CEST – Central European Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time)
Also known as: CEDT – Central European Daylight Time, ECST – European Central Summer Time
CEST is currently not used at all
Antarctica: CEST is not observed in any location this year. Locations that used to be on CEST for part or all of the year are now on GMT instead.
Europe: CEST is currently not observed because locations are on standard time and are observing CET.
This time zone is often called Central European Summer Time.
Winter Time & DST
This time zone is a daylight saving/summer time zone, in the winter some places will switch to the corresponding standard time zone: CET (Central European Time).
Email time zone indicator: +0200
An email sent from someone in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0200" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0200" does not have to be in Central European Summer Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).
Where and when is CEST observed?
European countries using CEST in the summer and CET in the winter
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (mainland)
- Holy See/Vatican City
- Macedonia, Republic of
- San Marino
- Spain - except Canary Islands, which are on WET/WEST
Locations in Antarctica using CEST in the winter and GMT in the summer
- Troll Station
Other time zones in UTC +2:00
Some time zones exist that have the same offset as CEST, but can be found under a different name:
No locations currently on CEST
Find current time and time zone by city
MESZ – Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit (German)
Related time zones
CET – Central European Time (Standard Time)
Time Zone Map with DST
Time zones by continent/region
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- Other time standards
- South America