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Time Change 1918 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 15

Forward 1 hour

Apr 15, 1918 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Monday, April 15, 1918, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Monday, April 15, 1918, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 15, 1918 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Sep 16

Back 1 hour

Sep 16, 1918 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Monday, September 16, 1918, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Monday, September 16, 1918, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Sep 16, 1918 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 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 1918 (573 Locations)

AachenApr 15 - Sep 16GorlebenApr 15 - Sep 16NürtingenApr 15 - Sep 16
AalenApr 15 - Sep 16GörlitzApr 15 - Sep 16OberhausenApr 15 - Sep 16
AchernApr 15 - Sep 16GoslarApr 15 - Sep 16Oberursel (Taunus)Apr 15 - Sep 16
AchimApr 15 - Sep 16GothaApr 15 - Sep 16OberweselApr 15 - Sep 16
AhausApr 15 - Sep 16GöttingenApr 15 - Sep 16OeldeApr 15 - Sep 16
AhlenApr 15 - Sep 16GräfelfingApr 15 - Sep 16Oer-ErkenschwickApr 15 - Sep 16
AhrensburgApr 15 - Sep 16GreifswaldApr 15 - Sep 16OffenbachApr 15 - Sep 16
AlbstadtApr 15 - Sep 16GrevenApr 15 - Sep 16OffenburgApr 15 - Sep 16
Alfeld (Leine)Apr 15 - Sep 16GrevenbroichApr 15 - Sep 16ÖhringenApr 15 - Sep 16
AllensbachApr 15 - Sep 16GrimmelfingenApr 15 - Sep 16OldenburgApr 15 - Sep 16
AlsdorfApr 15 - Sep 16Gronau (Westfalen)Apr 15 - Sep 16OlpeApr 15 - Sep 16
AlsfeldApr 15 - Sep 16Gross-GerauApr 15 - Sep 16OranienburgApr 15 - Sep 16
AltenburgApr 15 - Sep 16GummersbachApr 15 - Sep 16OsnabrückApr 15 - Sep 16
AltöttingApr 15 - Sep 16GüstrowApr 15 - Sep 16Osterholz-ScharmbeckApr 15 - Sep 16
AmbergApr 15 - Sep 16GüterslohApr 15 - Sep 16Osterode am HarzApr 15 - Sep 16
AmrumApr 15 - Sep 16HaanApr 15 - Sep 16OstfildernApr 15 - Sep 16
AndernachApr 15 - Sep 16HagenApr 15 - Sep 16PaderbornApr 15 - Sep 16
Annaberg-BuchholzApr 15 - Sep 16HalberstadtApr 15 - Sep 16PapenburgApr 15 - Sep 16
AnsbachApr 15 - Sep 16HalleApr 15 - Sep 16PassauApr 15 - Sep 16
ApoldaApr 15 - Sep 16Haltern am SeeApr 15 - Sep 16PeineApr 15 - Sep 16
ArnsbergApr 15 - Sep 16HamburgApr 15 - Sep 16PellwormApr 15 - Sep 16
ArnstadtApr 15 - Sep 16HamelnApr 15 - Sep 16Pfaffenhofen an der IlmApr 15 - Sep 16
AschaffenburgApr 15 - Sep 16HammApr 15 - Sep 16PforzheimApr 15 - Sep 16
AscherslebenApr 15 - Sep 16HanauApr 15 - Sep 16PinnebergApr 15 - Sep 16
AugsburgApr 15 - Sep 16HannoverApr 15 - Sep 16PirmasensApr 15 - Sep 16
