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Time Change 1980 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 6

Forward 1 hour

Apr 6, 1980 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 6, 1980, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 6, 1980, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 6, 1980 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Sep 28

Back 1 hour

Sep 28, 1980 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, September 28, 1980, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, September 28, 1980, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Sep 28, 1980 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 2019

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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DST in Locations in Germany in 1980 (569 Locations)

AachenApr 6 - Sep 28GorlebenApr 6 - Sep 28NürtingenApr 6 - Sep 28
AalenApr 6 - Sep 28GörlitzApr 6 - Sep 28OberhausenApr 6 - Sep 28
AchernApr 6 - Sep 28GoslarApr 6 - Sep 28Oberursel (Taunus)Apr 6 - Sep 28
AchimApr 6 - Sep 28GothaApr 6 - Sep 28OberweselApr 6 - Sep 28
AhausApr 6 - Sep 28GöttingenApr 6 - Sep 28OeldeApr 6 - Sep 28
AhlenApr 6 - Sep 28GräfelfingApr 6 - Sep 28Oer-ErkenschwickApr 6 - Sep 28
AhrensburgApr 6 - Sep 28GreifswaldApr 6 - Sep 28OffenbachApr 6 - Sep 28
AlbstadtApr 6 - Sep 28GrevenApr 6 - Sep 28OffenburgApr 6 - Sep 28
Alfeld (Leine)Apr 6 - Sep 28GrevenbroichApr 6 - Sep 28ÖhringenApr 6 - Sep 28
AllensbachApr 6 - Sep 28GrimmelfingenApr 6 - Sep 28OldenburgApr 6 - Sep 28
AlsdorfApr 6 - Sep 28Gronau (Westfalen)Apr 6 - Sep 28OlpeApr 6 - Sep 28
AlsfeldApr 6 - Sep 28Gross-GerauApr 6 - Sep 28OranienburgApr 6 - Sep 28
AltenburgApr 6 - Sep 28GummersbachApr 6 - Sep 28OsnabrückApr 6 - Sep 28
AltöttingApr 6 - Sep 28GüstrowApr 6 - Sep 28Osterholz-ScharmbeckApr 6 - Sep 28
AmbergApr 6 - Sep 28GüterslohApr 6 - Sep 28Osterode am HarzApr 6 - Sep 28
AmrumApr 6 - Sep 28HaanApr 6 - Sep 28OstfildernApr 6 - Sep 28
AndernachApr 6 - Sep 28HagenApr 6 - Sep 28PaderbornApr 6 - Sep 28
Annaberg-BuchholzApr 6 - Sep 28HalberstadtApr 6 - Sep 28PapenburgApr 6 - Sep 28
AnsbachApr 6 - Sep 28HalleApr 6 - Sep 28PassauApr 6 - Sep 28
ApoldaApr 6 - Sep 28Haltern am SeeApr 6 - Sep 28PeineApr 6 - Sep 28
ArnsbergApr 6 - Sep 28HamburgApr 6 - Sep 28PellwormApr 6 - Sep 28
ArnstadtApr 6 - Sep 28HamelnApr 6 - Sep 28Pfaffenhofen an der IlmApr 6 - Sep 28
AschaffenburgApr 6 - Sep 28HammApr 6 - Sep 28PforzheimApr 6 - Sep 28
AscherslebenApr 6 - Sep 28HanauApr 6 - Sep 28PinnebergApr 6 - Sep 28
