The weather in Germany during summer is pleasant with 22 degrees Celcius on an average reaching up to 25 degrees. Summers have slight drizzles when the north is slightly chill as the winds of the Baltic sea blow and the south is comparatively hotter. July is the peak summer season in Germany and is the time of the year when you can expect really hot weather. Brief showers occasionally help cool the weather down a bit. By August, the temperature starts to dip but the high humidity makes sightseeing uncomfortable. Carry a light waterproof jacket, lightweight clothes, plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses and you would be good to explore the beautiful country.
Key Events in Summer
• Bergkirchweih: Hosted in June annually, this festival is quite similar to the Oktoberfest and brings over a million people from all over the world.
• Berlin Culture Festival and Carnival: This is one of the biggest events organised in Berlin and is celebrated over a period of over four days featuring a huge parade, plenty of music, dancing and street festival where more than 900 artists take part.
• Kiel Week: This is the most popular sailing event in the world inviting millions of people and celebrated over nine days. Organised since 1882, there are over 200 events featuring thousands of yachts, boats, ships and other kinds of watercraft.
• Schutzenfest Hannover: Held in late-June, this festival is the biggest celebration for marksman and beer. It brings together around 5,000 marksmen and the best are featured in the largest parade of Europe.
• German American Folk Festival: This festival is held over a course of three weeks and celebrates the friendly relations between Germany and America. The focus is on American food and their way of leading life.
• Freiburg Wine Festival: Early in the week of July, the Freiburg Wine Festival brings over 400 wines which can be sampled by people in Baden-Wurttemberg
• Lesbian and Gay City Festival: An unique event, Berlin hosts this street party which draws more than 400, 000 attendees who can enjoy exhibitions, live music, performances and a plethora of culinary delights.
• The International Beer Festival: The International Beer Festival invites around 340 brewers from over 90 countries. The three-day event brings approximately 80, 000 attendees.
• Apple Wine Festival: This festival is held in Frankfurt and celebrates for ten days, the apple wine. Along with beverages, one can find live music and several items for sale.
• Gauboden Folk Festival: Held in mid-July, this festival that celebrates the national drink brings together around 2, 400 beer specialities.