Flag for Germany Time Change 1916 in Germany

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Country: Germany

Long Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Abbreviations: DE, DEU

Capital: Berlin

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +49

Apr 30

Forward 1 hour

Apr 30, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 30, 1916, 11:00:00 pm clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Monday, May 1, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on May 1, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 1

Back 1 hour

Oct 1, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 1:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 1, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 2018

When Does DST Start and End in Germany?

All of Germany uses Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year. The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

Central European Time (CET) is used as standard time, while Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed when DST is in force.

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Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in Locations in Germany in 1916 (565 Locations)

AachenApr 30 - Oct 1GörlitzApr 30 - Oct 1OberhausenApr 30 - Oct 1
AalenApr 30 - Oct 1GoslarApr 30 - Oct 1Oberursel (Taunus)Apr 30 - Oct 1
AchernApr 30 - Oct 1GothaApr 30 - Oct 1OberweselApr 30 - Oct 1
AchimApr 30 - Oct 1GöttingenApr 30 - Oct 1OeldeApr 30 - Oct 1
AhausApr 30 - Oct 1GräfelfingApr 30 - Oct 1Oer-ErkenschwickApr 30 - Oct 1
AhlenApr 30 - Oct 1GreifswaldApr 30 - Oct 1OffenbachApr 30 - Oct 1
AhrensburgApr 30 - Oct 1GrevenApr 30 - Oct 1OffenburgApr 30 - Oct 1
AlbstadtApr 30 - Oct 1GrevenbroichApr 30 - Oct 1ÖhringenApr 30 - Oct 1
Alfeld (Leine)Apr 30 - Oct 1GrimmelfingenApr 30 - Oct 1OldenburgApr 30 - Oct 1
AllensbachApr 30 - Oct 1Gronau (Westfalen)Apr 30 - Oct 1OlpeApr 30 - Oct 1
AlsdorfApr 30 - Oct 1Gross-GerauApr 30 - Oct 1OranienburgApr 30 - Oct 1
AlsfeldApr 30 - Oct 1GummersbachApr 30 - Oct 1OsnabrückApr 30 - Oct 1
AltenburgApr 30 - Oct 1GüstrowApr 30 - Oct 1Osterholz-ScharmbeckApr 30 - Oct 1
AltöttingApr 30 - Oct 1GüterslohApr 30 - Oct 1Osterode am HarzApr 30 - Oct 1
AmbergApr 30 - Oct 1HaanApr 30 - Oct 1OstfildernApr 30 - Oct 1
AmrumApr 30 - Oct 1HagenApr 30 - Oct 1PaderbornApr 30 - Oct 1
AndernachApr 30 - Oct 1HalberstadtApr 30 - Oct 1PapenburgApr 30 - Oct 1
Annaberg-BuchholzApr 30 - Oct 1HalleApr 30 - Oct 1PassauApr 30 - Oct 1
AnsbachApr 30 - Oct 1Haltern am SeeApr 30 - Oct 1PeineApr 30 - Oct 1
ApoldaApr 30 - Oct 1HamburgApr 30 - Oct 1PellwormApr 30 - Oct 1
ArnsbergApr 30 - Oct 1HamelnApr 30 - Oct 1Pfaffenhofen an der IlmApr 30 - Oct 1
ArnstadtApr 30 - Oct 1HammApr 30 - Oct 1PforzheimApr 30 - Oct 1
AschaffenburgApr 30 - Oct 1HanauApr 30 - Oct 1PinnebergApr 30 - Oct 1
