THE GERMAN WINTER
If you are thinking of making routes throughout Germany in winter should keep in mind that temperatures tend to easily fall below zero and rain is common. Depending on the area, besides, it is very normal to snow. In short, the German winter is very cold.
But do not despair, you will never regret visiting the German country at this time of year for various reasons.
WHAT TIME YOU WILL FIND ON YOUR ROUTES THROUGHOUT GERMANY
Most importantly, if you are determined to embark on one of the wonderful routes throughout Germany that you can find, is to be aware of the time that awaits you. So you can go well prepared.
Obviously it is a very cold climate and its temperature varies over the months. To give you an idea, these are the average temperatures throughout the months:
December: Minimum temperature -2.8 ° C / Maximum temperature of 5.0 ° C.
January: Minimum temperature -5.0 ° C / Maximum temperature of 4,4 ° C.
February: Minimum temperature -3.9 ° C / Maximum temperature of 5.0 ° C.
March: Minimum temperature 0.6 ° C / Maximum average temperature 8.3 ° C.
As you can see they are temperatures somewhat removed from the ones we are accustomed to in our country. Even more if you consider that the lowest temperature recorded was on Good Night 2001 with a temperature of -45.9 ° C! Now that’s really cold!
But everything has its advantages, and if it did not make that cold we would not have the opportunity, for example, to ski in the highest regions of the Alps.
RATES OF HOTELS IN WINTER
Another issue to keep in mind when preparing your routes for Germany during the winter is about the rates of hotels. You should keep in mind that the period with the highest occupancy rate occurs at the end of November and early December, coinciding with a rise in prices. Afterwards, rates drop in the months of January, February and March.
That will give us the opportunity to enjoy magical walks through wonderful cities that, at this time, will not be crowded with people.
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS DURING THE WINTER
One of the reasons why we enjoy the German cities when we organize our routes in Germany is to be able to attend the different events and festivals that are organized in them. In each city are organized many of them, here are some notable examples:
In December the Hanukkah Market in Berlin, the ChocolART Festival in Tübingen and the Stollen Festival in Dresden are particularly interesting. Not to forget all the Christmas markets that are organized in all the towns and cities of the country.
During the month of January you can not miss the Dresden Semper Opera Ball, the New Year’s Ball in Berlin, or the Berlin International Green Week.
In February they highlight the Transmediale: Digital Arts and Culture Festival and the International Film Festival, both in Berlin. And during the month of March it is worth attending the Literature Festival in Cologne, the Kurt Weill Music Festival, and the Spring Fair in Frankfurt.