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Germany in February
Written by Sruthi Suresh on May 11, 2022 Share on

Germany in February: A Complete Guide!

Gushy winds, cold breeze and unpredictable rains, this is Germany in February. While most of them refrain from planning a trip during February, this land of ideas has more to offer. With no second thoughts, dive deep to unravel the secret to an unforgettable holiday. Want to fill your social media handle with amazing pictures? The snow-filled mountain caps and wilting leaves are just perfect for an ambient photographic background. Do not forget to take your kids along. They are simply going to love it!!

However, solo trips are also nothing lesser. Enjoying one’s own company portrays self-love and provides a great escape from the chaotic world.

Weather in Germany – February

February is one of the coldest months in Germany. The temperatures range from -1°C to 2°C. Sudden showers are also expected to occur during the day. Weather in Frankfurt, Germany in February remains around 4°C to 7°C. With such low temperatures, is it even possible to have a fruitful holiday experience? Yes!! It definitely is. Put on your jackets and get ready folks. Let’s start the raid!

  • Maximum Temperature: 4°C
  • Minimum Temperature: -1°C
  • The dark month with an average of 72 hours of sunshine
  • Sudden rainfall possible
Rain showers in Germany in February
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What to pack for Germany in February

As said before, February in Germany can be too cold. Carry thicker clothing to make you feel warm and vibe along.

  • Hats
  • Jackets
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Thermal Garments

It’s the ideal time to flaunt your wardrobe and accessories. Fancy hats, stylish coolers, boots and what not? Get them all here and look fab!

Also read: 10 Most Romantic Cities in Germany For a mesmerising Vacation

Places to visit in Germany in February

  • The Bavarian Alps
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Phantasia Land

Also read: Why you should experience Sky Diving in Germany

1. The Bavarian Alps

Located in South Germany, Bavarian Alps is the right pick for a top-notch skiing experience. Wear your ski boots and you are all set for a swish through the snow. These ranges in Germany witness early sunsets around 5:15 PM in February. Among several skiing areas, Zugspitz and Garmisch Classic are the popular ones and are known to offer a wide choice of winter sports. Worried if skiing is the right choice for you? Got you! It is made sure that right from beginners to professionals have a momentous skiing experience.

  • Operating time: 08:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Germany in February
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2. Neuschwanstein Castle

Yes, dreamy castles like those in fantasies do exist! A 30-minute tour inside the Neuschwanstein castle is nothing less than a jaw-dropping experience. The dome of the castle topped with snow is a sight to vouch for. One of the easiest ways to reach Neuschwanstein is a 2-hour drive by road from Munich.

  • Entry fee – 13 euros (adults)
  • Better to book slots in advance

Also read: 10 Best Places To Visit In Germany – The Land of Castles And History

Neuschwanstein castle, Germany
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3. Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon museum is home to a variety of Babylonian art. Some of the famous art pieces of this museum include Stattuete of a Praying man from Assur and Ishtar Gate of Babylon. Children below the age of 18 need not pay an entry fee while adults are charged 12 euros.

  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Holiday on Monday
Germany in February
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4. Phantasia Land

How about hopping into a theme park for some amazing rides? Phantasia Land has got the best attraction for you and your fam. Some of the famous ones include the Black Mamba and a visit to the mystery castle. Restaurants inside the premises offer all kinds of cuisines to satisfy the foodie in you. Have a splash into the water rides and make your February, the perfect Phantasia holiday!

  • City: Bruhl, Germany
  • Ticket price: 47 euros to 57 euros, free for children aged below 4
phantasia land
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Events in Germany in February

Did you know that February is the month for various carnivals (known as Karneval/Fasching in Germany) and film festivals? The vibrant arena and cheerful crowd on the streets are something you should never miss.

1. Cologne Carnival

Traditionally known as the period of merry-making, the Cologne Carnival is held during the second and third weeks of February. One could have an alluring sight of the sumptuous parade on the streets and this is one of the biggest festivals in the country.

Also read: 8 Best Things to Do in Cologne, Germany For a Spectacular Vacation

Cologne Carnival Germany
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2. International Film Festival, Berlin

The International Film Festival is hosted every February in Germany. This is an attempt to encourage both successful and budding individuals from the film industry. A royal vibe is brought into the sets of the festival with awards being announced for every category of filmmaking. Having completed 73 successful years as of 2024, this film festival (74th year) is expected to reach great heights and recognize talents from multiple facets.

Film Festival
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Frequently Asked Questions about Germany in February

1. Is February in Germany too cold?

February is the coldest month in Germany where temperatures can drop up to -1 C. However that will not affect your holiday. There are winter sporting sites and festivals to keep you entertained. It also experiences less crowding letting you explore places at budgeted prices.

2. What are the winter activities available in February?

Skiing and hoarding are available for both novices and professionals in various areas. A cable car is a go-to ride option to witness a mesmerizing high-altitude view.

3. Are there any events hosted exclusively in February?

February in Germany is the season for various carnivals and film festivals. So grab your snack and sit back to enjoy!

Well, as you can see February in Germany is quite awesome to explore. Comfortable clothing and perfect planning are all you need to make it a memorable holiday. Plan your trip with Pickyourtrail which presents to you a great deal of Germany tour packages to match your interests. Guess what? You can customise your Germany itinerary as per your preferences. Our ultimate Germany guide will help you arrive at conclusions based on recommendations and the popularity of destinations. With everything at the click of a button, you are now ready to rejoice in your dreamy vacay with us.

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