Germany Weather Guide

Germany’s climate is varied depending on what state you are visiting and is generally made up of temperate winters, warm summers, year-round rain and westerly winds.

Season and Clothing

Summer: June to August

Summer months are the most crowded and expensive, but weather-wise are great for frequenting Germany’s many urban centres. Average temperatures in Germany during summer are around 18 to 20 degrees Celsius on average, although places like Berlin are known to hit the high-30s during July and August heat waves. Hurricane/Southside is a twin music festival held in Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eckm in late June and the country’s Splendour in the Grass equivalent.

Autumn: September to November

With less crowds, comfortable temperatures and scattered rain, autumn is a nice time to visit Germany. The world’s largest beer fest, Oktoberfest, is held in Munich in late September each year. The Berlin Festival is a giant rock festival and party held in a former airport in early September.

Winter: December to February

Now is the time to hit the slopes or witness or even partake in great winter sports. On average, winter temperatures are between 2 and - 6 degrees Celsius, but it gets much colder in higher places like Zugspitze in the Alps. The magical Christmas Markets around Germany are a must-see if you’re around then for a mulled wine and a huge pretzel.

Spring: March to May

Spring is another great shoulder season to visit Germany because the temperatures rise faster than the return of the summer crowds and prices. Easter is one of the most popular holidays for locals flock to parks and outdoor cafes to catch the first glimpses of sunshine. The Munich Spring Festival in April is like a mini-Oktoberfest with fair feel.