Current time in Germany

Germany

9:03 a.m.
May 28, 2020

Local time in Germany

The time in Germany is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Germany

Current time
9:03 a.m.
Daylight saving time 1 hour
Timezone Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Olson timezone name Europe/Berlin
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  2 hours 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 2020 Oct. 25, 2020
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2121 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour

Germany

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.