Average Sunshine in Germany for December

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The tables below give December averages for the hours of sunshine at cities throughout Germany. The month's totals are averages of weather data collected from 1961 to 1990.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Northern, Central and Southern Germany.

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 December sunshine
Place Hours
Berlin   37
Bremen   36
Hamburg   35
Hannover   34
Kiel   35
Magdeburg   41
Potsdam   39
Rostock   37

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 December
Place Hours
Cologne (Köln)   44
Dresden   46
Erfurt   42
Essen   39
Fichtelberg   57
Frankfurt   39
Gorlitz   45
Kassel   31
Leipzig   37
Saarbrüecken   43
Trier   20

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 December sunshine
Place Hours
Constance (Konstanz)   37
Freiburg   53
Karlsruhe   47
Munich (München)   49
Nuremberg (Nürnberg)   43
Oberstdorf   48
Regensburg   38
Stuttgart   55
Zugspitze 116
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