AurichApr 15 - Sep 16HattingenApr 15 - Sep 16PirnaApr 15 - Sep 16
BacknangApr 15 - Sep 16HeideApr 15 - Sep 16PlauenApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad EmsApr 15 - Sep 16HeidelbergApr 15 - Sep 16PlettenbergApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad HersfeldApr 15 - Sep 16Heidenheim an der BrenzApr 15 - Sep 16Porta WestfalicaApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad HomburgApr 15 - Sep 16HeilbronnApr 15 - Sep 16PotsdamApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad HonnefApr 15 - Sep 16HeinsbergApr 15 - Sep 16PremnitzApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad HönningenApr 15 - Sep 16HeligolandApr 15 - Sep 16PrenzlauApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad KissingenApr 15 - Sep 16HelmstedtApr 15 - Sep 16Prien am ChiemseeApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad KreuznachApr 15 - Sep 16HemerApr 15 - Sep 16PulheimApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad MergentheimApr 15 - Sep 16Hennef (Sieg)Apr 15 - Sep 16RadebeulApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad NauheimApr 15 - Sep 16HerfordApr 15 - Sep 16Radolfzell am BodenseeApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad Neuenahr-AhrweilerApr 15 - Sep 16HeringsdorfApr 15 - Sep 16RastattApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad OeynhausenApr 15 - Sep 16HerneApr 15 - Sep 16RathenowApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad OldesloeApr 15 - Sep 16HerrenbergApr 15 - Sep 16RatingenApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad SalzuflenApr 15 - Sep 16Herrsching am AmmerseeApr 15 - Sep 16RavensburgApr 15 - Sep 16
Bad VilbelApr 15 - Sep 16HertenApr 15 - Sep 16RecklinghausenApr 15 - Sep 16
Baden-BadenApr 15 - Sep 16HerzogenrathApr 15 - Sep 16RegensburgApr 15 - Sep 16
BalingenApr 15 - Sep 16HildenApr 15 - Sep 16RemscheidApr 15 - Sep 16
BambergApr 15 - Sep 16HildesheimApr 15 - Sep 16RendsburgApr 15 - Sep 16
BarsinghausenApr 15 - Sep 16HockenheimApr 15 - Sep 16ReutlingenApr 15 - Sep 16
BautzenApr 15 - Sep 16Hof (Saale)Apr 15 - Sep 16Rheda-WiedenbrückApr 15 - Sep 16
BayreuthApr 15 - Sep 16Hofheim am TaunusApr 15 - Sep 16RheinbergApr 15 - Sep 16
BayrischzellApr 15 - Sep 16Homberg (Efze)Apr 15 - Sep 16RheineApr 15 - Sep 16
BeckumApr 15 - Sep 16Homburg (Saar)Apr 15 - Sep 16Rheinfelden (Baden)Apr 15 - Sep 16
BensheimApr 15 - Sep 16Horb am NeckarApr 15 - Sep 16RiesaApr 15 - Sep 16
BerchtesgadenApr 15 - Sep 16HöxterApr 15 - Sep 16RietbergApr 15 - Sep 16
BergheimApr 15 - Sep 16HoyerswerdaApr 15 - Sep 16RodgauApr 15 - Sep 16
Bergisch GladbachApr 15 - Sep 16HückelhovenApr 15 - Sep 16RosenheimApr 15 - Sep 16
