Climate

The weather in Germany is changeable and varied. You’ll experience everything from sweltering summer days to frigid winter nights.

German summers are usually a mix of warm, dry days with occasional rain and thunderstorms.  Weimar usually gets more sun than the surrounding region. That means you can look forward to approximately 30 to 40 days of sun with temperatures over 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) On especially hot days when the temperature climbs to 35 degrees or higher, the only thing that helps is a dip in Weimar’s public swimming pool.

The seasons in between, i.e. spring starting in March and autumn starting in September, are moderate in temperature and rather rainy. However, Weimar is compensated for the turn in weather by blossoming trees in the spring and brightly coloured foliage in the autumn which transforms the town into a blaze of colour.

You had better bundle up well in the winter because the daytime temperatures can get uncomfortably chilly. Weimar frequently gets a lot of snow with temperatures down to minus 10 to minus 20 degrees (14 to -4 Fahrenheit). But this winter wonderland with snow-covered trees and sparking icicles hanging from the eaves makes it easier to live with the cold weather – and snowball fights and sledding in the Ilm Park will warm you up in no time. The Thuringian Forest is not far from Weimar and is perfect for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding. All German buildings and flats are fitted with heating systems and radiators, so there’s no need to worry about freezing at home. A time-honoured method for warming up in the winter is drinking a hot mulled wine (Glühwein), spiked with an extra shot of rum if desired.

When you‘re packing your luggage for a year abroad in Germany, make sure you remember your bathing suit, umbrella and a winter coat, shawl and gloves!

For the latest weather forecast for Weimar, visit: www.wetter-online.de

For a realtime view on Weimars city centre take a look here.