AugsburgApr 6 - Sep 28HannoverApr 6 - Sep 28PirmasensApr 6 - Sep 28
AurichApr 6 - Sep 28HattingenApr 6 - Sep 28PirnaApr 6 - Sep 28
BacknangApr 6 - Sep 28HeideApr 6 - Sep 28PlauenApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad EmsApr 6 - Sep 28HeidelbergApr 6 - Sep 28PlettenbergApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad HersfeldApr 6 - Sep 28Heidenheim an der BrenzApr 6 - Sep 28Porta WestfalicaApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad HomburgApr 6 - Sep 28HeilbronnApr 6 - Sep 28PotsdamApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad HonnefApr 6 - Sep 28HeinsbergApr 6 - Sep 28PremnitzApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad HönningenApr 6 - Sep 28HeligolandApr 6 - Sep 28PrenzlauApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad KissingenApr 6 - Sep 28HelmstedtApr 6 - Sep 28Prien am ChiemseeApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad KreuznachApr 6 - Sep 28HemerApr 6 - Sep 28PulheimApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad MergentheimApr 6 - Sep 28Hennef (Sieg)Apr 6 - Sep 28RadebeulApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad NauheimApr 6 - Sep 28HerfordApr 6 - Sep 28Radolfzell am BodenseeApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad Neuenahr-AhrweilerApr 6 - Sep 28HeringsdorfApr 6 - Sep 28RastattApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad OeynhausenApr 6 - Sep 28HerneApr 6 - Sep 28RathenowApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad OldesloeApr 6 - Sep 28HerrenbergApr 6 - Sep 28RatingenApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad SalzuflenApr 6 - Sep 28Herrsching am AmmerseeApr 6 - Sep 28RavensburgApr 6 - Sep 28
Bad VilbelApr 6 - Sep 28HertenApr 6 - Sep 28RecklinghausenApr 6 - Sep 28
Baden-BadenApr 6 - Sep 28HerzogenrathApr 6 - Sep 28RegensburgApr 6 - Sep 28
BalingenApr 6 - Sep 28HildenApr 6 - Sep 28RemscheidApr 6 - Sep 28
BambergApr 6 - Sep 28HildesheimApr 6 - Sep 28RendsburgApr 6 - Sep 28
BarsinghausenApr 6 - Sep 28HockenheimApr 6 - Sep 28ReutlingenApr 6 - Sep 28
BautzenApr 6 - Sep 28Hof (Saale)Apr 6 - Sep 28Rheda-WiedenbrückApr 6 - Sep 28
BayreuthApr 6 - Sep 28Hofheim am TaunusApr 6 - Sep 28RheinbergApr 6 - Sep 28
BayrischzellApr 6 - Sep 28Homberg (Efze)Apr 6 - Sep 28RheineApr 6 - Sep 28
BeckumApr 6 - Sep 28Homburg (Saar)Apr 6 - Sep 28Rheinfelden (Baden)Apr 6 - Sep 28
BensheimApr 6 - Sep 28Horb am NeckarApr 6 - Sep 28RiesaApr 6 - Sep 28
BerchtesgadenApr 6 - Sep 28HöxterApr 6 - Sep 28RietbergApr 6 - Sep 28
BergheimApr 6 - Sep 28HoyerswerdaApr 6 - Sep 28RodgauApr 6 - Sep 28