BergkamenApr 15 - Sep 16HürthApr 15 - Sep 16RostockApr 15 - Sep 16
BerlinApr 15 - Sep 16HusumApr 15 - Sep 16Rotenburg (Wümme)Apr 15 - Sep 16
Bernau bei BerlinApr 15 - Sep 16IbbenbürenApr 15 - Sep 16Rotenburg an der FuldaApr 15 - Sep 16
Bernburg (Saale)Apr 15 - Sep 16Idar-ObersteinApr 15 - Sep 16Rothenburg ob der TauberApr 15 - Sep 16
Bernkastel-KuesApr 15 - Sep 16IlmenauApr 15 - Sep 16Rottenburg am NeckarApr 15 - Sep 16
Biberach an der RissApr 15 - Sep 16Ingelheim am RheinApr 15 - Sep 16RottweilApr 15 - Sep 16
BielefeldApr 15 - Sep 16IngolstadtApr 15 - Sep 16RüsselsheimApr 15 - Sep 16
Bietigheim-BissingenApr 15 - Sep 16IserlohnApr 15 - Sep 16Saalfeld/SaaleApr 15 - Sep 16
Bingen am RheinApr 15 - Sep 16ItzehoeApr 15 - Sep 16SaarbrückenApr 15 - Sep 16
BitburgApr 15 - Sep 16JenaApr 15 - Sep 16SaarlouisApr 15 - Sep 16
Bitterfeld-WolfenApr 15 - Sep 16JülichApr 15 - Sep 16SalzgitterApr 15 - Sep 16
BöblingenApr 15 - Sep 16KaarstApr 15 - Sep 16SalzwedelApr 15 - Sep 16
BocholtApr 15 - Sep 16KaiserslauternApr 15 - Sep 16SangerhausenApr 15 - Sep 16
BochumApr 15 - Sep 16KamenApr 15 - Sep 16Sankt AugustinApr 15 - Sep 16
BonnApr 15 - Sep 16Kamp-LintfortApr 15 - Sep 16Sankt IngbertApr 15 - Sep 16
BorkenApr 15 - Sep 16KarlsruheApr 15 - Sep 16SchleswigApr 15 - Sep 16
Bornheim (Rheinland)Apr 15 - Sep 16KasselApr 15 - Sep 16Schloss Holte-StukenbrockApr 15 - Sep 16
BottropApr 15 - Sep 16KaufbeurenApr 15 - Sep 16SchmallenbergApr 15 - Sep 16
BramscheApr 15 - Sep 16KehlApr 15 - Sep 16Schönau am KönigsseeApr 15 - Sep 16
Brandenburg an der HavelApr 15 - Sep 16KempenApr 15 - Sep 16SchönebeckApr 15 - Sep 16
BraunschweigApr 15 - Sep 16KemptenApr 15 - Sep 16SchorndorfApr 15 - Sep 16
BremenApr 15 - Sep 16KerpenApr 15 - Sep 16SchwabachApr 15 - Sep 16
BremerhavenApr 15 - Sep 16KielApr 15 - Sep 16Schwäbisch GmündApr 15 - Sep 16
BrettenApr 15 - Sep 16Kirchheim unter TeckApr 15 - Sep 16Schwäbisch HallApr 15 - Sep 16
BrilonApr 15 - Sep 16KleveApr 15 - Sep 16Schwedt/OderApr 15 - Sep 16
BruchsalApr 15 - Sep 16KoblenzApr 15 - Sep 16SchweinfurtApr 15 - Sep 16
Brühl (Rhineland)Apr 15 - Sep 16Königs WusterhausenApr 15 - Sep 16SchwerinApr 15 - Sep 16
Buchholz in der NordheideApr 15 - Sep 16KönigswinterApr 15 - Sep 16SchwerteApr 15 - Sep 16
BuchloeApr 15 - Sep 16KonstanzApr 15 - Sep 16SeelzeApr 15 - Sep 16
BüdingenApr 15 - Sep 16KorbachApr 15 - Sep 16SeevetalApr 15 - Sep 16
BühlApr 15 - Sep 16KornwestheimApr 15 - Sep 16SenftenbergApr 15 - Sep 16
BündeApr 15 - Sep 16KorschenbroichApr 15 - Sep 16SiegburgApr 15 - Sep 16
BurgApr 15 - Sep 16KrefeldApr 15 - Sep 16SiegenApr 15 - Sep 16
BurgdorfApr 15 - Sep 16KreuztalApr 15 - Sep 16SindelfingenApr 15 - Sep 16
