Current time in Germany


9:41 a.m.
Jan. 24, 2021

Local time in Germany

The time in Germany is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Germany

Current time
9:41 a.m.
Timezone Central European Time (CET)
Olson timezone name Europe/Berlin
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Germany Daylight Saving time (DST)

Germany uses Daylight Savings time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Germany.

DST Started 2020 March 29, 2020
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2121 Oct. 31, 2021
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2121 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour


Germany uses Central European Time CET and Central European Summer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTS +0200. The longitude of Germanys eastern border is 15° 00' E. Therefore an one hour offset between UCT and CET is exactly as one would expect. Germany is of course one of the biggest countries in Europa. It takes the sun over half an hour to “travel” from Germanys eastern border to its western border. Germany latitude is 51° 00' N, it is therefore not surprising the country uses daylight savings time.

Important cities in Germany

The current time in some important cities in Germany is shown below.