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Time Change 1917 in Germany

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31
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Oct 31, 2021, 3:00 am

Country: Germany
Long Name: Federal Republic of Germany
Abbreviations: DE, DEU
Capital: Berlin
Time Zones: 1
Dial Code: +49

Apr 16

Forward 1 hour

Apr 16, 1917 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Monday, April 16, 1917, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Monday, April 16, 1917, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 16, 1917 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Sep 17

Back 1 hour

Sep 17, 1917 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Monday, September 17, 1917, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Monday, September 17, 1917, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Sep 17, 1917 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 2021

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.

DST in Locations in Germany in 1917 (573 Locations)

AachenApr 16 - Sep 17GorlebenApr 16 - Sep 17NürtingenApr 16 - Sep 17
AalenApr 16 - Sep 17GörlitzApr 16 - Sep 17OberhausenApr 16 - Sep 17
AchernApr 16 - Sep 17GoslarApr 16 - Sep 17Oberursel (Taunus)Apr 16 - Sep 17
AchimApr 16 - Sep 17GothaApr 16 - Sep 17OberweselApr 16 - Sep 17
AhausApr 16 - Sep 17GöttingenApr 16 - Sep 17OeldeApr 16 - Sep 17
AhlenApr 16 - Sep 17GräfelfingApr 16 - Sep 17Oer-ErkenschwickApr 16 - Sep 17
AhrensburgApr 16 - Sep 17GreifswaldApr 16 - Sep 17OffenbachApr 16 - Sep 17
AlbstadtApr 16 - Sep 17GrevenApr 16 - Sep 17OffenburgApr 16 - Sep 17
Alfeld (Leine)Apr 16 - Sep 17GrevenbroichApr 16 - Sep 17ÖhringenApr 16 - Sep 17
AllensbachApr 16 - Sep 17GrimmelfingenApr 16 - Sep 17OldenburgApr 16 - Sep 17
AlsdorfApr 16 - Sep 17Gronau (Westfalen)Apr 16 - Sep 17OlpeApr 16 - Sep 17
AlsfeldApr 16 - Sep 17Gross-GerauApr 16 - Sep 17OranienburgApr 16 - Sep 17
AltenburgApr 16 - Sep 17GummersbachApr 16 - Sep 17OsnabrückApr 16 - Sep 17
AltöttingApr 16 - Sep 17GüstrowApr 16 - Sep 17Osterholz-ScharmbeckApr 16 - Sep 17
AmbergApr 16 - Sep 17GüterslohApr 16 - Sep 17Osterode am HarzApr 16 - Sep 17
AmrumApr 16 - Sep 17HaanApr 16 - Sep 17OstfildernApr 16 - Sep 17
AndernachApr 16 - Sep 17HagenApr 16 - Sep 17PaderbornApr 16 - Sep 17
Annaberg-BuchholzApr 16 - Sep 17HalberstadtApr 16 - Sep 17PapenburgApr 16 - Sep 17
AnsbachApr 16 - Sep 17HalleApr 16 - Sep 17PassauApr 16 - Sep 17
ApoldaApr 16 - Sep 17Haltern am SeeApr 16 - Sep 17PeineApr 16 - Sep 17
ArnsbergApr 16 - Sep 17HamburgApr 16 - Sep 17PellwormApr 16 - Sep 17
ArnstadtApr 16 - Sep 17HamelnApr 16 - Sep 17Pfaffenhofen an der IlmApr 16 - Sep 17
