The Best Season for Travel to Germany

The Best Season for Travel to Germany
There is much to see and do in Germany regardless of the time of year you visit. Summer is generally more expensive but it is the best time for the wine festivals. Winter can be cold (averaging 38 degrees F). However, it is an excellent time to see the Christmas markets.

Shoulder Season

If you want to save some money and avoid crowds but don't want to travel in the dead of winter, consider visiting during the shoulder season between the busy summer season and low winter season. Typical shoulder months are April and May or September and October.

Spring

Spring is an excellent time to visit Germany and enjoy the many festivals on offer. Consider visiting the Strong Beer festival in Munich in March or the many Easter festivities found across Germany like the Easter fires in Northern Germany.

Summer

Although summer is generally the busiest and most expensive time of year to visit, it is also the best time to go to Germany for the many wine festivals. Two of the biggest wine festivals are the Mainz Wine Festival and the Stuttgart Wine Festival, both of which occur at the end of August.

Autumn

The end of September and the beginning of October is the best time for beer aficionados to visit Munich due to Oktoberfest, famous for the beer tents, fairground rides, brass bands and parades.

Winter

The holiday season is a nice time to visit Germany for a number of reasons. Germany is renowned for their Christmas markets selling handcrafted items. In addition, there are many outdoor concerts and even theme parks that are open during the winter season.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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