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South Africans in Germany

Season Summer
Time Central European Time (CET), Summertime – the same time as South Africa until the last Sunday of October, when Wintertime starts (30 October 2022).
Weather

The average day temperature is 24 degrees Celsius.  The days are becoming shorter. It is mostly sunny and dry.

There might still be some Pollen in the air, have a look at the Pollenkalender here

The meteorological autumn starts on the 1st of September, meaning August is the last month of summer.
It is also the holiday season in most of Europe. For travel ideas within Germany, we created a travel page for each State (Bundesland) and added some Geheimtipps from locals.
If you feel overwhelmed by the types of accommodation available in Germany, hopefully, our page about accommodation types will help.
For travel within the Schengen area, check what rules currently apply by following the links on our Schengen Travel page.
For some countries outside the Schengen area, like Croatia, you don’t need a visa when travelling on a South African passport, see where else you can travel visa-free.
Also, see the page about July, for more information about holiday options.

For last minute holiday deals look at websites like Secret Escapes and Last Minute

Holidays

HolidayDateInformationStates
Public Holidays
Maria Himmelfahrt2022-08-15PenAssumption of MaryBY, SL
Observations
None
School Holidays and Terms
SommerferienVariousShool Holidays 2022

Events

  • 22 July –7 August:  Sommerwerft, Frankfurt (theatre and arts festival)
  • 24 July & August 6:  Klassik Open Air, Nürnberg (series of free classical concerts and fireworks in Luitpoldhain park)
  • 12 – 21 August Berlin Leutchtet, light fest

Jeremy Loops – Stuttgart LKA Longhorn

25/09/2022 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – The talented Jeremy Loops will be in Stuttgart on the 25th of September Jeremy Thomas Hewitt (born March 4, 1984) known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer. More about Jeremy Loops This is an external event and not organised by the Admin of this website Tickets available […]

Jeremy Loops – Hamburg Fabrik

29/09/2022 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – The talented Jeremy Loops will be in Hamburg on the 29th of September Jeremy Thomas Hewitt (born March 4, 1984) known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer. More about Jeremy Loops This is an external event and not organised by the Admin of this website Tickets available […]

Berlin Festival of Lights

07/10/2022 – 16/10/2022 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Every year in Fall Berlin becomes the city of light art. The light productions on the world-famous landmarks, monuments, buildings and squares of the German capital make the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS one of the most popular light art festivals in the world. Together with national and international artists, the Festival of Lights Team transforms Berlin […]

Adopt- a- learner Project Meet and Greet

01/10/2022 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Ladies and Gentlemen Members of Scatterlings of South Africa e.V We haven’t met since Corona, but we still want to do our due diligence for the non-profit work for the children in South Africa. It’s about school children who don’t have the right school materials and don’t receive any support in terms of education. That’s […]

Foods and drinks to try

  • The weather is perfect to have a braai or to visit friends for a grillfest. See rules for braaing here
  • Berries like Strawberries (Erdbeeren), Red currant berries (Johannisbeeren), Blueberries (Blaubeeren) and Goose berries  (Stachelbeeren)
  • Cherry (Kirschen) season is until the end of August
  • Zwetchen (Damask Plums). The season starts end of August. A delicious desert is Zwetschgendatschi
  • Mirabellen (Mirabelle plum)
  • Ice cream – the best you will find at Italian Gelato shops. Do try Spaghetti Eis
  • Aperol Spritz
  • Campari Orange
  • Elderflower Cocktail (Hugo)
  • Spritzers(Schorle)
  • Fruit Punch (Fruchtbowle)
  • Cold Duck (Kalte Ente)
  • Sangria
  • Beer and wine cocktails
  • Pumpkin season starts in August, if you are close to Ludwigsburg, visit the yearly Kürbisausstellung, which is the biggest in the World

Vocabulary

Holiday / Vacation der Urlaub
Holiday home das Ferienhaus
Accommodation die Unterkunft
Lake der See
Ocean das Meer
Beach der Strand / der Badestrand
All inclusive price die Pauschale

Fruit and Veggies in Season

August

Sources

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