Oct 25, 2020, 3:00 am
|Long Name:||Federal Republic of Germany|
Forward 1 hour
Mar 28, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 28, 2021 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Oct 31, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 31, 2021 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Note that the above information is preliminary: There is ongoing discussion about DST or time zone. The date might be updated or changed once we have reliable information.
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.
Daylight Saving Time History in Germany
- Germany first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
- Germany has observed DST for 54 years between 1916 and 2020.
- 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.
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.