BurghausenApr 15 - Sep 16KulmbachApr 15 - Sep 16Singen (Hohentwiel)Apr 15 - Sep 16
Büsingen am HochrheinNo DSTLaatzenApr 15 - Sep 16SinsheimApr 15 - Sep 16
BuxtehudeApr 15 - Sep 16LageApr 15 - Sep 16SoestApr 15 - Sep 16
CalwApr 15 - Sep 16LahrApr 15 - Sep 16SolingenApr 15 - Sep 16
Castrop-RauxelApr 15 - Sep 16LampertheimApr 15 - Sep 16SoltauApr 15 - Sep 16
CelleApr 15 - Sep 16Landau in der PfalzApr 15 - Sep 16SondershausenApr 15 - Sep 16
ChemnitzApr 15 - Sep 16Landsberg am LechApr 15 - Sep 16SonnebergApr 15 - Sep 16
CloppenburgApr 15 - Sep 16LandshutApr 15 - Sep 16SonthofenApr 15 - Sep 16
CoburgApr 15 - Sep 16LandstuhlApr 15 - Sep 16SpeyerApr 15 - Sep 16
CoesfeldApr 15 - Sep 16LangenApr 15 - Sep 16SpringeApr 15 - Sep 16
CologneApr 15 - Sep 16Langenfeld (Rheinland)Apr 15 - Sep 16St. WendelApr 15 - Sep 16
CottbusApr 15 - Sep 16LangenhagenApr 15 - Sep 16StadeApr 15 - Sep 16
CrailsheimApr 15 - Sep 16LangfurthApr 15 - Sep 16StarnbergApr 15 - Sep 16
CreußenApr 15 - Sep 16LeerApr 15 - Sep 16StassfurtApr 15 - Sep 16
CuxhavenApr 15 - Sep 16LehrteApr 15 - Sep 16SteinfurtApr 15 - Sep 16
DachauApr 15 - Sep 16LeimenApr 15 - Sep 16StendalApr 15 - Sep 16
DannenbergApr 15 - Sep 16Leinfelden-EchterdingenApr 15 - Sep 16Stolberg (Rheinland)Apr 15 - Sep 16
DarmstadtApr 15 - Sep 16LeipzigApr 15 - Sep 16Stollberg/ErzgebirgeApr 15 - Sep 16
DattelnApr 15 - Sep 16LemgoApr 15 - Sep 16StralsundApr 15 - Sep 16
DeggendorfApr 15 - Sep 16LennestadtApr 15 - Sep 16StraubingApr 15 - Sep 16
DelbrückApr 15 - Sep 16LeonbergApr 15 - Sep 16StrausbergApr 15 - Sep 16
DelmenhorstApr 15 - Sep 16Leutkirch im AllgäuApr 15 - Sep 16StuhrApr 15 - Sep 16
DemminApr 15 - Sep 16LeverkusenApr 15 - Sep 16StuttgartApr 15 - Sep 16
Dessau-RosslauApr 15 - Sep 16Limburg an der LahnApr 15 - Sep 16SuhlApr 15 - Sep 16
DetmoldApr 15 - Sep 16Lindau (Bodensee)Apr 15 - Sep 16Sundern (Sauerland)Apr 15 - Sep 16
DietzenbachApr 15 - Sep 16LindlarApr 15 - Sep 16TaunussteinApr 15 - Sep 16
DillenburgApr 15 - Sep 16Lingen (Ems)Apr 15 - Sep 16TegernseeApr 15 - Sep 16
DingolfingApr 15 - Sep 16Linz am RheinApr 15 - Sep 16Titisee-NeustadtApr 15 - Sep 16
DinslakenApr 15 - Sep 16LippstadtApr 15 - Sep 16TönisvorstApr 15 - Sep 16
DormagenApr 15 - Sep 16LöbauApr 15 - Sep 16TrierApr 15 - Sep 16
DorstenApr 15 - Sep 16LohmarApr 15 - Sep 16TroisdorfApr 15 - Sep 16
DortmundApr 15 - Sep 16LöhneApr 15 - Sep 16TübingenApr 15 - Sep 16
DreieichApr 15 - Sep 16Lohne (Oldenburg)Apr 15 - Sep 16TuttlingenApr 15 - Sep 16
DresdenApr 15 - Sep 16LörrachApr 15 - Sep 16UelzenApr 15 - Sep 16
DuisburgApr 15 - Sep 16LübbeckeApr 15 - Sep 16UlmApr 15 - Sep 16