AscherslebenApr 30 - Oct 1HannoverApr 30 - Oct 1PirmasensApr 30 - Oct 1
AugsburgApr 30 - Oct 1HattingenApr 30 - Oct 1PirnaApr 30 - Oct 1
AurichApr 30 - Oct 1HeideApr 30 - Oct 1PlauenApr 30 - Oct 1
BacknangApr 30 - Oct 1HeidelbergApr 30 - Oct 1PlettenbergApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad EmsApr 30 - Oct 1Heidenheim an der BrenzApr 30 - Oct 1Porta WestfalicaApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad HersfeldApr 30 - Oct 1HeilbronnApr 30 - Oct 1PotsdamApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad HomburgApr 30 - Oct 1HeinsbergApr 30 - Oct 1PrenzlauApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad HonnefApr 30 - Oct 1HeligolandApr 30 - Oct 1Prien am ChiemseeApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad HönningenApr 30 - Oct 1HelmstedtApr 30 - Oct 1PulheimApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad KissingenApr 30 - Oct 1HemerApr 30 - Oct 1RadebeulApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad KreuznachApr 30 - Oct 1Hennef (Sieg)Apr 30 - Oct 1Radolfzell am BodenseeApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad MergentheimApr 30 - Oct 1HerfordApr 30 - Oct 1RastattApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad NauheimApr 30 - Oct 1HeringsdorfApr 30 - Oct 1RathenowApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad Neuenahr-AhrweilerApr 30 - Oct 1HerneApr 30 - Oct 1RatingenApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad OeynhausenApr 30 - Oct 1HerrenbergApr 30 - Oct 1RavensburgApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad OldesloeApr 30 - Oct 1Herrsching am AmmerseeApr 30 - Oct 1RecklinghausenApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad SalzuflenApr 30 - Oct 1HertenApr 30 - Oct 1RegensburgApr 30 - Oct 1
Bad VilbelApr 30 - Oct 1HerzogenrathApr 30 - Oct 1RemscheidApr 30 - Oct 1
Baden-BadenApr 30 - Oct 1HildenApr 30 - Oct 1RendsburgApr 30 - Oct 1
BalingenApr 30 - Oct 1HildesheimApr 30 - Oct 1ReutlingenApr 30 - Oct 1
BambergApr 30 - Oct 1HockenheimApr 30 - Oct 1Rheda-WiedenbrückApr 30 - Oct 1
BarsinghausenApr 30 - Oct 1Hof (Saale)Apr 30 - Oct 1RheinbergApr 30 - Oct 1
BautzenApr 30 - Oct 1Hofheim am TaunusApr 30 - Oct 1RheineApr 30 - Oct 1
BayreuthApr 30 - Oct 1Homberg (Efze)Apr 30 - Oct 1Rheinfelden (Baden)Apr 30 - Oct 1
BayrischzellApr 30 - Oct 1Homburg (Saar)Apr 30 - Oct 1RiesaApr 30 - Oct 1
BeckumApr 30 - Oct 1Horb am NeckarApr 30 - Oct 1RietbergApr 30 - Oct 1
BensheimApr 30 - Oct 1HöxterApr 30 - Oct 1RodgauApr 30 - Oct 1
BerchtesgadenApr 30 - Oct 1HoyerswerdaApr 30 - Oct 1RosenheimApr 30 - Oct 1
BergheimApr 30 - Oct 1HückelhovenApr 30 - Oct 1RostockApr 30 - Oct 1
Bergisch GladbachApr 30 - Oct 1HürthApr 30 - Oct 1Rotenburg (Wümme)Apr 30 - Oct 1
BergkamenApr 30 - Oct 1HusumApr 30 - Oct 1Rotenburg an der FuldaApr 30 - Oct 1
