Weather in May in Germany

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May in Germany. Is this month a good time to go to Germany? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Germany in May?

The weather in Germany in May ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Zugspitze with 1°C (34°F) to moderate temperatures in Karlsruhe with 21°C (70°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 10°C (49°F) in Karlsruhe and -5°C (23°F) in Zugspitze.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Bochum with 48mm (1.9inch) rainfall to heavy in Feldberg with 161mm (6.3inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 230 hours of sunshine in Berlin during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Germany.

Where to go in Germany in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Germany on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Germany

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Germany?

Average weather in Berlin

In May Berlin generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Berlin
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
15°C / 59°F 
3°C / 37°F 
192 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
8 days 
20°C / 68°F 
8°C / 46°F 
230 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
231 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
7 days 
Climate in Berlin

Average weather in Cologne

In May Cologne generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (47°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Cologne
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
16°C / 61°F 
5°C / 40°F 
173 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
20°C / 68°F 
8°C / 47°F 
199 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
June   >> June
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 53°F 
203 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
Climate in Cologne

Average weather in Binz

In May Binz generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Binz
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 37°F 
45mm / 1.8inch 
10 days 
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
52mm / 2inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
21°C / 70°F 
11°C / 52°F 
65mm / 2.6inch 
10 days 
Climate in Binz

Average weather in Munich

In May Munich generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (49°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Munich
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
15°C / 58°F 
5°C / 41°F 
170 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
11 days 
19°C / 66°F 
10°C / 49°F 
210 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
12 days 
June   >> June
>>  
22°C / 72°F 
13°C / 55°F 
210 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
14 days 
Climate in Munich

Average weather in Hamburg

In May Hamburg generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Hamburg
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 37°F 
171 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
9 days 
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
221 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 51°F 
199 hours 
74mm / 2.9inch 
11 days 
Climate in Hamburg

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Germany.

Is May the best time to go to Germany?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit Germany with commonly perfect weather in Berlin. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Germany is in May, June, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Berlin. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

Interested in more climate information?

We have much more information about the climate in Germany. Interested in the weather conditions in a specific month? Select the month below.

  • January      
  • February      
  • March      
  • April      
  • May      
  • June      
  • July      
  • August      
  • September      
  • October      
  • November      
  • December      
  • Weather and climate has detailed information for almost all countries in the world. Are you going to Germany? Get detailed historical weather averages for many cities in Germany.

    Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.