Offering an enticing mix of bewitching scenery, rich history and quirky cities which can be embraced during each and every season. In the north discover the world-famous cultural and historical sights of vibrant Berlin including the iconic Museum Island and the domed Reichstag, or explore the cool neighbourhoods and unique architecture of the port city of Hamburg. In the south uncover fairy-tale castles and mysterious forests in beautiful Bavaria, and the art and beer city of Munich where the famous Oktoberfest tradition originated. Vineyard-ribboned riverbanks line the mighty Rhine, towering snow-capped Alps and the natural wonders of the Black Forest region. The traditions culture and dining are captivating, while the people are warm, friendly and welcoming.

Top Recommendations

  • Oktoberfest (preferably in Munich, but any large German city will have a festival)
  • Sample the Christmas Markets in Cologne, Berlin, Nuremberg or Leipzig
  • Visit the beautiful Heidelberg
  • Explore the Black Forest (Schwarzwald)
  • Seek out ancient castles in Bavaria and along the banks of the River Rhine

When to Visit

For those after the best weather and longest days, the summer months of June to August are the best time to book a trip. However Germany is a magical destination year-round. With Beer festivals occurring throughout the month of September, the most famous of which is located in Munich. To cosy Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Markets) that pop up in late November and December. Additionally, spring offers the first taste of the grape harvest and a countryside bursting into life. There really isn’t a bad time to take a trip to Deutschland.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Berlin & Munich.