathing suit (Badeanzug) or both.
While this article should inform you of what to expect from Germany's weather, visitors should be aware that the weather in Germany can be unpredictable and it is always a good idea to bring layers.
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As soon as those first rays of sun come out (even if it’s still chilly), you'll see many Germans in parks, outdoor cafes and biergartens, soaking up the sun and enjoying the eagerly anticipated warm summer season.
Events in Germany for Spring
The events of Karneval warm people up with some of the biggest parties of the year, fueled by barrels of booze. A quieter celebration of spring takes place as throngs of Germans welcome the whimsical cherry blossoms that line many streets around the country.
Average Temperatures in Germany for Spring
What to Wear in Spring in Germany
As any time of year, the weather in Germany can be unpredictable, and sometimes, spring seems to arrive hesitantly. It can still snow in March, and the weather in April may change from sun to rain or hail showers in a couple of hours. A common saying is,
April, April, der weiß nicht was er... will
(April, April, you don't know what you want)
So bring those layers and always pack some wet weather gear. Luckily, restaurants are prepared for these conditions and heat lamps and blankets are readily available for outside seating.
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Everyone in Germany eagerly looks forward to summer. Vacations are planned, time off is taken, beers are drunk and everyone is enjoying Feierabend.
Events in Germany for Summer
German comes completely alive in summer. There are festivals galore from the non-stop dancing of Fusion Festival, to the parade of cultures in Berlin to the multi-city, to Germany's CSD (aka Pride) events, to the multi-day fireworks of the Rhine in Flames.
Find more of Germany's top summer festivals here.
Average Temperatures in Germany for Summer
In summer, you can enjoy long, sunny days, with temperatures often ranging between 70° and 80° F. But the summer months are also the time when precipitation in Germany is high, so don't forget your umbrella.
What to Wear in Summer in Germany
Finally! The summer months mean you can whip off that scarf and put on your swimsuit.
Not so fast - Germany's weather is never that predictable. While it is frequently sunny, humid and occasionally downright hot, rain also storms on through and thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence at the beginning of the season. So wear your swimsuit, but never quite pack the rain gear away.
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In September and October, the weather in Germany is still pleasant with golden days ablaze in colorful fall foliage. Germans call these last warm days of the year Altweibersommer (Indian summer).
Events in Germany for Fall
Oktoberfest - the biggest folk festival in Germany - opens in late September to October for 16 glorious days. Along with this festival, many towns have smaller harvest festivals with equally herculean feats of drinking.
Embrace the cool with the opening of Christmas markets in late November.
Average Temperatures in Germany for Fall
What to Wear in Fall in Germany
Put on your scarf again. The wind picks up and leaves began their spectacular change.
As always, German weather is unpredictable, so be prepared for cold and rainy spells. In November, the days are getting noticeably shorter, cold, and gray, and it sometimes can snow.
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Bundle up! German winters are cold, with temperatures often dropping below zero. In turn, there are great winter sport areas in Germany, especially in higher German regions such as the Bavarian Alps. Other parts of Germany are often blessed with a white Christmas as well, but there is no guarantee for snow.
Events in Germany for Winter
Christmas markets are the highlight of the season. Social events center on them and every stops in for at least a Glühwein .
Average Temperatures in Germany for Winter
December: Average low 27° F, average high 41° F
January: Average low 23° F, average high 40° F
February: Average low 25° F, average high 41° F
What to Wear in Winter in Germany
It gets COLD out there in winter. Wear proper winter wear of heavy snow-proof jackets, long johns or tights beneath pants, slip-proof boots and woolen hats and scarves.
That said, German winters are unpredictable and you should always be prepared for rain. Sad face.
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