DülmenApr 15 - Sep 16LübeckApr 15 - Sep 16UnnaApr 15 - Sep 16
DürenApr 15 - Sep 16LuckenwaldeApr 15 - Sep 16Vaihingen an der EnzApr 15 - Sep 16
DüsseldorfApr 15 - Sep 16LüdenscheidApr 15 - Sep 16VarelApr 15 - Sep 16
EbersbergApr 15 - Sep 16LudwigsburgApr 15 - Sep 16VechtaApr 15 - Sep 16
EberswaldeApr 15 - Sep 16LudwigsfeldeApr 15 - Sep 16VelbertApr 15 - Sep 16
EckernfördeApr 15 - Sep 16LudwigshafenApr 15 - Sep 16Verden (Aller)Apr 15 - Sep 16
Ehingen (Donau)Apr 15 - Sep 16LüneburgApr 15 - Sep 16ViernheimApr 15 - Sep 16
EinbeckApr 15 - Sep 16LünenApr 15 - Sep 16ViersenApr 15 - Sep 16
EisenachApr 15 - Sep 16Lutherstadt EislebenApr 15 - Sep 16Villingen-SchwenningenApr 15 - Sep 16
EisenhüttenstadtApr 15 - Sep 16MagdeburgApr 15 - Sep 16Voerde (Niederrhein)Apr 15 - Sep 16
Ellwangen (Jagst)Apr 15 - Sep 16MaintalApr 15 - Sep 16VölklingenApr 15 - Sep 16
ElmshornApr 15 - Sep 16MainzApr 15 - Sep 16VredenApr 15 - Sep 16
EmdenApr 15 - Sep 16MannheimApr 15 - Sep 16WaiblingenApr 15 - Sep 16
EmmendingenApr 15 - Sep 16MarburgApr 15 - Sep 16WaldkraiburgApr 15 - Sep 16
Emmerich am RheinApr 15 - Sep 16MarlApr 15 - Sep 16Waldshut-TiengenApr 15 - Sep 16
EmsdettenApr 15 - Sep 16MayenApr 15 - Sep 16WalsrodeApr 15 - Sep 16
EnnepetalApr 15 - Sep 16MechernichApr 15 - Sep 16WaltropApr 15 - Sep 16
ErdingApr 15 - Sep 16MeerbuschApr 15 - Sep 16WarburgApr 15 - Sep 16
ErftstadtApr 15 - Sep 16MeiningenApr 15 - Sep 16Waren (Müritz)Apr 15 - Sep 16
ErfurtApr 15 - Sep 16MeissenApr 15 - Sep 16WarendorfApr 15 - Sep 16
ErkelenzApr 15 - Sep 16MelleApr 15 - Sep 16WarsteinApr 15 - Sep 16
ErkrathApr 15 - Sep 16MelsungenApr 15 - Sep 16WedelApr 15 - Sep 16
ErlangenApr 15 - Sep 16MemmingenApr 15 - Sep 16WegbergApr 15 - Sep 16
EschweilerApr 15 - Sep 16Menden (Sauerland)Apr 15 - Sep 16Weiden in der OberpfalzApr 15 - Sep 16
EssenApr 15 - Sep 16MeppenApr 15 - Sep 16Weil am RheinApr 15 - Sep 16
EsslingenApr 15 - Sep 16MerseburgApr 15 - Sep 16Weil der StadtApr 15 - Sep 16
EttlingenApr 15 - Sep 16MerzigApr 15 - Sep 16Weilheim in OberbayernApr 15 - Sep 16
EuskirchenApr 15 - Sep 16MeschedeApr 15 - Sep 16WeimarApr 15 - Sep 16
FalkenseeApr 15 - Sep 16MettlachApr 15 - Sep 16WeinheimApr 15 - Sep 16
Fehmarn (Puttgarden)Apr 15 - Sep 16MettmannApr 15 - Sep 16WeißenfelsApr 15 - Sep 16
FellbachApr 15 - Sep 16MindenApr 15 - Sep 16WerlApr 15 - Sep 16
FilderstadtApr 15 - Sep 16MoersApr 15 - Sep 16WermelskirchenApr 15 - Sep 16
FlensburgApr 15 - Sep 16MönchengladbachApr 15 - Sep 16WerneApr 15 - Sep 16
ForchheimApr 15 - Sep 16Monheim am RheinApr 15 - Sep 16WernigerodeApr 15 - Sep 16
Frankenthal (Pfalz)Apr 15 - Sep 16Mörfelden-WalldorfApr 15 - Sep 16WertheimApr 15 - Sep 16
