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Best time to visit Hamburg, Germany

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The best time to visit Hamburg is September

Hamburg can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September is the best time to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Hamburg can reach a maximum of 26℃ (79℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around -1℃ (31℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -5℃ (23℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Hamburg during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in April instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Hamburg. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

August

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Hamburg seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Hamburg as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Hamburg is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Hamburg

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Hamburg for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Hamburg climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Hamburg for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Hamburg in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Hamburg in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Hamburg in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Hamburg in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Hamburg in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hamburg in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hamburg in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Hamburg in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Hamburg in September

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Hamburg in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hamburg in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Hamburg in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hamburg in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Hamburg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Hamburg is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Hamburg is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Hamburg, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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