AschaffenburgApr 16 - Sep 17HammApr 16 - Sep 17PforzheimApr 16 - Sep 17
AscherslebenApr 16 - Sep 17HanauApr 16 - Sep 17PinnebergApr 16 - Sep 17
AugsburgApr 16 - Sep 17HannoverApr 16 - Sep 17PirmasensApr 16 - Sep 17
AurichApr 16 - Sep 17HattingenApr 16 - Sep 17PirnaApr 16 - Sep 17
BacknangApr 16 - Sep 17HeideApr 16 - Sep 17PlauenApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad EmsApr 16 - Sep 17HeidelbergApr 16 - Sep 17PlettenbergApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad HersfeldApr 16 - Sep 17Heidenheim an der BrenzApr 16 - Sep 17Porta WestfalicaApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad HomburgApr 16 - Sep 17HeilbronnApr 16 - Sep 17PotsdamApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad HonnefApr 16 - Sep 17HeinsbergApr 16 - Sep 17PremnitzApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad HönningenApr 16 - Sep 17HeligolandApr 16 - Sep 17PrenzlauApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad KissingenApr 16 - Sep 17HelmstedtApr 16 - Sep 17Prien am ChiemseeApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad KreuznachApr 16 - Sep 17HemerApr 16 - Sep 17PulheimApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad MergentheimApr 16 - Sep 17Hennef (Sieg)Apr 16 - Sep 17RadebeulApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad NauheimApr 16 - Sep 17HerfordApr 16 - Sep 17Radolfzell am BodenseeApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad Neuenahr-AhrweilerApr 16 - Sep 17HeringsdorfApr 16 - Sep 17RastattApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad OeynhausenApr 16 - Sep 17HerneApr 16 - Sep 17RathenowApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad OldesloeApr 16 - Sep 17HerrenbergApr 16 - Sep 17RatingenApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad SalzuflenApr 16 - Sep 17Herrsching am AmmerseeApr 16 - Sep 17RavensburgApr 16 - Sep 17
Bad VilbelApr 16 - Sep 17HertenApr 16 - Sep 17RecklinghausenApr 16 - Sep 17
Baden-BadenApr 16 - Sep 17HerzogenrathApr 16 - Sep 17RegensburgApr 16 - Sep 17
BalingenApr 16 - Sep 17HildenApr 16 - Sep 17RemscheidApr 16 - Sep 17
BambergApr 16 - Sep 17HildesheimApr 16 - Sep 17RendsburgApr 16 - Sep 17
BarsinghausenApr 16 - Sep 17HockenheimApr 16 - Sep 17ReutlingenApr 16 - Sep 17
BautzenApr 16 - Sep 17Hof (Saale)Apr 16 - Sep 17Rheda-WiedenbrückApr 16 - Sep 17
BayreuthApr 16 - Sep 17Hofheim am TaunusApr 16 - Sep 17RheinbergApr 16 - Sep 17
BayrischzellApr 16 - Sep 17Homberg (Efze)Apr 16 - Sep 17RheineApr 16 - Sep 17
BeckumApr 16 - Sep 17Homburg (Saar)Apr 16 - Sep 17Rheinfelden (Baden)Apr 16 - Sep 17
BensheimApr 16 - Sep 17Horb am NeckarApr 16 - Sep 17RiesaApr 16 - Sep 17
BerchtesgadenApr 16 - Sep 17HöxterApr 16 - Sep 17RietbergApr 16 - Sep 17
