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when is the most beautiful time to visit Germany

is it pretty in Winter? Or is Spring or Fall best?

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Germany is pretty in winter south of Munich, in the Alps, like from January to early March, when there is snow and you can go skiing. The other parts of Germany in winter are only wet and ugly, mostly, so not recommended.

It gets nice usually in May... really nice in June/July/August/September, which are our summer months. It hardly ever gets really hot, it never is humid (continental climate), the summers are around 23-30 degrees, but dry weather, but it may be rainy/wet for a week or more... that is the reason why SO MANY GERMANS TRAVEL - to be really sure to have a hot summer one has to go to Italy or Spain or Greece...

In case you like drinking wine, the area around Wuerzburg, where I live, in Franconia which is northern Bavaria, 110 kms east of Frankfurt and 100 kms west of Nuremberg, is the best place to go. Along the river Main there are many vineyards and in June and July every town and village here has a winefestival going on for a week or at least a weekend, with live music, open air wine drinking until almost midnight... everybody sits together at the same table, with people you didn't know before, but you easily get acquainted with over a glass of wine.. or two.... - Franconia is also famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, the RESIDENZ, an almost 300-year-old baroque Palace which has the biggest fresco-painting of the world, painted by the Italian artist Tiepolo onto the largest self-supporting stone-ceiling of the world, the size of 2 (!) tennis courts ! Check it out under . Or get a book of baroque art...

In case you have more questions... just ask them!
Maria-Anna
I would actually recommend traveling in the fall.

In the winter, the weather is often unpredictable and bitter cold, which is miserable if you are traveling and needing to walk around outside a lot. (The Alps are incredibly beautiful in the winter, though.)

It is still relatively cold and wet in the springtime, and while there are occasionally nice days, it doesn't really seem to warm up until June or, in the north, sometimes even July. To put things in perspective, my sister (who lives near Atlanta) visited France and Germany for the first time in the first week of June last year. It was still relatively cool, and she said, quite simply, "This springtime in Paris thing is bull. I'm freezing!"

If you can wait until September or October to travel, that would probably be the best. Not only are attractions not as crowded (and lodging often a bit cheaper than in summer), but there are still quite a few 60- to 70-degree+ days as the weather transitions into fall/winter, and it's not as rainy as in the springtime. You also get the changing of the leaves as an added bonus.
I've written entire articles on the subject. The short version is late August, September (except stay far away from from Munich during the Oktoberfest in Sept), and October are the ideal times.

These are ideal for opening times and weather. I'd also like to point out that immediately after the Oktoberfest is probably the PERFECT time to visit Munich, as there are no crowds, the leaves on the trees are changing colors, and the temperatures are still fairly warm.
I've written entire articles on the subject. The short version is late August, September (except stay far away from from Munich during the Oktoberfest in Sept), and October are the ideal times.

These are ideal for opening times and weather. I'd also like to point out that immediately after the Oktoberfest is probably the PERFECT time to visit Munich, as there are no crowds, the leaves on the trees are changing colors, and the temperatures are still fairly warm.
Hello.
To come to the area of Berlin, like the oldfashioned neighbour city Potsdam, I would recommend spring, or early fall. Because its not too hot in the city and the green of the surrounded parks and garden landscapes, like Sansouci, are beautiful with their colorfull flowers and exotic plants.
Greetings from Berlin
Gerhard
I agree with the others. Don't come in Winter. Any time from May to October is fine.
It depends on what sort of climate you like and where you want to go.

In Winter you can visit a Christmas markets and admire the country covered in snow.

In Spring you find loads of tourists, but the weather is beautiful and you can visit more place than in winter. Note that usually tourist attractions are closed in winter.

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