BerlinApr 30 - Oct 1IbbenbürenApr 30 - Oct 1Rothenburg ob der TauberApr 30 - Oct 1
Bernau bei BerlinApr 30 - Oct 1Idar-ObersteinApr 30 - Oct 1Rottenburg am NeckarApr 30 - Oct 1
Bernburg (Saale)Apr 30 - Oct 1IlmenauApr 30 - Oct 1RottweilApr 30 - Oct 1
Bernkastel-KuesApr 30 - Oct 1Ingelheim am RheinApr 30 - Oct 1RüsselsheimApr 30 - Oct 1
Biberach an der RissApr 30 - Oct 1IngolstadtApr 30 - Oct 1Saalfeld/SaaleApr 30 - Oct 1
BielefeldApr 30 - Oct 1IserlohnApr 30 - Oct 1SaarbrückenApr 30 - Oct 1
Bietigheim-BissingenApr 30 - Oct 1ItzehoeApr 30 - Oct 1SaarlouisApr 30 - Oct 1
Bingen am RheinApr 30 - Oct 1JenaApr 30 - Oct 1SalzgitterApr 30 - Oct 1
BitburgApr 30 - Oct 1JülichApr 30 - Oct 1SalzwedelApr 30 - Oct 1
Bitterfeld-WolfenApr 30 - Oct 1KaarstApr 30 - Oct 1SangerhausenApr 30 - Oct 1
BöblingenApr 30 - Oct 1KaiserslauternApr 30 - Oct 1Sankt AugustinApr 30 - Oct 1
BocholtApr 30 - Oct 1KamenApr 30 - Oct 1Sankt IngbertApr 30 - Oct 1
BochumApr 30 - Oct 1Kamp-LintfortApr 30 - Oct 1SchleswigApr 30 - Oct 1
BonnApr 30 - Oct 1KarlsruheApr 30 - Oct 1Schloss Holte-StukenbrockApr 30 - Oct 1
BorkenApr 30 - Oct 1KasselApr 30 - Oct 1SchmallenbergApr 30 - Oct 1
Bornheim (Rheinland)Apr 30 - Oct 1KaufbeurenApr 30 - Oct 1Schönau am KönigsseeApr 30 - Oct 1
BottropApr 30 - Oct 1KehlApr 30 - Oct 1SchönebeckApr 30 - Oct 1
BramscheApr 30 - Oct 1KempenApr 30 - Oct 1SchorndorfApr 30 - Oct 1
Brandenburg an der HavelApr 30 - Oct 1KemptenApr 30 - Oct 1SchwabachApr 30 - Oct 1
BraunschweigApr 30 - Oct 1KerpenApr 30 - Oct 1Schwäbisch GmündApr 30 - Oct 1
BremenApr 30 - Oct 1KielApr 30 - Oct 1Schwäbisch HallApr 30 - Oct 1
BremerhavenApr 30 - Oct 1Kirchheim unter TeckApr 30 - Oct 1Schwedt/OderApr 30 - Oct 1
BrettenApr 30 - Oct 1KleveApr 30 - Oct 1SchweinfurtApr 30 - Oct 1
BrilonApr 30 - Oct 1KoblenzApr 30 - Oct 1SchwerinApr 30 - Oct 1
BruchsalApr 30 - Oct 1Königs WusterhausenApr 30 - Oct 1SchwerteApr 30 - Oct 1
Brühl (Rhineland)Apr 30 - Oct 1KönigswinterApr 30 - Oct 1SeelzeApr 30 - Oct 1
Buchholz in der NordheideApr 30 - Oct 1KonstanzApr 30 - Oct 1SeevetalApr 30 - Oct 1
BuchloeApr 30 - Oct 1KorbachApr 30 - Oct 1SenftenbergApr 30 - Oct 1
BüdingenApr 30 - Oct 1KornwestheimApr 30 - Oct 1SiegburgApr 30 - Oct 1
BühlApr 30 - Oct 1KorschenbroichApr 30 - Oct 1SiegenApr 30 - Oct 1
BündeApr 30 - Oct 1KrefeldApr 30 - Oct 1SindelfingenApr 30 - Oct 1
BurgApr 30 - Oct 1KreuztalApr 30 - Oct 1Singen (Hohentwiel)Apr 30 - Oct 1
BurgdorfApr 30 - Oct 1KulmbachApr 30 - Oct 1SinsheimApr 30 - Oct 1
BurghausenApr 30 - Oct 1LaatzenApr 30 - Oct 1SoestApr 30 - Oct 1
Büsingen am HochrheinNo DSTLageApr 30 - Oct 1SolingenApr 30 - Oct 1
BuxtehudeApr 30 - Oct 1LahrApr 30 - Oct 1SoltauApr 30 - Oct 1
CalwApr 30 - Oct 1LampertheimApr 30 - Oct 1SondershausenApr 30 - Oct 1
Castrop-RauxelApr 30 - Oct 1Landau in der PfalzApr 30 - Oct 1SonnebergApr 30 - Oct 1