BergheimApr 16 - Sep 17HoyerswerdaApr 16 - Sep 17RodgauApr 16 - Sep 17
Bergisch GladbachApr 16 - Sep 17HückelhovenApr 16 - Sep 17RosenheimApr 16 - Sep 17
BergkamenApr 16 - Sep 17HürthApr 16 - Sep 17RostockApr 16 - Sep 17
BerlinApr 16 - Sep 17HusumApr 16 - Sep 17Rotenburg (Wümme)Apr 16 - Sep 17
Bernau bei BerlinApr 16 - Sep 17IbbenbürenApr 16 - Sep 17Rotenburg an der FuldaApr 16 - Sep 17
Bernburg (Saale)Apr 16 - Sep 17Idar-ObersteinApr 16 - Sep 17Rothenburg ob der TauberApr 16 - Sep 17
Bernkastel-KuesApr 16 - Sep 17IlmenauApr 16 - Sep 17Rottenburg am NeckarApr 16 - Sep 17
Biberach an der RissApr 16 - Sep 17Ingelheim am RheinApr 16 - Sep 17RottweilApr 16 - Sep 17
BielefeldApr 16 - Sep 17IngolstadtApr 16 - Sep 17RüsselsheimApr 16 - Sep 17
Bietigheim-BissingenApr 16 - Sep 17IserlohnApr 16 - Sep 17Saalfeld/SaaleApr 16 - Sep 17
Bingen am RheinApr 16 - Sep 17ItzehoeApr 16 - Sep 17SaarbrückenApr 16 - Sep 17
BitburgApr 16 - Sep 17JenaApr 16 - Sep 17SaarlouisApr 16 - Sep 17
Bitterfeld-WolfenApr 16 - Sep 17JülichApr 16 - Sep 17SalzgitterApr 16 - Sep 17
BöblingenApr 16 - Sep 17KaarstApr 16 - Sep 17SalzwedelApr 16 - Sep 17
BocholtApr 16 - Sep 17KaiserslauternApr 16 - Sep 17SangerhausenApr 16 - Sep 17
BochumApr 16 - Sep 17KamenApr 16 - Sep 17Sankt AugustinApr 16 - Sep 17
BonnApr 16 - Sep 17Kamp-LintfortApr 16 - Sep 17Sankt IngbertApr 16 - Sep 17
BorkenApr 16 - Sep 17KarlsruheApr 16 - Sep 17SchleswigApr 16 - Sep 17
Bornheim (Rheinland)Apr 16 - Sep 17KasselApr 16 - Sep 17Schloss Holte-StukenbrockApr 16 - Sep 17
BottropApr 16 - Sep 17KaufbeurenApr 16 - Sep 17SchmallenbergApr 16 - Sep 17
BramscheApr 16 - Sep 17KehlApr 16 - Sep 17Schönau am KönigsseeApr 16 - Sep 17
Brandenburg an der HavelApr 16 - Sep 17KempenApr 16 - Sep 17SchönebeckApr 16 - Sep 17
BraunschweigApr 16 - Sep 17KemptenApr 16 - Sep 17SchorndorfApr 16 - Sep 17
BremenApr 16 - Sep 17KerpenApr 16 - Sep 17SchwabachApr 16 - Sep 17
BremerhavenApr 16 - Sep 17KielApr 16 - Sep 17Schwäbisch GmündApr 16 - Sep 17
BrettenApr 16 - Sep 17Kirchheim unter TeckApr 16 - Sep 17Schwäbisch HallApr 16 - Sep 17
BrilonApr 16 - Sep 17KleveApr 16 - Sep 17Schwedt/OderApr 16 - Sep 17
BruchsalApr 16 - Sep 17KoblenzApr 16 - Sep 17SchweinfurtApr 16 - Sep 17
Brühl (Rhineland)Apr 16 - Sep 17Königs WusterhausenApr 16 - Sep 17SchwerinApr 16 - Sep 17
Buchholz in der NordheideApr 16 - Sep 17KönigswinterApr 16 - Sep 17SchwerteApr 16 - Sep 17
BuchloeApr 16 - Sep 17KonstanzApr 16 - Sep 17SeelzeApr 16 - Sep 17
BüdingenApr 16 - Sep 17KorbachApr 16 - Sep 17SeevetalApr 16 - Sep 17
BühlApr 16 - Sep 17KornwestheimApr 16 - Sep 17SenftenbergApr 16 - Sep 17
BündeApr 16 - Sep 17KorschenbroichApr 16 - Sep 17SiegburgApr 16 - Sep 17
BurgApr 16 - Sep 17KrefeldApr 16 - Sep 17SiegenApr 16 - Sep 17