FrankfurtApr 15 - Sep 16MosbachApr 15 - Sep 16WeselApr 15 - Sep 16
Frankfurt an der OderApr 15 - Sep 16MühlackerApr 15 - Sep 16WesselingApr 15 - Sep 16
FrechenApr 15 - Sep 16Mühlhausen/ThüringenApr 15 - Sep 16WesterlandApr 15 - Sep 16
FreibergApr 15 - Sep 16MülheimApr 15 - Sep 16WesterstedeApr 15 - Sep 16
FreiburgApr 15 - Sep 16Mülheim / RuhrApr 15 - Sep 16Wetter (Ruhr)Apr 15 - Sep 16
FreisingApr 15 - Sep 16MunichApr 15 - Sep 16WetzlarApr 15 - Sep 16
FreitalApr 15 - Sep 16MünsterApr 15 - Sep 16WeyheApr 15 - Sep 16
FreudenstadtApr 15 - Sep 16NagoldApr 15 - Sep 16WiehlApr 15 - Sep 16
FriedrichshafenApr 15 - Sep 16Naumburg (Saale)Apr 15 - Sep 16WiesbadenApr 15 - Sep 16
FriesoytheApr 15 - Sep 16NettetalApr 15 - Sep 16WieslochApr 15 - Sep 16
FuldaApr 15 - Sep 16Neu-IsenburgApr 15 - Sep 16WilhelmshavenApr 15 - Sep 16
FürstenfeldbruckApr 15 - Sep 16Neu-UlmApr 15 - Sep 16WillichApr 15 - Sep 16
Fürstenwalde/SpreeApr 15 - Sep 16NeubrandenburgApr 15 - Sep 16Winsen (Luhe)Apr 15 - Sep 16
FürthApr 15 - Sep 16Neuburg an der DonauApr 15 - Sep 16WipperfürthApr 15 - Sep 16
GaggenauApr 15 - Sep 16Neumarkt in der OberpfalzApr 15 - Sep 16WismarApr 15 - Sep 16
GanderkeseeApr 15 - Sep 16NeumünsterApr 15 - Sep 16WittenApr 15 - Sep 16
GarbsenApr 15 - Sep 16Neunkirchen (Saar)Apr 15 - Sep 16WittenbergApr 15 - Sep 16
GardelegenApr 15 - Sep 16NeuruppinApr 15 - Sep 16WittenbergeApr 15 - Sep 16
Garmisch-PartenkirchenApr 15 - Sep 16NeussApr 15 - Sep 16WittlichApr 15 - Sep 16
GeesthachtApr 15 - Sep 16Neustadt am RübenbergeApr 15 - Sep 16WittmundApr 15 - Sep 16
Geislingen an der SteigeApr 15 - Sep 16Neustadt an der WeinstraßeApr 15 - Sep 16WitzenhausenApr 15 - Sep 16
GeldernApr 15 - Sep 16NeustrelitzApr 15 - Sep 16WolfenbüttelApr 15 - Sep 16
GelsenkirchenApr 15 - Sep 16NeuwiedApr 15 - Sep 16WolfsburgApr 15 - Sep 16
GeorgsmarienhütteApr 15 - Sep 16NiederkasselApr 15 - Sep 16WormsApr 15 - Sep 16
GeraApr 15 - Sep 16Nienburg (Weser)Apr 15 - Sep 16WunstorfApr 15 - Sep 16
GeretsriedApr 15 - Sep 16NordenApr 15 - Sep 16WuppertalApr 15 - Sep 16
GermeringApr 15 - Sep 16NorderneyApr 15 - Sep 16WürselenApr 15 - Sep 16
GerolsteinApr 15 - Sep 16NorderstedtApr 15 - Sep 16WürzburgApr 15 - Sep 16
GevelsbergApr 15 - Sep 16NordhausenApr 15 - Sep 16Wyk auf FöhrApr 15 - Sep 16
GiessenApr 15 - Sep 16NordhornApr 15 - Sep 16ZeitzApr 15 - Sep 16
GifhornApr 15 - Sep 16NordkirchenApr 15 - Sep 16Zerbst/AnhaltApr 15 - Sep 16
GladbeckApr 15 - Sep 16NortheimApr 15 - Sep 16ZittauApr 15 - Sep 16
GochApr 15 - Sep 16NürburgApr 15 - Sep 16ZweibrückenApr 15 - Sep 16
GöppingenApr 15 - Sep 16NurembergApr 15 - Sep 16ZwickauApr 15 - Sep 16

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.