CelleApr 30 - Oct 1Landsberg am LechApr 30 - Oct 1SonthofenApr 30 - Oct 1
ChemnitzApr 30 - Oct 1LandshutApr 30 - Oct 1SpeyerApr 30 - Oct 1
CloppenburgApr 30 - Oct 1LangenApr 30 - Oct 1SpringeApr 30 - Oct 1
CoburgApr 30 - Oct 1Langenfeld (Rheinland)Apr 30 - Oct 1St. WendelApr 30 - Oct 1
CoesfeldApr 30 - Oct 1LangenhagenApr 30 - Oct 1StadeApr 30 - Oct 1
CologneApr 30 - Oct 1LangfurthApr 30 - Oct 1StarnbergApr 30 - Oct 1
CottbusApr 30 - Oct 1LeerApr 30 - Oct 1StassfurtApr 30 - Oct 1
CrailsheimApr 30 - Oct 1LehrteApr 30 - Oct 1SteinfurtApr 30 - Oct 1
CuxhavenApr 30 - Oct 1LeimenApr 30 - Oct 1StendalApr 30 - Oct 1
DachauApr 30 - Oct 1Leinfelden-EchterdingenApr 30 - Oct 1Stolberg (Rheinland)Apr 30 - Oct 1
DannenbergApr 30 - Oct 1LeipzigApr 30 - Oct 1StralsundApr 30 - Oct 1
DarmstadtApr 30 - Oct 1LemgoApr 30 - Oct 1StraubingApr 30 - Oct 1
DattelnApr 30 - Oct 1LennestadtApr 30 - Oct 1StrausbergApr 30 - Oct 1
DeggendorfApr 30 - Oct 1LeonbergApr 30 - Oct 1StuhrApr 30 - Oct 1
DelbrückApr 30 - Oct 1Leutkirch im AllgäuApr 30 - Oct 1StuttgartApr 30 - Oct 1
DelmenhorstApr 30 - Oct 1LeverkusenApr 30 - Oct 1SuhlApr 30 - Oct 1
DemminApr 30 - Oct 1Limburg an der LahnApr 30 - Oct 1Sundern (Sauerland)Apr 30 - Oct 1
Dessau-RosslauApr 30 - Oct 1Lindau (Bodensee)Apr 30 - Oct 1TaunussteinApr 30 - Oct 1
DetmoldApr 30 - Oct 1LindlarApr 30 - Oct 1TegernseeApr 30 - Oct 1
DietzenbachApr 30 - Oct 1Lingen (Ems)Apr 30 - Oct 1Titisee-NeustadtApr 30 - Oct 1
DillenburgApr 30 - Oct 1Linz am RheinApr 30 - Oct 1TönisvorstApr 30 - Oct 1
DingolfingApr 30 - Oct 1LippstadtApr 30 - Oct 1TrierApr 30 - Oct 1
DinslakenApr 30 - Oct 1LohmarApr 30 - Oct 1TroisdorfApr 30 - Oct 1
DormagenApr 30 - Oct 1LöhneApr 30 - Oct 1TübingenApr 30 - Oct 1
DorstenApr 30 - Oct 1Lohne (Oldenburg)Apr 30 - Oct 1TuttlingenApr 30 - Oct 1
DortmundApr 30 - Oct 1LörrachApr 30 - Oct 1UelzenApr 30 - Oct 1
DreieichApr 30 - Oct 1LübbeckeApr 30 - Oct 1UlmApr 30 - Oct 1
DresdenApr 30 - Oct 1LübeckApr 30 - Oct 1UnnaApr 30 - Oct 1
DuisburgApr 30 - Oct 1LuckenwaldeApr 30 - Oct 1Vaihingen an der EnzApr 30 - Oct 1
DülmenApr 30 - Oct 1LüdenscheidApr 30 - Oct 1VarelApr 30 - Oct 1
DürenApr 30 - Oct 1LudwigsburgApr 30 - Oct 1VechtaApr 30 - Oct 1
DüsseldorfApr 30 - Oct 1LudwigsfeldeApr 30 - Oct 1VelbertApr 30 - Oct 1
EberswaldeApr 30 - Oct 1LudwigshafenApr 30 - Oct 1Verden (Aller)Apr 30 - Oct 1
EckernfördeApr 30 - Oct 1LüneburgApr 30 - Oct 1ViernheimApr 30 - Oct 1
Ehingen (Donau)Apr 30 - Oct 1LünenApr 30 - Oct 1ViersenApr 30 - Oct 1
EinbeckApr 30 - Oct 1Lutherstadt EislebenApr 30 - Oct 1Villingen-SchwenningenApr 30 - Oct 1
EisenachApr 30 - Oct 1MagdeburgApr 30 - Oct 1Voerde (Niederrhein)Apr 30 - Oct 1
EisenhüttenstadtApr 30 - Oct 1MaintalApr 30 - Oct 1VölklingenApr 30 - Oct 1
Ellwangen (Jagst)Apr 30 - Oct 1MainzApr 30 - Oct 1VredenApr 30 - Oct 1
