Average Sunshine in Germany for August

The tables below give August averages for the hours of sunshine at cities throughout Germany.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Northern, Central and Southern Germany.

The annual totals are averages of weather data collected from 1961 to 1990.

Northern Germany

Included here are cities in the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) and Schleswig-Holstein.

Total August sunshine
Place Hours
Berlin 210
Bremen 193
Hamburg 207
Hannover 197
Kiel 220
Magdeburg 207
Potsdam 220
Rostock 225

Central Germany

This section covers the states of Hesse (Hessen), North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Saarland, Saxony (Sachsen) and Thuringia (Thüringen). Besides cities, the list includes Fichtelberg, a high point in the Ore Mountains where the weather station sits near the peak, at 1213 metres (3980 feet) elevation.

Average hours of sun in August
Place Hours
Cologne (Köln) 184
Dresden 197
Erfurt 204
Essen 183
Fichtelberg 190
Frankfurt 204
Gorlitz 210
Kassel 188
Leipzig 194
Saarbrüecken 216
Trier 172

Southern Germany

Cities in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria (Bayern) states are in the table below. Also included is Oberstdorf, a mountain vacation town and ski holiday destination in the Bavarian Alps. The most extreme weather station on the list is Zugspitze at 2960 metres (9711 feet) elevation, near the top of Germany's highest peak.

Average August sunshine
Place Hours
Constance (Konstanz) 215
Freiburg 228
Karlsruhe 221
Munich (München) 213
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 215
Oberstdorf 173
Regensburg 216
Stuttgart 214
Zugspitze 179
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