Time in Germany

Current local time and time zone

Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

Clocks showing current time now in Germany and GMT

What time zone is Germany in?

Germany is in the Central European Time Zone (CET).

Does Germany observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight Saving) Time is observed in Germany. Central European Summer Time (CEST) is two hours ahead of GMT.

The time difference or offset for CEST is GMT+2 .

After the summer months the time in Germany is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Standard Time.

The offset becomes GMT+1 .

Current daylight saving dates for Europe


  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 29 March 2020  01:00 GMT. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 25 October 2020  01:00 GMT. Clocks go back one hour.

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