Germany is a fantastic travel destination for various reasons.

First off, its rich history is like a living museum. You can stroll through medieval towns, explore ancient castles and soak up the cultural vibe in cities like Berlin and the food is another highlight – from sausages to pretzels, your taste buds are in for a treat.

The landscapes in Germany are also diverse and breathtaking so whether you're into the green landscapes of the Bavarian Alps or the picturesque Rhine Valley, there's definitely something for everyone who visits. Another bonus is an efficient public transportation system that makes it easy to hop between the stunning locations......also the festivals; Germany certainly knows how to throw a party, especially during Oktoberfest. There’s a lively atmosphere, lots of traditional music and of course, the beer make it all an unforgettable (or forgettable!!) experience.

Beyond that, the people are friendly and many speak English, making it easy for travellers. So, if you're into history, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, and a good time, Germany should be high on your travel list.

Brandenburg Gate Berlin

The German Climate

Germany climate changes depending on the seasons so its important to choose carefully depending on the weather you prefer.

Winters can be chilly, especially in the northern regions, with temperatures usually hovering around freezing. Summers, on the other hand are usually warm with temperatures ranging from 20-30 degrees Celsius and above (68-86 degrees Fahrenheit). The best time to visit will always depend on your preferences so we’ll look at the different seasons and what they have to offer.

Peak Season – June to August

The peak season in Germany is its summer period, particularly from June to August as during this time the weather is great – clear blue skies, warm temperatures a buzz of energy in the air.

One of the major highlights of visiting during these months is, of course, the iconic Oktoberfest in Munich, which might sound contradictory given the month in the name, but the prep and excitement start way before October kicks in. This world-renowned beer festival attracts people from all corners of the globe, creating an atmosphere that's nothing short of electric. From traditional Bavarian music to the aroma of hearty pretzels and sausages, it's a sensory explosion!

But Germany isn't just about beer and bratwursts; it's also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts during the peak season. The beauty of the landscapes makes it the perfect time for hiking in the Black Forest or exploring the stunning castles along the Rhine River.

Cities like Berlin and Hamburg come alive with lots of cultural events, open-air concerts and lots of street festivals. The longer days mean more time to explore historic sites, try the street food, and become immersed in the rich history and arts scene that Germany has to offer.

Kochel Bavaria

Travelling during Germany’s peak season means dealing with lots of people as the popular tourist spots can get quite busy, so if you prefer a quieter experience, it might be worth considering visiting Germany during the quieter seasons.

In a nutshell, Germany in its peak season is a great concoction of cultural richness, outdoor adventures and a lively atmosphere. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or just someone seeking a good time, Germany during its peak season has something delightful for everyone.

Things to do during the peak season in Germany

  • Summer in Germany means lots of festivals including Oktoberfest in Munich for a dose of Bavarian culture or if you love movies you can join in the fun at the Berlin International Film Festival.
  • Visit iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Cologne Cathedral, and the Neuschwanstein Castle, each with their own story to tell!
  • If you love nature then head to the Black Forest or take a walk along the Rhine River.
  • Don't miss out on trying traditional dishes like schnitzel, pretzels, and the vast array of sausages and pair it with some local beer!
  • Explore the artistic side of Germany by visiting some of their world-class museums. The Museum Island in Berlin houses several well known museums under one roof.
  • Take a road trip along the Romantic Road that winds through charming villages and medieval towns. The scenery is lovely and you'll find lots of hidden gems along the way.
  • Outdoor Adventures: For adventure seekers go hiking in the Bavarian Alps or take a boat trip on one of the many lakes. The possibilities for outdoor activities are endless.
  • Immerse yourself in local life by visiting local markets. The Viktualienmarkt in Munich is definitely worth a visits.


Low Season - December to February

It’s definitely quieter at this time of year but the charm of Germany is alive and well  during the low season, just with a different charm.  With cobblestone streets covered with a light dusting of snow and cosy cafes with their inviting aroma of mulled wine, you can explore the historic landmarks that stand proudly against the beautiful crisp winter sky.

During the low season, typically from late fall to early spring, Germany takes on a peaceful and magical atmosphere. Cities like Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg may be quieter, allowing anyone who visits the chance to explore at a more leisurely pace. The famous German Christmas markets add a magical touch, with coloured lights, festive stalls, and the atmosphere of teh festive season.

If you venture into the countryside you will see a different side of Germany's beauty. Snow-covered landscapes transform the Bavarian Alps into a winter wonderland which is perfect for skiing or simply walking amongst the breathtaking views. If you are looking for a peaceful trip to Germany then a trip to the Rhine Valley will be a tranquil haven .

Lovers of culture can visit the museums and galleries as they are more accessible with fewer tourists and visiting during the low season means that you can immerse yourself more into the German culture by chatting with local people who will be more relaxed at this time of year. Germany's winters can be cold though so make sure to take the right clothing.

In essence, Germany during the low season will be a more unique and a quieter experience, and you will see the country in a different light. So whether you're drawn to the spirit of the German winter markets or the beauty of the snow-covered landscapes, visiting Germany during the low season will be a wonderful experience.

