Current time in Germany


11:33 a.m.
Nov. 30, 2023

Local time in Germany

The time in Germany is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Germany is Central European Time (CET). Germany is currently observing Standard Time (DST) also known as winter time. Daylight Saving Time in Germany starts at March 30, 2024.

Details for the time in Germany

Current time
11:33 a.m.
Time zone Central European Time (CET)
DST: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
IANA time zone Europe/Berlin
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Germany Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

Last DST ended at Oct. 28, 2023
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock back 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.

Time in Germany