BurgdorfApr 16 - Sep 17KreuztalApr 16 - Sep 17SindelfingenApr 16 - Sep 17
BurghausenApr 16 - Sep 17KulmbachApr 16 - Sep 17Singen (Hohentwiel)Apr 16 - Sep 17
Büsingen am HochrheinNo DSTLaatzenApr 16 - Sep 17SinsheimApr 16 - Sep 17
BuxtehudeApr 16 - Sep 17LageApr 16 - Sep 17SoestApr 16 - Sep 17
CalwApr 16 - Sep 17LahrApr 16 - Sep 17SolingenApr 16 - Sep 17
Castrop-RauxelApr 16 - Sep 17LampertheimApr 16 - Sep 17SoltauApr 16 - Sep 17
CelleApr 16 - Sep 17Landau in der PfalzApr 16 - Sep 17SondershausenApr 16 - Sep 17
ChemnitzApr 16 - Sep 17Landsberg am LechApr 16 - Sep 17SonnebergApr 16 - Sep 17
CloppenburgApr 16 - Sep 17LandshutApr 16 - Sep 17SonthofenApr 16 - Sep 17
CoburgApr 16 - Sep 17LandstuhlApr 16 - Sep 17SpeyerApr 16 - Sep 17
CoesfeldApr 16 - Sep 17LangenApr 16 - Sep 17SpringeApr 16 - Sep 17
CologneApr 16 - Sep 17Langenfeld (Rheinland)Apr 16 - Sep 17St. WendelApr 16 - Sep 17
CottbusApr 16 - Sep 17LangenhagenApr 16 - Sep 17StadeApr 16 - Sep 17
CrailsheimApr 16 - Sep 17LangfurthApr 16 - Sep 17StarnbergApr 16 - Sep 17
CreußenApr 16 - Sep 17LeerApr 16 - Sep 17StassfurtApr 16 - Sep 17
CuxhavenApr 16 - Sep 17LehrteApr 16 - Sep 17SteinfurtApr 16 - Sep 17
DachauApr 16 - Sep 17LeimenApr 16 - Sep 17StendalApr 16 - Sep 17
DannenbergApr 16 - Sep 17Leinfelden-EchterdingenApr 16 - Sep 17Stolberg (Rheinland)Apr 16 - Sep 17
DarmstadtApr 16 - Sep 17LeipzigApr 16 - Sep 17Stollberg/ErzgebirgeApr 16 - Sep 17
DattelnApr 16 - Sep 17LemgoApr 16 - Sep 17StralsundApr 16 - Sep 17
DeggendorfApr 16 - Sep 17LennestadtApr 16 - Sep 17StraubingApr 16 - Sep 17
DelbrückApr 16 - Sep 17LeonbergApr 16 - Sep 17StrausbergApr 16 - Sep 17
DelmenhorstApr 16 - Sep 17Leutkirch im AllgäuApr 16 - Sep 17StuhrApr 16 - Sep 17
DemminApr 16 - Sep 17LeverkusenApr 16 - Sep 17StuttgartApr 16 - Sep 17
Dessau-RosslauApr 16 - Sep 17Limburg an der LahnApr 16 - Sep 17SuhlApr 16 - Sep 17
DetmoldApr 16 - Sep 17Lindau (Bodensee)Apr 16 - Sep 17Sundern (Sauerland)Apr 16 - Sep 17
DietzenbachApr 16 - Sep 17LindlarApr 16 - Sep 17TaunussteinApr 16 - Sep 17
DillenburgApr 16 - Sep 17Lingen (Ems)Apr 16 - Sep 17TegernseeApr 16 - Sep 17
DingolfingApr 16 - Sep 17Linz am RheinApr 16 - Sep 17Titisee-NeustadtApr 16 - Sep 17
DinslakenApr 16 - Sep 17LippstadtApr 16 - Sep 17TönisvorstApr 16 - Sep 17
DormagenApr 16 - Sep 17LöbauApr 16 - Sep 17TrierApr 16 - Sep 17
DorstenApr 16 - Sep 17LohmarApr 16 - Sep 17TroisdorfApr 16 - Sep 17
DortmundApr 16 - Sep 17LöhneApr 16 - Sep 17TübingenApr 16 - Sep 17
DreieichApr 16 - Sep 17Lohne (Oldenburg)Apr 16 - Sep 17TuttlingenApr 16 - Sep 17
DresdenApr 16 - Sep 17LörrachApr 16 - Sep 17UelzenApr 16 - Sep 17
DuisburgApr 16 - Sep 17LübbeckeApr 16 - Sep 17UlmApr 16 - Sep 17
DülmenApr 16 - Sep 17LübeckApr 16 - Sep 17UnnaApr 16 - Sep 17
