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Germany - Europe (EU)

Federal Republic of Germany / Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Deutschland or Bundesrepublik ) is located in the heart of Europe. Germany is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark , and the Baltic Sea, to the south by Austria and Switzerland , to the west by France , Belgium , The Netherlands and Luxembourg and to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic .

Germany is a democratic federal parliamentary nation, made up of 16 federal states ( Länder or, more commonly, Bundesländer ), which in certain spheres act independently of the Federation.

The capital of Germany is Berlin .

conventional long form: Federal Republic of Germany
conventional short form: Germany
local long form: Bundesrepublik Deutschland
local short form: Deutschland
former: German Empire, German Republic, German Reich

Germany Time

Germany Time: Central European Time (CET)

Clock showing current time now in Central European Time Zone


Central European Time ( CET )

Central European Standard Time = GMT+1
Central European Summer Time = GMT+2

Current rules in effect in Europe

European clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 29 October 2017  01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 25 March 2018  01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.

UK and Europe Clock Change Rules

What time zone is Germany in?

Germany is in the Central European Time Zone . Central European Standard Time ( CET ) is 1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

Does Germany observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Germany, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour;  2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ).

After the Summer months the time in Germany is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or ( GMT+1 )

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