Bergisch GladbachApr 6 - Sep 28HückelhovenApr 6 - Sep 28RosenheimApr 6 - Sep 28
BergkamenApr 6 - Sep 28HürthApr 6 - Sep 28RostockApr 6 - Sep 28
BerlinApr 6 - Sep 28HusumApr 6 - Sep 28Rotenburg (Wümme)Apr 6 - Sep 28
Bernau bei BerlinApr 6 - Sep 28IbbenbürenApr 6 - Sep 28Rotenburg an der FuldaApr 6 - Sep 28
Bernburg (Saale)Apr 6 - Sep 28Idar-ObersteinApr 6 - Sep 28Rothenburg ob der TauberApr 6 - Sep 28
Bernkastel-KuesApr 6 - Sep 28IlmenauApr 6 - Sep 28Rottenburg am NeckarApr 6 - Sep 28
Biberach an der RissApr 6 - Sep 28Ingelheim am RheinApr 6 - Sep 28RottweilApr 6 - Sep 28
BielefeldApr 6 - Sep 28IngolstadtApr 6 - Sep 28RüsselsheimApr 6 - Sep 28
Bietigheim-BissingenApr 6 - Sep 28IserlohnApr 6 - Sep 28Saalfeld/SaaleApr 6 - Sep 28
Bingen am RheinApr 6 - Sep 28ItzehoeApr 6 - Sep 28SaarbrückenApr 6 - Sep 28
BitburgApr 6 - Sep 28JenaApr 6 - Sep 28SaarlouisApr 6 - Sep 28
Bitterfeld-WolfenApr 6 - Sep 28JülichApr 6 - Sep 28SalzgitterApr 6 - Sep 28
BöblingenApr 6 - Sep 28KaarstApr 6 - Sep 28SalzwedelApr 6 - Sep 28
BocholtApr 6 - Sep 28KaiserslauternApr 6 - Sep 28SangerhausenApr 6 - Sep 28
BochumApr 6 - Sep 28KamenApr 6 - Sep 28Sankt AugustinApr 6 - Sep 28
BonnApr 6 - Sep 28Kamp-LintfortApr 6 - Sep 28Sankt IngbertApr 6 - Sep 28
BorkenApr 6 - Sep 28KarlsruheApr 6 - Sep 28SchleswigApr 6 - Sep 28
Bornheim (Rheinland)Apr 6 - Sep 28KasselApr 6 - Sep 28Schloss Holte-StukenbrockApr 6 - Sep 28
BottropApr 6 - Sep 28KaufbeurenApr 6 - Sep 28SchmallenbergApr 6 - Sep 28
BramscheApr 6 - Sep 28KehlApr 6 - Sep 28Schönau am KönigsseeApr 6 - Sep 28
Brandenburg an der HavelApr 6 - Sep 28KempenApr 6 - Sep 28SchönebeckApr 6 - Sep 28
BraunschweigApr 6 - Sep 28KemptenApr 6 - Sep 28SchorndorfApr 6 - Sep 28
BremenApr 6 - Sep 28KerpenApr 6 - Sep 28SchwabachApr 6 - Sep 28
BremerhavenApr 6 - Sep 28KielApr 6 - Sep 28Schwäbisch GmündApr 6 - Sep 28
BrettenApr 6 - Sep 28Kirchheim unter TeckApr 6 - Sep 28Schwäbisch HallApr 6 - Sep 28
BrilonApr 6 - Sep 28KleveApr 6 - Sep 28Schwedt/OderApr 6 - Sep 28
BruchsalApr 6 - Sep 28KoblenzApr 6 - Sep 28SchweinfurtApr 6 - Sep 28
Brühl (Rhineland)Apr 6 - Sep 28Königs WusterhausenApr 6 - Sep 28SchwerinApr 6 - Sep 28
Buchholz in der NordheideApr 6 - Sep 28KönigswinterApr 6 - Sep 28SchwerteApr 6 - Sep 28
BuchloeApr 6 - Sep 28KonstanzApr 6 - Sep 28SeelzeApr 6 - Sep 28
BüdingenApr 6 - Sep 28KorbachApr 6 - Sep 28SeevetalApr 6 - Sep 28
BühlApr 6 - Sep 28KornwestheimApr 6 - Sep 28SenftenbergApr 6 - Sep 28
BündeApr 6 - Sep 28KorschenbroichApr 6 - Sep 28SiegburgApr 6 - Sep 28
BurgApr 6 - Sep 28KrefeldApr 6 - Sep 28SiegenApr 6 - Sep 28