DürenApr 16 - Sep 17LuckenwaldeApr 16 - Sep 17Vaihingen an der EnzApr 16 - Sep 17
DüsseldorfApr 16 - Sep 17LüdenscheidApr 16 - Sep 17VarelApr 16 - Sep 17
EbersbergApr 16 - Sep 17LudwigsburgApr 16 - Sep 17VechtaApr 16 - Sep 17
EberswaldeApr 16 - Sep 17LudwigsfeldeApr 16 - Sep 17VelbertApr 16 - Sep 17
EckernfördeApr 16 - Sep 17LudwigshafenApr 16 - Sep 17Verden (Aller)Apr 16 - Sep 17
Ehingen (Donau)Apr 16 - Sep 17LüneburgApr 16 - Sep 17ViernheimApr 16 - Sep 17
EinbeckApr 16 - Sep 17LünenApr 16 - Sep 17ViersenApr 16 - Sep 17
EisenachApr 16 - Sep 17Lutherstadt EislebenApr 16 - Sep 17Villingen-SchwenningenApr 16 - Sep 17
EisenhüttenstadtApr 16 - Sep 17MagdeburgApr 16 - Sep 17Voerde (Niederrhein)Apr 16 - Sep 17
Ellwangen (Jagst)Apr 16 - Sep 17MaintalApr 16 - Sep 17VölklingenApr 16 - Sep 17
ElmshornApr 16 - Sep 17MainzApr 16 - Sep 17VredenApr 16 - Sep 17
EmdenApr 16 - Sep 17MannheimApr 16 - Sep 17WaiblingenApr 16 - Sep 17
EmmendingenApr 16 - Sep 17MarburgApr 16 - Sep 17WaldkraiburgApr 16 - Sep 17
Emmerich am RheinApr 16 - Sep 17MarlApr 16 - Sep 17Waldshut-TiengenApr 16 - Sep 17
EmsdettenApr 16 - Sep 17MayenApr 16 - Sep 17WalsrodeApr 16 - Sep 17
EnnepetalApr 16 - Sep 17MechernichApr 16 - Sep 17WaltropApr 16 - Sep 17
ErdingApr 16 - Sep 17MeerbuschApr 16 - Sep 17WarburgApr 16 - Sep 17
ErftstadtApr 16 - Sep 17MeiningenApr 16 - Sep 17Waren (Müritz)Apr 16 - Sep 17
ErfurtApr 16 - Sep 17MeissenApr 16 - Sep 17WarendorfApr 16 - Sep 17
ErkelenzApr 16 - Sep 17MelleApr 16 - Sep 17WarsteinApr 16 - Sep 17
ErkrathApr 16 - Sep 17MelsungenApr 16 - Sep 17WedelApr 16 - Sep 17
ErlangenApr 16 - Sep 17MemmingenApr 16 - Sep 17WegbergApr 16 - Sep 17
EschweilerApr 16 - Sep 17Menden (Sauerland)Apr 16 - Sep 17Weiden in der OberpfalzApr 16 - Sep 17
EssenApr 16 - Sep 17MeppenApr 16 - Sep 17Weil am RheinApr 16 - Sep 17
EsslingenApr 16 - Sep 17MerseburgApr 16 - Sep 17Weil der StadtApr 16 - Sep 17
EttlingenApr 16 - Sep 17MerzigApr 16 - Sep 17Weilheim in OberbayernApr 16 - Sep 17
EuskirchenApr 16 - Sep 17MeschedeApr 16 - Sep 17WeimarApr 16 - Sep 17
FalkenseeApr 16 - Sep 17MettlachApr 16 - Sep 17WeinheimApr 16 - Sep 17
Fehmarn (Puttgarden)Apr 16 - Sep 17MettmannApr 16 - Sep 17WeißenfelsApr 16 - Sep 17
FellbachApr 16 - Sep 17MindenApr 16 - Sep 17WerlApr 16 - Sep 17
FilderstadtApr 16 - Sep 17MoersApr 16 - Sep 17WermelskirchenApr 16 - Sep 17
FlensburgApr 16 - Sep 17MönchengladbachApr 16 - Sep 17WerneApr 16 - Sep 17
ForchheimApr 16 - Sep 17Monheim am RheinApr 16 - Sep 17WernigerodeApr 16 - Sep 17
Frankenthal (Pfalz)Apr 16 - Sep 17Mörfelden-WalldorfApr 16 - Sep 17WertheimApr 16 - Sep 17
FrankfurtApr 16 - Sep 17MosbachApr 16 - Sep 17WeselApr 16 - Sep 17
Frankfurt an der OderApr 16 - Sep 17MühlackerApr 16 - Sep 17WesselingApr 16 - Sep 17
