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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Germany

Peak Season: May to September; December to January

In summer and fall, the sun brings out the best in the country, with longer. Winter is high season in the ski areas. Longer days and balmy weather in the northern parts are best for long strolls in the cities. Warm temperatures make hiking and swimming in the Alps and Black Forest a delight. December is a high season in skiing areas.

Off Season: November; February to March

Prices are generally low, but not all sites are open, rain is part of the package, and some hotels choose November to close for renovations. Mardi Gras attracts crowds along much of the Rhine.

Sweet Spot: April; October

Indian summers are the ideal time to enjoy Germany's gorgeous scenery in the Alps or in the forests of Brandenburg. And April often brings the first genuinely warm days.

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