Average Temperatures for Germany in December

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Average temperatures for December at cities throughout Germany are listed below in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum monthly temperatures based on three decades of weather data. Depending on the availability of information, the averages span either 1961 to 1990 or 1971 to 2000.

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.

Average December temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
40 31 Berlin  4    0
41 33 Bremen  5    0
40 32 Hamburg  5    0
41 32 Hannover  5    0
41 33 Kiel  5    0
40 31 Magdeburg  4   -1
37 29 Potsdam  3   -2
40 33 Rostock  5    1

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 daily temperatures in December
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
43 33 Cologne (Köln)  6    1
39 31 Dresden  4   -1
38 29 Erfurt  3   -2
42 35 Essen  6    2
29 21 Fichtelberg -2   -6
41 32 Frankfurt  5    0
37 28 Gorlitz  3   -2
39 32 Kassel  4    0
39 31 Leipzig  4   -1
40 32 Saarbrüecken  4    0
40 33 Trier  5    0

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.

December temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
38 30 Constance (Konstanz)  3   -1
43 34 Freiburg  6    1
41 31 Karlsruhe  5    0
39 28 Munich (München)  4   -2
39 29 Nuremberg (Nürnberg)  4   -2
38 22 Oberstdorf  4   -5
36 28 Regensburg  2   -2
41 32 Stuttgart  5    0
19 10 Zugspitze -7 -12
References

Deutscher Wetterdienst and World Meteorological Organization. World Weather Information Service.

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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