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Germany in October
Written by Shrinidhi H on May 30, 2022 Share on

Germany in October – Weather, Places to Visit and Important Festivals

After Oktoberfest, Germany’s autumn calms down, making it a fantastic time for scenic road trips that prioritise leaf-peeping and outdoor activities like hiking and wine tasting. The cities, for their part, have a lot going on, from Berlin’s light festival to Frankfurt’s international book fair. Continue reading to learn more about what to anticipate in Germany in October.

Weather in Germany in October

In October, the air begins to be fresh and cool, with noticeable changes from early September. If your favourite season is autumn, you are lucky. Many consider October to be the most enjoyable time of the year. This is especially true for those who want to see and experience the changing colours of Germany’s stunning natural landscapes. It’s also one of the lightest months of the year, so it gets plenty of sun. It’s important to remember that daylight savings time ends in October, and the clocks move back an hour at the end of the month.

Weather in Germany in October
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 There are some differences depending on the destination. Berlin, the capital of the country, has an average daily maximum temperature of 14 ° C and a minimum daily temperature of 6 ° C. Frankfurt in the southwest is generally the warmest city in Germany, with average daily maximum and minimum temperatures of 59 ° F (15 ° C) and 46 ° F (8 ° C). Locations in the southern Bavarian Alps, such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen, get colder at higher altitudes, especially at night when minimum temperatures usually reach 3 ° C (38 ° F). In northern Germany, storm winds and moisture can increase from the North and Baltic Seas. 

Visitors might expect calm, bright days to be interspersed with cold, rainy days. Bring a smart layer and fall jacket,  raincoat, umbrella and sturdy walking shoes.

Also Read: Germany in September – Places to Visit, Weather and Festivals!

Top 5 places to visit in Germany in October

1. The Black Forest

During your childhood, you’ve probably heard the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Visit the enchanted areas that are claimed to have inspired fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. The Black Forest, which borders France in southwestern Germany, contains 11,100 square kilometres of stunning natural scenery. Known for its dense evergreen forests and beautiful lakes and waterfalls, it is an ideal place to return to nature. On foot, by bicycle, or on horseback. 

Germany in October
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Also Read: 10 Best National Parks in Germany: Experience Natural Wonders!

2. Schloss Neuschwanstein

Speaking of Sleeping Beauty, Germany also has a stunningly beautiful castle that influenced the Walt Disney version of Disneyland’s palace. Surrounded by the mountains of the Bavarian Alps,  Neuschwanstein Castle is the pinnacle of European fairy tale castles and one of Germany’s most popular attractions. Commissioned by Ludwig II for pleasure in 1869, the impressive palace is famous for its elegant spire that rises from the top of the tree.

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

3. Lake Constance

Lake Constance, which borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is one of Germany’s most popular vacation destinations, and for good reason. Its special appeal lies in its versatility to provide something that suits every taste. Nature lovers will find many varieties on the islands and nature reserves. Those interested in culture will discover many attractions in the seaside towns of Konstanz, Lindau, Uberlingen and Friedrichshafen. 

 Lake Constance
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4. The Zugspitze

If you want to know what it feels like to be at the top of the world, or at least you want to know, a trip to the majestic summit of  Zugspitze will certainly work. Located on the border between Germany and Austria, it is the highest mountain in Germany at an altitude of 2,962 meters. Surrounded by steep valleys, the view from above covers more than 400 mountains throughout the land. The Zugspitze is also a great option if you like winter vacations and slope action.

The Zugspitze
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Also Read: 10 Adventurous Places To Visit In Germany

5. Bayreuth

The world-famous Richard Wagner Festival is held annually in the northern city of Bavaria, Bayreuth. A popular event in honour of German-born composers turns the city into a hotspot for opera lovers. Even if you aren’t an opera buff, the sumptuous furnishings of the 18th-century Margravial Opera House will wow you. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of Baroque theatre architecture. It can accommodate up to 500 people and often experiences a full-fledged Baroque court opera. Besides this impressive landmark, Bayreuth offers a rich culture and heritage.

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Events in Germany in October

German Unity Day

This annual holiday will take place on October 3rd to commemorate the reunification of Germany in 1990. Keep an eye out for the celebration of live music and food and drink stalls across the country, especially near the Reichstag Building and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Please note that grocery stores and shops may be closed on this day. 

Berlin Light Festival

You can Take a long walk in the dark at this free festival. And also, here more than 40 of Berlin’s most famous landmarks and historic buildings will be illuminated from 7 pm to 1 am. 

Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, Ludwigsburg

If you’ve ever wondered where the world’s largest pumpkin festival takes place, it’s on the grounds of the Ludwigsburg Palace near Stuttgart. The festival, which will be held this fall, will feature 450,000 pumpkins, celebrating all pumpkins related to family activities, competitions, food and drink. 

Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt

Held in mid-October, it is an important international event for publishers, bookstores, agencies and writers. 

Wine Festival, Neustadt Andea Winestraße

During the harvest season, several wine festivals are held. The German Grape Harvest Festival is held in October along the German wine route particularly.

Oktoberfest, Munich

Even if you’re here earlier this month, you can still see some of the action at the world’s most famous beer festival. Another low-tourist beer festival in Stuttgart, the Cannstatter Volksfest, will also be held from September to early October.

Also Read: Best of German Festivals: World-class Food, Music and Culture!

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