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Germany month by month

We created a page for each month so you can find out what food is in season, what public holidays and festivals you can look forward to and information about the weather. 

If you want to read more about the weather conditions, check out our Weather in Germany page

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January 2023

January Happy new Year!Although some towns will keep their Christmas lights on until the second week in January, it can feel a bit quiet and dull, especially after the Christmas festivities and Silverster parties.  Take the time to regenerate and relax with cozy fire places, hearty food and warm drinks

February 2023

February February is the month of love. It is a big celebration in South Africa, but not so popular in Germany. As a rule, restaurants do not offer any special Valentines deals and neither does the Hotels. The more commercial shops will have some special items or sales. It is

March 2023

March Finally Spring, but don’t get too excited yet, it will still take a couple of weeks to warm up.Although the trees are still without leaves until April, nature spoils us with flowers like Crocus, Narcissus and Tulips. These can be seen in most gardens and meadows.There is also the anticipation of the

April 2023

April April is mostly associated with Easter celebrations and holidays.  Many houses and gardens are decorated with Easter bunnies, eggs, and spring flowers. Another tradition is to decorate dry twigs (Osterstrauch) or trees with colourful eggs. One of the biggest Ostereierbäume can be seen in Saalfeld with almost 600 handpainted eggs. A great

May 2023

May In the month of May, we celebrate the changing of the seasons. The sun is shining and it is much warmer during the day. The days are longer and people are enjoying beer and “gemütlichkeit” in the beer gardens.On the 1st of May (Mayday and also Tag der Arbeit), in most

June 2023

June The beginning of Summer and the longest day of the year will be on 21June, in Berlin the sun will rise at 04:43 and set at 21:33.The long days are perfect to enjoy a beer after work in one of the many beer gardens or invite friends over for

July 2023

July Most people take their summer holidays in either July or August.Favourite summer holiday destinations for most Germans are Spain, in particular Mallorca, Greece, and Italy. Another popular destination is Malta, where they speak English.Traveling within Germany is also a great option, with destinations like the Ostsee, the Nordsee, Sylt , and Lake Constance making the top

August 2023

August For many, August is synonymous with holidays, especially in Europe, where it is the peak vacation season.If you’re still looking to snag a last-minute getaway, you might try browsing holiday deal websites like Secret Escapes and Last Minute. These websites offer a wide range of options to suit any

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