Average Sunshine in Germany for December

The tables below give December 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 December sunshine
Place Hours
Berlin 37
Bremen 36
Hamburg 35
Hannover 34
Kiel 35
Magdeburg 41
Potsdam 39
Rostock 37

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 December
Place Hours
Cologne (Köln) 44
Dresden 46
Erfurt 42
Essen 39
Fichtelberg 57
Frankfurt 39
Gorlitz 45
Kassel 31
Leipzig 37
Saarbrüecken 43
Trier 20

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 December sunshine
Place Hours
Constance (Konstanz) 37
Freiburg 53
Karlsruhe 47
Munich (München) 49
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 43
Oberstdorf 48
Regensburg 38
Stuttgart 55
Zugspitze 116
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