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How is the Weather in Germany?

Climate and Weather in Germany

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What will the weather be in Germany during your visit? Get an overview of the weather in Germany in all four seasons and find out whether you should bring a rain jacket or a bathing suit (or both...).

This is a general overview of Germany's weather; please be aware that the weather in Germany can be unpredictable and it is always a good idea to bring those layers.

1. Weather in Spring

Almond Blossoms at the German Wine Road
GNTB/Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße Tourist, Kongress- und Saalbau

As soon as those first rays of sun come out (even if it’s still chilly), you'll see many Germans in parks and outdoor cafes, soaking up the sun and enjoying the eagerly anticipated beginning of the warm season.
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. So bring those layers and pack some wet weather gear.

Average Temperatures:

March: Average low 33° F, average high 47° F
April: Average low 39° F, average high 58° F
May: Average low 47° F, average high 67° F

Germany in Spring

2. Weather in Summer

Nudism in Germany
Steve West/Getty Images

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.
It is usually warmest in the south of Germany. The Palatinate wine region in the Southwest is even blessed with a Mediterranean climate; exotic fruits like figs, lemons, and kiwis are cultivated here – a rarity for Germany.

Average Temperatures:

June: Average low 51° F, average high 72° F
July: Average low 54° F, average high 76° F
August: Average low 55° F, average high 76° F

Germany in Summer

3. Weather in Fall

autumn at the German wine road
GNTB/Kaster, Andreas

In September and October, the weather in Germany can still be pleasant, with golden days ablaze in colorful fall foliage. Germans call these last warm days of the year “Altweibersommer” (Indian summer). 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.

Average Temperatures:

September: Average low 49° F, average high 67° F
October: Average low 40° F, average high 58°F
November: Average low 34° F, average high 47° F

Germany in Fall

4. Weather in Winter

Germany in snow, winter
Birge Amondson

Bundle up! German winters are cold, with temperatures often dropping below zero, which in turn results in some 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: German winters can be unpredictable, and you should always be prepared for rain.

Average Temperatures:

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

Germany in Winter

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