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Climate & Weather in Germany

North-western and coastal Germany are classed as a temperate marine climates — and feature hot summers and mild winters. Other regions such as Bavaria are classed as temperate because there’s a clear spring, summer, autumn and winter, with no hot or cold periods longer than others.

Reflecting the different temperate zones, extremes between summer and winter, night and day and are considerably greater in the south than in the north. Rain falls throughout the year, with the highest levels experienced in the summer months — so whenever you visit you may need to bring or buy an umbrella. Germany is a year round destination; it really depends on what you’re looking to do. The best time to visit if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors and want to see the sights, walk around, sit in outdoor cafes would be May through September.

Spring and autumn also hold some appeal for those who want mostly fine weather without the high tourism numbers; although a city like Berlin rarely has a “slow” period. There is only busy and busier! Winter can be an attraction for those who want to experience German Christmas markets or traditions or just go skiing.

  • Family Friendly Kickstart Tour
  • The Vegan Food Tour of Berlin
  • Berlin's Local Gem: Prenzlauer Berg Tour
  • Berlin's Multicultural Food Tour: 10 tastings
  • An off-the-beaten-track tour of Berlin, highlighting its diversity and its versatility
  • Running Guide
  • German Home cooking at it's best: Sauerkraut & Strudel workshop
  • Drink & Eat like a Berliner: Späti & Kneipe Tour
  • Highlights private tour in English or Portuguese
  • Speakeasy Bar Crawl
  • BEERliner tour with a local
  • Urban Art and Berlin's B-side Tour
  • Third Reich Tour with a local
  • East Meets West Private Biking Tour
  • Berlin Wall Bike Tour

Regional Climate in Germany

  • Central and Southern Hills: Winters are cold and summers warm. Rainfall can occur year round, but mainly in the summer months. The wether can vary: with a sunny spring and summer one year, being followed by a cold spring and rainy summer.
  • Baltic Coast and North German Plain: The contrast between seasons is less apparent here, and the ocean’s influence makes the weather predictable. Summers are warm and pleasant but winter temperatures often drop below freezing.

  • Bavarian Alps: Winters are characterized by extreme cold and frequent snowfalls, making it a great place for winter sports activities. Autumn and spring are famous for warm winds which can cause weather conditions such as vast temperature fluctuations but are often blamed by Germans for anything from headaches to political changes.

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