|Time||Central European Time (CET), one hour behind South Africa until the last Sunday of March, when Summertime starts (27 March 2022).|
|Weather||The temperatures average between 0.2 °C and 7.4 °C.
It could be warmer or colder, depending on the location.
The average daily sunshine is 3.8 hours.
|International Woman’s Day||2022-03-08||Only in Berlin||Berlin|
|Meteorological start of Spring||2022-03-01||All|
|Fastnacht||2022-03-01||Six days before Ash Wednesday|
|Aschermittworch / Ash Wednesday||2022-03-02||All|
|Josefstag / Saint Joseph’s Day||2022-03-19||BY|
|Astrological start of Spring||2022-03-20||All|
|Start of Summer time||2022-03-27||Clocks are turned forward by one hour||All|
|Festivals and events|
|St Patrick’s day||2022-03-17||The St Patrick’s day parade in Munich is one of the biggest in Germany. There is also one in Berlin.|
|School Holidays and Terms|
|Easter Holidays||Various||School Holidays||Hamburg|
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 upcoming Easter celebrations in April, and most houses and gardens will be decorated accordingly.
Many towns will have Easter Markets and decorate the town fountains with Easter eggs. These decorated fountains are called Osterbrunnen.
People also decorate trees and dried sticks with Easter eggs, these are called Ostereierbäume
The other great thing about March is the increase in daylight. Every day the sun comes up a minute or two earlier and sets later. Some places may still have snow, especially in the mountains.
Food and drinks to try
March is time for Starkbier and, of course, the related festivals.
Bärlauch (Wild Garlic) is in season. Wild garlic can be bought at markets or you can harvest it in the forests. I would not recommend harvesting Bärlauch, as the leaves can look similar to those of the Lily of the valley – which is poisonous.