BurgdorfApr 6 - Sep 28KreuztalApr 6 - Sep 28SindelfingenApr 6 - Sep 28
BurghausenApr 6 - Sep 28KulmbachApr 6 - Sep 28Singen (Hohentwiel)Apr 6 - Sep 28
Büsingen am HochrheinNo DSTLaatzenApr 6 - Sep 28SinsheimApr 6 - Sep 28
BuxtehudeApr 6 - Sep 28LageApr 6 - Sep 28SoestApr 6 - Sep 28
CalwApr 6 - Sep 28LahrApr 6 - Sep 28SolingenApr 6 - Sep 28
Castrop-RauxelApr 6 - Sep 28LampertheimApr 6 - Sep 28SoltauApr 6 - Sep 28
CelleApr 6 - Sep 28Landau in der PfalzApr 6 - Sep 28SondershausenApr 6 - Sep 28
ChemnitzApr 6 - Sep 28Landsberg am LechApr 6 - Sep 28SonnebergApr 6 - Sep 28
CloppenburgApr 6 - Sep 28LandshutApr 6 - Sep 28SonthofenApr 6 - Sep 28
CoburgApr 6 - Sep 28LangenApr 6 - Sep 28SpeyerApr 6 - Sep 28
CoesfeldApr 6 - Sep 28Langenfeld (Rheinland)Apr 6 - Sep 28SpringeApr 6 - Sep 28
CologneApr 6 - Sep 28LangenhagenApr 6 - Sep 28St. WendelApr 6 - Sep 28
CottbusApr 6 - Sep 28LangfurthApr 6 - Sep 28StadeApr 6 - Sep 28
CrailsheimApr 6 - Sep 28LeerApr 6 - Sep 28StarnbergApr 6 - Sep 28
CreußenApr 6 - Sep 28LehrteApr 6 - Sep 28StassfurtApr 6 - Sep 28
CuxhavenApr 6 - Sep 28LeimenApr 6 - Sep 28SteinfurtApr 6 - Sep 28
DachauApr 6 - Sep 28Leinfelden-EchterdingenApr 6 - Sep 28StendalApr 6 - Sep 28
DannenbergApr 6 - Sep 28LeipzigApr 6 - Sep 28Stolberg (Rheinland)Apr 6 - Sep 28
DarmstadtApr 6 - Sep 28LemgoApr 6 - Sep 28StralsundApr 6 - Sep 28
DattelnApr 6 - Sep 28LennestadtApr 6 - Sep 28StraubingApr 6 - Sep 28
DeggendorfApr 6 - Sep 28LeonbergApr 6 - Sep 28StrausbergApr 6 - Sep 28
DelbrückApr 6 - Sep 28Leutkirch im AllgäuApr 6 - Sep 28StuhrApr 6 - Sep 28
DelmenhorstApr 6 - Sep 28LeverkusenApr 6 - Sep 28StuttgartApr 6 - Sep 28
DemminApr 6 - Sep 28Limburg an der LahnApr 6 - Sep 28SuhlApr 6 - Sep 28
Dessau-RosslauApr 6 - Sep 28Lindau (Bodensee)Apr 6 - Sep 28Sundern (Sauerland)Apr 6 - Sep 28
DetmoldApr 6 - Sep 28LindlarApr 6 - Sep 28TaunussteinApr 6 - Sep 28
DietzenbachApr 6 - Sep 28Lingen (Ems)Apr 6 - Sep 28TegernseeApr 6 - Sep 28
DillenburgApr 6 - Sep 28Linz am RheinApr 6 - Sep 28Titisee-NeustadtApr 6 - Sep 28
DingolfingApr 6 - Sep 28LippstadtApr 6 - Sep 28TönisvorstApr 6 - Sep 28
DinslakenApr 6 - Sep 28LöbauApr 6 - Sep 28TrierApr 6 - Sep 28
DormagenApr 6 - Sep 28LohmarApr 6 - Sep 28TroisdorfApr 6 - Sep 28
DorstenApr 6 - Sep 28LöhneApr 6 - Sep 28TübingenApr 6 - Sep 28
DortmundApr 6 - Sep 28Lohne (Oldenburg)Apr 6 - Sep 28TuttlingenApr 6 - Sep 28
DreieichApr 6 - Sep 28LörrachApr 6 - Sep 28UelzenApr 6 - Sep 28
DresdenApr 6 - Sep 28LübbeckeApr 6 - Sep 28UlmApr 6 - Sep 28
DuisburgApr 6 - Sep 28LübeckApr 6 - Sep 28UnnaApr 6 - Sep 28
DülmenApr 6 - Sep 28LuckenwaldeApr 6 - Sep 28Vaihingen an der EnzApr 6 - Sep 28