ElmshornApr 30 - Oct 1MannheimApr 30 - Oct 1WaiblingenApr 30 - Oct 1
EmdenApr 30 - Oct 1MarburgApr 30 - Oct 1WaldkraiburgApr 30 - Oct 1
EmmendingenApr 30 - Oct 1MarlApr 30 - Oct 1Waldshut-TiengenApr 30 - Oct 1
Emmerich am RheinApr 30 - Oct 1MayenApr 30 - Oct 1WalsrodeApr 30 - Oct 1
EmsdettenApr 30 - Oct 1MechernichApr 30 - Oct 1WaltropApr 30 - Oct 1
EnnepetalApr 30 - Oct 1MeerbuschApr 30 - Oct 1WarburgApr 30 - Oct 1
ErdingApr 30 - Oct 1MeiningenApr 30 - Oct 1Waren (Müritz)Apr 30 - Oct 1
ErftstadtApr 30 - Oct 1MeissenApr 30 - Oct 1WarendorfApr 30 - Oct 1
ErfurtApr 30 - Oct 1MelleApr 30 - Oct 1WarsteinApr 30 - Oct 1
ErkelenzApr 30 - Oct 1MelsungenApr 30 - Oct 1WedelApr 30 - Oct 1
ErkrathApr 30 - Oct 1MemmingenApr 30 - Oct 1WegbergApr 30 - Oct 1
ErlangenApr 30 - Oct 1Menden (Sauerland)Apr 30 - Oct 1Weiden in der OberpfalzApr 30 - Oct 1
EschweilerApr 30 - Oct 1MeppenApr 30 - Oct 1Weil am RheinApr 30 - Oct 1
EssenApr 30 - Oct 1MerseburgApr 30 - Oct 1Weilheim in OberbayernApr 30 - Oct 1
EsslingenApr 30 - Oct 1MerzigApr 30 - Oct 1WeimarApr 30 - Oct 1
EttlingenApr 30 - Oct 1MeschedeApr 30 - Oct 1WeinheimApr 30 - Oct 1
EuskirchenApr 30 - Oct 1MettlachApr 30 - Oct 1WeißenfelsApr 30 - Oct 1
FalkenseeApr 30 - Oct 1MettmannApr 30 - Oct 1WerlApr 30 - Oct 1
Fehmarn (Puttgarden)Apr 30 - Oct 1MindenApr 30 - Oct 1WermelskirchenApr 30 - Oct 1
FellbachApr 30 - Oct 1MoersApr 30 - Oct 1WerneApr 30 - Oct 1
FilderstadtApr 30 - Oct 1MönchengladbachApr 30 - Oct 1WernigerodeApr 30 - Oct 1
FlensburgApr 30 - Oct 1Monheim am RheinApr 30 - Oct 1WertheimApr 30 - Oct 1
ForchheimApr 30 - Oct 1Mörfelden-WalldorfApr 30 - Oct 1WeselApr 30 - Oct 1
Frankenthal (Pfalz)Apr 30 - Oct 1MosbachApr 30 - Oct 1WesselingApr 30 - Oct 1
FrankfurtApr 30 - Oct 1MühlackerApr 30 - Oct 1WesterlandApr 30 - Oct 1
Frankfurt an der OderApr 30 - Oct 1Mühlhausen/ThüringenApr 30 - Oct 1WesterstedeApr 30 - Oct 1
FrechenApr 30 - Oct 1MülheimApr 30 - Oct 1Wetter (Ruhr)Apr 30 - Oct 1
FreibergApr 30 - Oct 1Mülheim / RuhrApr 30 - Oct 1WetzlarApr 30 - Oct 1
FreiburgApr 30 - Oct 1MunichApr 30 - Oct 1WeyheApr 30 - Oct 1
FreisingApr 30 - Oct 1MünsterApr 30 - Oct 1WiehlApr 30 - Oct 1
FreitalApr 30 - Oct 1NagoldApr 30 - Oct 1WiesbadenApr 30 - Oct 1
FreudenstadtApr 30 - Oct 1Naumburg (Saale)Apr 30 - Oct 1WieslochApr 30 - Oct 1
FriedrichshafenApr 30 - Oct 1NettetalApr 30 - Oct 1WilhelmshavenApr 30 - Oct 1
FriesoytheApr 30 - Oct 1Neu-IsenburgApr 30 - Oct 1WillichApr 30 - Oct 1
FuldaApr 30 - Oct 1Neu-UlmApr 30 - Oct 1Winsen (Luhe)Apr 30 - Oct 1
FürstenfeldbruckApr 30 - Oct 1NeubrandenburgApr 30 - Oct 1WipperfürthApr 30 - Oct 1
Fürstenwalde/SpreeApr 30 - Oct 1Neuburg an der DonauApr 30 - Oct 1WismarApr 30 - Oct 1
FürthApr 30 - Oct 1Neumarkt in der OberpfalzApr 30 - Oct 1WittenApr 30 - Oct 1
GaggenauApr 30 - Oct 1NeumünsterApr 30 - Oct 1WittenbergApr 30 - Oct 1