Castles Germany countryside

Things to do in Germany during the low season

  • If you're visiting during the winter low season, German Christmas markets are a must-see. Cities like Nuremberg and Munich come alive with Christmas lights, festive food and original handmade crafts.
  • Germany has some of the best museums and art galleries in the world so take advantage of these quieter months to visit the Berlin Museum Island or see the fine art in the Pinakothek museums in Munich.
  • While Oktoberfest is a major attraction, visiting during the low season means you can enjoy the local beer culture without the massive crowds.
  • The low season is the perfect time for a bit of peace hiking in the Black Forest and for trying out some authentic Black Forest gateau.
  • Germany has fantastic thermal spas. Visit places like Baden-Baden or the Erding Therme to unwind in thermal pools and saunas.
  • Go Skiing at one of the many german ski resorts, there are many excellent ones that cater to all levels of abilities

Remember to check the weather and plan accordingly, but with a bit of preparation, Germany in the low season can be an enjoyable and authentic experience. 

Shoulder season – April to June, September to October

In Germany, the shoulder seasons typically fall in the spring (April to June) and the Autumn (September to October). These are great times to visit Germany because the weather is usually mild, and there are also fewer tourists compared to the peak of the summer months. So you'll get to enjoy the beauty of the flowers in spring and the stunning leaves of autumn. The other advantage of a trip to Germany during these months is that the attractions are less crowded so it’s a lot easier to explore and soak in the local vibe. If you're looking for the sweet spot between avoiding crowds and still having great weather then Germany's shoulder seasons maybe a good time for you!

Things to do in Germany during the shoulder season

Germany is famous for its fairytale castles. Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is a must-visit and the autumn colours or spring blooms make it extra special.
Although Oktoberfest is in September, you can still catch smaller beer festivals in the shoulder seasons with the local brews and traditional German music.
The Black Forest is gorgeous during shoulder seasons as the weather is perfect for hiking and the landscapes are stunning.
Take a leisurely cruise on the Rhine or Danube.
If you're there in late autumn then you’ll see the Christmas markets setting up, a wonderful festive atmosphere with stalls selling crafts, local treats and mulled wine.
Wander around cities like Berlin and Munich, visit museums, try local food and generally soak up the rich history and culture.
The weather is perfect for a bike ride through the countryside to the lovely villages and scenic landscapes.
Visit Cologne Cathedral as this iconic landmark is well worth a visit any time of the year. The architecture is amazing and you can climb to the top for lovely views.
 Lake Alster Germany

Can you go skiing in Germany?

Germany has lots of excellent ski resorts for beginners and experienced skiers. One standout destination is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria. A lovely town is famous for its traditional architecture and challenging slopes at the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak.

If you're looking for a family-friendly atmosphere, Oberstdorf in the Allgäu region is a great choice with a range of slopes suitable for various skill levels, the Nebelhorn and Fellhorn-Kanzelwand areas are popular.

If you are looking for a more extensive ski area, then head to the Bavarian Alps as the resorts around Berchtesgaden. Jenner and Rossfeld are well-known spots, with stunning views.

Another great spot is Winterberg, situated in the Sauerland region, easily accessible from major cities with a variety of slopes so you can take a day trip or spend a few days here.

The best time to visit these are from December to March, but check the ski conditions before you go.

Skiing in Germany

What are the cheapest months to travel to Germany?

Generally, the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) offer the more budget-friendly options as airfare and accommodation costs are usually a bit more reasonable during these times, and you're more likely to avoid the peak tourist crowds. Keep in mind that specific months within these seasons can still affect prices, so it's wise to be flexible with your travel dates. Also, weekdays often come with better deals than weekends. 

What months are the best weather in Germany?

In Germany, the weather varies throughout the year but in general late spring (May and June) and early autumn (September and October) are the best times to visit for the best weather as the temperatures are milder temperatures, its not too hot. Summer (July and August) is also popular, but it can get a bit warm, and there will be more tourists. Winter (December to February) can be cold, especially in the north but a magical time if you like Christmas and skiing.

When is the rainy season in Germany?

In Germany, the rainy season varies depending on where you are but generally, the summer months, particularly June and July, have more rainfall. However because Germany has a temperate climate, rain can occur throughout the year so if you're planning a trip, it's always worth packing an umbrella and waterproof gear, just in case. Always check the forecast for more accurate information though.

How many days in Germany is enough?

Deciding how many days to spend in Germany really depends on what you're into and how much time you've got. If you're visiting the big cities like Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg, then a week should be enough to give you a good taste of the vibrant culture, historical sites, and the food scene.

However, if you're planning to explore the countryside, maybe check out the Black Forest or the fairytale-like castles along the Romantic Road, then you might want to add a few more days to your itinerary.

To sum it up, probably a week or more if you can swing it, but adjust based on your interests and how much time you've got to spare. 


The wonderful blend of tradition and modernity in Germany makes a trip there a truly unique experience providing stories and moments that will stay with you forever. Prost to the amazing journey through Germany!