DürenApr 6 - Sep 28LüdenscheidApr 6 - Sep 28VarelApr 6 - Sep 28
DüsseldorfApr 6 - Sep 28LudwigsburgApr 6 - Sep 28VechtaApr 6 - Sep 28
EbersbergApr 6 - Sep 28LudwigsfeldeApr 6 - Sep 28VelbertApr 6 - Sep 28
EberswaldeApr 6 - Sep 28LudwigshafenApr 6 - Sep 28Verden (Aller)Apr 6 - Sep 28
EckernfördeApr 6 - Sep 28LüneburgApr 6 - Sep 28ViernheimApr 6 - Sep 28
Ehingen (Donau)Apr 6 - Sep 28LünenApr 6 - Sep 28ViersenApr 6 - Sep 28
EinbeckApr 6 - Sep 28Lutherstadt EislebenApr 6 - Sep 28Villingen-SchwenningenApr 6 - Sep 28
EisenachApr 6 - Sep 28MagdeburgApr 6 - Sep 28Voerde (Niederrhein)Apr 6 - Sep 28
EisenhüttenstadtApr 6 - Sep 28MaintalApr 6 - Sep 28VölklingenApr 6 - Sep 28
Ellwangen (Jagst)Apr 6 - Sep 28MainzApr 6 - Sep 28VredenApr 6 - Sep 28
ElmshornApr 6 - Sep 28MannheimApr 6 - Sep 28WaiblingenApr 6 - Sep 28
EmdenApr 6 - Sep 28MarburgApr 6 - Sep 28WaldkraiburgApr 6 - Sep 28
EmmendingenApr 6 - Sep 28MarlApr 6 - Sep 28Waldshut-TiengenApr 6 - Sep 28
Emmerich am RheinApr 6 - Sep 28MayenApr 6 - Sep 28WalsrodeApr 6 - Sep 28
EmsdettenApr 6 - Sep 28MechernichApr 6 - Sep 28WaltropApr 6 - Sep 28
EnnepetalApr 6 - Sep 28MeerbuschApr 6 - Sep 28WarburgApr 6 - Sep 28
ErdingApr 6 - Sep 28MeiningenApr 6 - Sep 28Waren (Müritz)Apr 6 - Sep 28
ErftstadtApr 6 - Sep 28MeissenApr 6 - Sep 28WarendorfApr 6 - Sep 28
ErfurtApr 6 - Sep 28MelleApr 6 - Sep 28WarsteinApr 6 - Sep 28
ErkelenzApr 6 - Sep 28MelsungenApr 6 - Sep 28WedelApr 6 - Sep 28
ErkrathApr 6 - Sep 28MemmingenApr 6 - Sep 28WegbergApr 6 - Sep 28
ErlangenApr 6 - Sep 28Menden (Sauerland)Apr 6 - Sep 28Weiden in der OberpfalzApr 6 - Sep 28
EschweilerApr 6 - Sep 28MeppenApr 6 - Sep 28Weil am RheinApr 6 - Sep 28
EssenApr 6 - Sep 28MerseburgApr 6 - Sep 28Weilheim in OberbayernApr 6 - Sep 28
EsslingenApr 6 - Sep 28MerzigApr 6 - Sep 28WeimarApr 6 - Sep 28
EttlingenApr 6 - Sep 28MeschedeApr 6 - Sep 28WeinheimApr 6 - Sep 28
EuskirchenApr 6 - Sep 28MettlachApr 6 - Sep 28WeißenfelsApr 6 - Sep 28
FalkenseeApr 6 - Sep 28MettmannApr 6 - Sep 28WerlApr 6 - Sep 28
Fehmarn (Puttgarden)Apr 6 - Sep 28MindenApr 6 - Sep 28WermelskirchenApr 6 - Sep 28
FellbachApr 6 - Sep 28MoersApr 6 - Sep 28WerneApr 6 - Sep 28
FilderstadtApr 6 - Sep 28MönchengladbachApr 6 - Sep 28WernigerodeApr 6 - Sep 28
FlensburgApr 6 - Sep 28Monheim am RheinApr 6 - Sep 28WertheimApr 6 - Sep 28
ForchheimApr 6 - Sep 28Mörfelden-WalldorfApr 6 - Sep 28WeselApr 6 - Sep 28
Frankenthal (Pfalz)Apr 6 - Sep 28MosbachApr 6 - Sep 28WesselingApr 6 - Sep 28
FrankfurtApr 6 - Sep 28MühlackerApr 6 - Sep 28WesterlandApr 6 - Sep 28