GanderkeseeApr 30 - Oct 1Neunkirchen (Saar)Apr 30 - Oct 1WittenbergeApr 30 - Oct 1
GarbsenApr 30 - Oct 1NeuruppinApr 30 - Oct 1WittlichApr 30 - Oct 1
Garmisch-PartenkirchenApr 30 - Oct 1NeussApr 30 - Oct 1WittmundApr 30 - Oct 1
GeesthachtApr 30 - Oct 1Neustadt am RübenbergeApr 30 - Oct 1WitzenhausenApr 30 - Oct 1
Geislingen an der SteigeApr 30 - Oct 1Neustadt an der WeinstraßeApr 30 - Oct 1WolfenbüttelApr 30 - Oct 1
GeldernApr 30 - Oct 1NeustrelitzApr 30 - Oct 1WolfsburgApr 30 - Oct 1
GelsenkirchenApr 30 - Oct 1NeuwiedApr 30 - Oct 1WormsApr 30 - Oct 1
GeorgsmarienhütteApr 30 - Oct 1NiederkasselApr 30 - Oct 1WunstorfApr 30 - Oct 1
GeraApr 30 - Oct 1Nienburg (Weser)Apr 30 - Oct 1WuppertalApr 30 - Oct 1
GeretsriedApr 30 - Oct 1NordenApr 30 - Oct 1WürselenApr 30 - Oct 1
GermeringApr 30 - Oct 1NorderneyApr 30 - Oct 1WürzburgApr 30 - Oct 1
GerolsteinApr 30 - Oct 1NorderstedtApr 30 - Oct 1Wyk auf FöhrApr 30 - Oct 1
GevelsbergApr 30 - Oct 1NordhausenApr 30 - Oct 1ZeitzApr 30 - Oct 1
GiessenApr 30 - Oct 1NordhornApr 30 - Oct 1Zerbst/AnhaltApr 30 - Oct 1
GifhornApr 30 - Oct 1NordkirchenApr 30 - Oct 1ZittauApr 30 - Oct 1
GladbeckApr 30 - Oct 1NortheimApr 30 - Oct 1ZweibrückenApr 30 - Oct 1
GochApr 30 - Oct 1NürburgApr 30 - Oct 1ZwickauApr 30 - Oct 1
GöppingenApr 30 - Oct 1NurembergApr 30 - Oct 1
GorlebenApr 30 - Oct 1NürtingenApr 30 - Oct 1

Daylight Saving Time History in Germany

  • Germany first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
  • Germany has observed DST for 52 years between 1916 and 2018 (DST in at least one location).
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1979.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics

First Country to Use DST

Although a small town in Canada had experimented with seasonal clock changes as early as 1908, Germany was the first country to use nationwide DST. On April 30, 1916, at the height of World War I, the German Empire turned its clocks forward for the 1st time. Many European countries followed suit just weeks later.

The measure was abolished after the war, only to be re-introduced during World War II. From 1940 to 1942, Germany observed year-round DST.

After World War II, parts of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union followed doppelte Sommerzeit, double DST, advancing their clocks by 2 hours instead of 1. The rationale was to synchronize German clocks with the local time in Moscow.

DST was discontinued in 1950. In 1980, following an initiative by East Germany, the country re-introduced the measure. Though controversial, DST has been used in Germany ever since.

Since Switzerland did not introduce DST until 1981, the German exclave of Büsingen, which is situated within Swiss territory, did not observe DST together with the rest of Germany in 1980.