Germany in July: Weather, Tips & Wine Tasting

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Summer is in full swing in Germany in July. Days are warmer and the sky clearer, an ideal setting to go check out the many attractions and partake in outdoor activities. From the vibrant capital city of Berlin and the historic town of Munich to the cultural hub of Cologne and the famous wine regions, Germany in July is never short of experiences. While the popular cities could be crowded, the lesser-known coastal areas and smaller towns offer a quiet escape. Despite July being the busiest and one of the most expensive months for a tour in Germany, a break in the countryside is never disappointing.

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Germany Weather in July

The iconic Brandenburg gate, Berlin, Germany.
July is one of the warmest months in Germany.

July is among the hottest months of the year in Germany, particularly in the south, where high humidity intensifies the heat as summer temperatures peak around mid-month. The average temperature in Germany in July varies depending on the region you intend to visit. Berlin, the capital city, experiences average daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Frankfurt typically has the warmest weather in Germany, with daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Meanwhile, towns in the Bavarian Alps, particularly those near Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, will feel slightly more relaxed. But overall, the weather in Germany in July is warm and bright with little rain showers.

Weather in Germany in July - Rainfall and Temperatures

Jun Jul Aug
Avg Daily (°C) 21.1°C 25°C 23.9°C
Avg Nightly (°C) 10°C 12.2°C 13.9°C
Avg Daily (°F) NaN NaN NaN
Avg Nightly (°F) NaN NaN NaN
Avg Rainfall (mm) 75 68 62

Why Visit Germany in July

A man hiking in the Alps, Bavaria, Germany.
Hike through the mountains and take in the beauty of the country.
Wine glasses and fruits on the table in a wine harvesting farm.
Summer is the best season to visit Germany's wine region, so don't miss the wine-tasting festivities.

There is no better time to visit the Alps than in July. As the snowy slopes have transformed into beautiful alpine meadows, this is the perfect time for hiking or embarking on a scenic road trip. Below are some other reasons to inspire you to visit Germany in July:

  • Outdoor fun: The month of July offers ideal summer conditions. You can spend as much time outside as possible with plenty of daylight hours and warm temperatures. Whether you want to hike in the countryside, shop at galleries, or unwind at the beaches, the weather will always be on your side.
  • Seasonal deals: Given the pleasant weather, July is one of the busiest and most expensive times to book a trip to Germany. Yet, this is also when many hotels offer amazing all-inclusive deals.
  • Wine tasting: Summer is the ideal time to visit Bad Durkheim, Germany's wine region. Here you will find plenty of wine-making classes with discounts for summer tourists. If you happen to be in Freiburg at the end of July, do not miss out on the celebrations honoring the wine from Black Forest wineries.
  • Musical events: Germany presents live opera, choral, and ballet performances at some of the top locations throughout the month of July, from Max-Joseph-Platz in Munich to the outdoor setting at the historic Gendarmenmarkt plaza in Berlin and Nuremberg's lovely Luitpold Grove Park.
  • Festivals: In Germany, LGBT pride festivities and parades often occur in late July. The biggest events are held in Cologne and Berlin on Christopher Street Day. Also, do not miss out on the Kinderzeche in Dinkelsbuhl. This fun-filled celebration in the middle of July honors Dinkelsbuhl's role in the Thirty Years' War with colorful dance parades. This is a fantastic stop for those traveling the Romantic Road.

Where to Go and What to Do

Cathedral in Dresden, Germany.
The cathedral is Dresden's newest Baroque structure. It is also the largest Saxony church with a floor area of over 4,800 square meters.

Amidst the lively summer atmosphere, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, and Munich are some of the best places to visit in Germany in July. As this is the best month to traverse the coastline, setting out on your journey from Hamburg, the vibrant harbor city, is a good decision. Explore the long stretches of sand on Rugen Island or relax on the car-free Hiddensee Island. Meanwhile, exploring Berlin’s famous landmarks and museums is food for the soul.

If you ever find yourselves in Dresden, the magnificent Baroque architecture encircling the immaculately manicured gardens is a must-see. Visit Munich and dive deeper into the country’s history as you amble through the streets of the ancient cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart. Apart from the usual summer watersports, a picnic by Lake Ammersee, an excursion through the enchanting landscapes of the Black Forest, castle tours around the lake of Alpsee, and wine tasting in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region are a few of the many things to do in Germany in July.

Bring lots of lightweight summer clothing, including a layer for cool mornings and evenings. Sunscreen for excursions and outdoor activities is also a must. Also, pack some rain gear, as brief rain showers are pretty standard in July.

Germany lures tourists in July with its sunny weather, entertaining activities, and many destinations. If you have been planning a city trip, now is the perfect time. To avoid the peak season crowds, consider exploring the picturesque countryside and tiny villages close to lakes and beaches. But wherever you choose to travel, Germany in July guarantees a memorable trip.

For more inspiration, go through our guide on how many days to spend in Germany.

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on March 27, 2023

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