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Best Times to Visit Hamburg

The best time to visit Hamburg is the months between May and September when 70-degree temps sweep through the city. Room rates might be a bit higher and you may have more tourists to contend with, but the pleasant weather makes up for the elevated prices. For fewer crowds and potentially lower hotel prices (room rates remain pretty steady year-round), visit in the fall. The weather will be brisk with temperatures in the 50s and 60s, but the benefits might be worth the chill.

Weather in Hamburg

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Average Temperature (°F)
38.7
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52.3
77.5
55.9
75.9
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50.5
58.8
43.9
47.1
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40.1
31.1
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Average Precipitation (in)
2.72
2.76
2.68
2.2
2.6
3.03
2.28
2.68
2.76
2.6
3.11
2.95
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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May-September

The months between May and September comprise peak season in Hamburg. Average high temperatures are ideal – barely creeping above 70 degrees Fahrenheit – but the chance of rain showers is a bit higher in the summertime too. If you visit this time of year, you may want to book your hotel at least two or three months before you travel, though the only time you'll really have a hard time finding a room is during major events. 

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October- December

Fall might be a good time to visit, though you'll need to pack cold-weather gear since average temperatures range from 30 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. But the chilly air also means fewer camera-snapping tourists to contend with. However, there are a few exceptions: Oktoberfest and Christmas, when visitors from all over travel to Hamburg for its charming Christmas markets.

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January-April

January and February see freezing weather, literally: Temperatures range in the 20s and 30s Fahrenheit. The thermometer reads higher temps in March and April, but the weather remains winter-jacket worthy. Tourism is at its all-time low, and hoteliers might cut you a break on rates. We say might because wintertime still hosts lots of convention-goers and business trips. If you're willing to brave the cold, you can still take advantage of outdoor attractions, including skating rinks at Planten un Blomen and the frozen Alster Lake.

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Popular Times to Visit Hamburg

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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