The weather in Germany

Have you ever wondered what the weather is like in Germany?


We get lots of questions from voyage kids users asking what the weather is like in Germany, so Molly and I have decided to put together a few pages to help you find out!

The weather in Germany is very varied, and is different from one region to the next. In the winter, it can be very cold, especially in the south, where there are big mountains called the Alps.

The weather in the summer can get pretty hot in all parts of Germany. In the capital, Berlin, there are even artificial beaches along the Spree river for people to relax in the sun!

From cold …

The Zugspitze in winter

Winters in the south of Germany can be very cold, especially in the mountains. This is the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, in the winter.

… to hot!

The Zugspitze in summer

This is the same mountain in the summer. What a difference! The snow has melted and temperatures on the mountain can reach up to 17.9 °C.

Did you know …?

  • The coldest ever recorded temperature in Germany is −45.9°C! (In comparison, the lowest temperature ever recorded in Scotland is ‘only’ −27.2°C)
  • The mildest weather can be found along the Rhine valley. In the Rhine valley town of Bonn, for example, spring flowers can come out weeks earlier than in Aachen – which is only around 40 miles away).
  • People in the north of Germany like to enjoy their summers on the sandy beaches – in giant wicker seats called ‘beach baskets‘!

For teachers

Why not teach your pupils all about the weather and lots of other topics with the voyage bears?

Words Ahoy! · Wörter Ahoi!

Deutsch English
der Regen rain
die Sonne sun
der Wind wind
der Schnee snow
Es ist warm. It’s warm.
Es ist kalt. It’s cold.
Es regnet. It’s raining.
Es schneit. It’s snowing.