Average Sunshine in Germany for May

The tables below give May 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 May sunshine
Place Hours
Berlin 222
Bremen 204
Hamburg 217
Hannover 206
Kiel 230
Magdeburg 216
Potsdam 227
Rostock 245

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 May
Place Hours
Cologne (Köln) 192
Dresden 203
Erfurt 206
Essen 193
Fichtelberg 177
Frankfurt 207
Gorlitz 214
Kassel 194
Leipzig 202
Saarbrüecken 208
Trier 165

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 May sunshine
Place Hours
Constance (Konstanz) 199
Freiburg 198
Karlsruhe 210
Munich (München) 199
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 214
Oberstdorf 164
Regensburg 208
Stuttgart 198
Zugspitze 165
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