Berlin has a moderate continental climate, with cold winter and hot summers. The average annual temperature of the city is 12ºC.
Summers in Berlin
The warmest months of the year are generally June, July and August with average highs of 24ºC (75ºF) and average lows of 14ºC (57ºF). In summer it can sometimes be over 30ºC (88ºF).
Winters in Berlin
The coldest months of the year are normally December, January and February. The average lows are easily below freezing: -1.9ºC (28ºF) and temperatures are never higher than 5ºC (41ºF). The wettest season of the year is also winter. In December, there are over 11 rainy days a month, which are usually transformed into snowfall.
Best time to visit Berlin
Any time of year is good to visit Berlin. In our opinion, the typical greyish winter skies give the city a unique charm. However, if you can, we would recommend traveling to the capital of Germany between May and September, since the temperatures are the most agreeable.
Not well adapted to the summer
Although many will recommend visiting Berlin in the summer, it can sometimes be a bit stifling. Berlin is extremely well adapted for the winter, but not for the summer. The city’s public transport, museums or restaurants do not normally have air-conditioning.