FrechenApr 16 - Sep 17Mühlhausen/ThüringenApr 16 - Sep 17WesterlandApr 16 - Sep 17
FreibergApr 16 - Sep 17MülheimApr 16 - Sep 17WesterstedeApr 16 - Sep 17
FreiburgApr 16 - Sep 17Mülheim / RuhrApr 16 - Sep 17Wetter (Ruhr)Apr 16 - Sep 17
FreisingApr 16 - Sep 17MunichApr 16 - Sep 17WetzlarApr 16 - Sep 17
FreitalApr 16 - Sep 17MünsterApr 16 - Sep 17WeyheApr 16 - Sep 17
FreudenstadtApr 16 - Sep 17NagoldApr 16 - Sep 17WiehlApr 16 - Sep 17
FriedrichshafenApr 16 - Sep 17Naumburg (Saale)Apr 16 - Sep 17WiesbadenApr 16 - Sep 17
FriesoytheApr 16 - Sep 17NettetalApr 16 - Sep 17WieslochApr 16 - Sep 17
FuldaApr 16 - Sep 17Neu-IsenburgApr 16 - Sep 17WilhelmshavenApr 16 - Sep 17
FürstenfeldbruckApr 16 - Sep 17Neu-UlmApr 16 - Sep 17WillichApr 16 - Sep 17
Fürstenwalde/SpreeApr 16 - Sep 17NeubrandenburgApr 16 - Sep 17Winsen (Luhe)Apr 16 - Sep 17
FürthApr 16 - Sep 17Neuburg an der DonauApr 16 - Sep 17WipperfürthApr 16 - Sep 17
GaggenauApr 16 - Sep 17Neumarkt in der OberpfalzApr 16 - Sep 17WismarApr 16 - Sep 17
GanderkeseeApr 16 - Sep 17NeumünsterApr 16 - Sep 17WittenApr 16 - Sep 17
GarbsenApr 16 - Sep 17Neunkirchen (Saar)Apr 16 - Sep 17WittenbergApr 16 - Sep 17
GardelegenApr 16 - Sep 17NeuruppinApr 16 - Sep 17WittenbergeApr 16 - Sep 17
Garmisch-PartenkirchenApr 16 - Sep 17NeussApr 16 - Sep 17WittlichApr 16 - Sep 17
GeesthachtApr 16 - Sep 17Neustadt am RübenbergeApr 16 - Sep 17WittmundApr 16 - Sep 17
Geislingen an der SteigeApr 16 - Sep 17Neustadt an der WeinstraßeApr 16 - Sep 17WitzenhausenApr 16 - Sep 17
GeldernApr 16 - Sep 17NeustrelitzApr 16 - Sep 17WolfenbüttelApr 16 - Sep 17
GelsenkirchenApr 16 - Sep 17NeuwiedApr 16 - Sep 17WolfsburgApr 16 - Sep 17
GeorgsmarienhütteApr 16 - Sep 17NiederkasselApr 16 - Sep 17WormsApr 16 - Sep 17
GeraApr 16 - Sep 17Nienburg (Weser)Apr 16 - Sep 17WunstorfApr 16 - Sep 17
GeretsriedApr 16 - Sep 17NordenApr 16 - Sep 17WuppertalApr 16 - Sep 17
GermeringApr 16 - Sep 17NorderneyApr 16 - Sep 17WürselenApr 16 - Sep 17
GerolsteinApr 16 - Sep 17NorderstedtApr 16 - Sep 17WürzburgApr 16 - Sep 17
GevelsbergApr 16 - Sep 17NordhausenApr 16 - Sep 17Wyk auf FöhrApr 16 - Sep 17
GiessenApr 16 - Sep 17NordhornApr 16 - Sep 17ZeitzApr 16 - Sep 17
GifhornApr 16 - Sep 17NordkirchenApr 16 - Sep 17Zerbst/AnhaltApr 16 - Sep 17
GladbeckApr 16 - Sep 17NortheimApr 16 - Sep 17ZittauApr 16 - Sep 17
GochApr 16 - Sep 17NürburgApr 16 - Sep 17ZweibrückenApr 16 - Sep 17
GöppingenApr 16 - Sep 17NurembergApr 16 - Sep 17ZwickauApr 16 - Sep 17

Daylight Saving Time History in Germany

  • Germany first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
  • Germany has observed DST for 55 years between 1916 and 2021 (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.