Frankfurt an der OderApr 6 - Sep 28Mühlhausen/ThüringenApr 6 - Sep 28WesterstedeApr 6 - Sep 28
FrechenApr 6 - Sep 28MülheimApr 6 - Sep 28Wetter (Ruhr)Apr 6 - Sep 28
FreibergApr 6 - Sep 28Mülheim / RuhrApr 6 - Sep 28WetzlarApr 6 - Sep 28
FreiburgApr 6 - Sep 28MunichApr 6 - Sep 28WeyheApr 6 - Sep 28
FreisingApr 6 - Sep 28MünsterApr 6 - Sep 28WiehlApr 6 - Sep 28
FreitalApr 6 - Sep 28NagoldApr 6 - Sep 28WiesbadenApr 6 - Sep 28
FreudenstadtApr 6 - Sep 28Naumburg (Saale)Apr 6 - Sep 28WieslochApr 6 - Sep 28
FriedrichshafenApr 6 - Sep 28NettetalApr 6 - Sep 28WilhelmshavenApr 6 - Sep 28
FriesoytheApr 6 - Sep 28Neu-IsenburgApr 6 - Sep 28WillichApr 6 - Sep 28
FuldaApr 6 - Sep 28Neu-UlmApr 6 - Sep 28Winsen (Luhe)Apr 6 - Sep 28
FürstenfeldbruckApr 6 - Sep 28NeubrandenburgApr 6 - Sep 28WipperfürthApr 6 - Sep 28
Fürstenwalde/SpreeApr 6 - Sep 28Neuburg an der DonauApr 6 - Sep 28WismarApr 6 - Sep 28
FürthApr 6 - Sep 28Neumarkt in der OberpfalzApr 6 - Sep 28WittenApr 6 - Sep 28
GaggenauApr 6 - Sep 28NeumünsterApr 6 - Sep 28WittenbergApr 6 - Sep 28
GanderkeseeApr 6 - Sep 28Neunkirchen (Saar)Apr 6 - Sep 28WittenbergeApr 6 - Sep 28
GarbsenApr 6 - Sep 28NeuruppinApr 6 - Sep 28WittlichApr 6 - Sep 28
Garmisch-PartenkirchenApr 6 - Sep 28NeussApr 6 - Sep 28WittmundApr 6 - Sep 28
GeesthachtApr 6 - Sep 28Neustadt am RübenbergeApr 6 - Sep 28WitzenhausenApr 6 - Sep 28
Geislingen an der SteigeApr 6 - Sep 28Neustadt an der WeinstraßeApr 6 - Sep 28WolfenbüttelApr 6 - Sep 28
GeldernApr 6 - Sep 28NeustrelitzApr 6 - Sep 28WolfsburgApr 6 - Sep 28
GelsenkirchenApr 6 - Sep 28NeuwiedApr 6 - Sep 28WormsApr 6 - Sep 28
GeorgsmarienhütteApr 6 - Sep 28NiederkasselApr 6 - Sep 28WunstorfApr 6 - Sep 28
GeraApr 6 - Sep 28Nienburg (Weser)Apr 6 - Sep 28WuppertalApr 6 - Sep 28
GeretsriedApr 6 - Sep 28NordenApr 6 - Sep 28WürselenApr 6 - Sep 28
GermeringApr 6 - Sep 28NorderneyApr 6 - Sep 28WürzburgApr 6 - Sep 28
GerolsteinApr 6 - Sep 28NorderstedtApr 6 - Sep 28Wyk auf FöhrApr 6 - Sep 28
GevelsbergApr 6 - Sep 28NordhausenApr 6 - Sep 28ZeitzApr 6 - Sep 28
GiessenApr 6 - Sep 28NordhornApr 6 - Sep 28Zerbst/AnhaltApr 6 - Sep 28
GifhornApr 6 - Sep 28NordkirchenApr 6 - Sep 28ZittauApr 6 - Sep 28
GladbeckApr 6 - Sep 28NortheimApr 6 - Sep 28ZweibrückenApr 6 - Sep 28
GochApr 6 - Sep 28NürburgApr 6 - Sep 28ZwickauApr 6 - Sep 28
GöppingenApr 6 - Sep 28NurembergApr 6 - Sep 28

Daylight Saving Time History in Germany

  • Germany first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
  • Germany has observed DST for 53 years between 1916 and 2019 (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.