Average Sunshine in Germany for January

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The tables below give January 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 January sunshine
Place Hours
Berlin   45
Bremen   41
Hamburg   42
Hannover   42
Kiel   39
Magdeburg   47
Potsdam   47
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 January
Place Hours
Cologne (Köln)   47
Dresden   56
Erfurt   50
Essen   45
Fichtelberg   64
Frankfurt   41
Gorlitz   56
Kassel   39
Leipzig   47
Saarbrüecken   42
Trier   25

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 January sunshine
Place Hours
Constance (Konstanz)   43
Freiburg   52
Karlsruhe   47
Munich (München)   61
Nuremberg (Nürnberg)   47
Oberstdorf   57
Regensburg   44
Stuttgart   60
Zugspitze 116
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