Sunrise and sunset in Germany

Sunrise today: 7:52 h
Sunset today: 16:45 h
(Times for Berlin)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Germany are mainly characterized by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high in the north, the days are long in summer and short in winter. With almost 17 hours, the longest days are in June. The sunset is then only at 21:33 o'clock, whereby it can be depending upon weather conditions still another hour somewhat brightly. The longest dark nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is exactly the other way round). In December the night in Berlin lasts almost 17 hours and the days start about 4 hours later.

In these days the sun in Berlin rises at 7:52. The early sunset at 16:45 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of daylight in Berlin

Average length of daylight in Berlin
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Germany

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for January 28th., localtime in Germany

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Dresden07:46 am04:49 pm9:03 hours
Berlin07:52 am04:45 pm8:53 hours
Leipzig07:52 am04:53 pm9:01 hours
Munich07:45 am05:07 pm9:22 hours
Nuremberg07:51 am05:05 pm9:14 hours
Hamburg08:10 am04:55 pm8:45 hours
Hannover08:06 am05:00 pm8:54 hours
Stuttgart07:57 am05:15 pm9:18 hours
Bremen08:13 am05:01 pm8:49 hours
Frankfurt am Main08:03 am05:12 pm9:10 hours
Bielefeld08:10 am05:06 pm8:56 hours
Münster08:13 am05:10 pm8:57 hours
Dortmund08:12 am05:13 pm9:00 hours
Bochum08:13 am05:14 pm9:00 hours
Wuppertal08:13 am05:14 pm9:02 hours
Bonn08:11 am05:17 pm9:05 hours
Essen08:14 am05:15 pm9:01 hours
Cologne08:12 am05:17 pm9:04 hours
Dusseldorf08:14 am05:16 pm9:02 hours
Duisburg08:15 am05:16 pm9:01 hours

Direction of the sun's course

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. In Asia, for example, it is already day while you are still sleeping in Germany. On the other hand, the Americans are much later and only get up when it is noon in Germany.

The winter time is - as long as it is not yet abolished - the normal time, which is also aligned to the optimal course of the sun. At 12 noon the sun is exactly to the south. In summer time, there is an artificial shift in Germany that ensures that it becomes bright later. Then the actual noon time is one hour later, and the sun does not reach its zenith until 13 o'clock.

Sunrise and sunset by month (Berlin)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar08:08 am04:23 pm8:15 hours
Februar07:21 am05:19 pm9:58 hours
März06:17 am06:12 pm11:55 hours
April06:05 am08:07 pm14:02 hours
Mai05:07 am08:58 pm15:51 hours
Juni04:40 am09:33 pm16:53 hours
Juli05:00 am09:24 pm16:24 hours
August05:48 am08:33 pm14:45 hours
September06:39 am07:23 pm12:43 hours
Oktober07:31 am06:13 pm10:42 hours
November07:27 am04:14 pm8:48 hours
Dezember08:08 am03:54 pm7:46 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
New York (USA)07:08 am05:09 pm10:01 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am08:04 pm13:53 hours
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:54 pm11:31 hours
Moscow (Russia)08:27 am04:57 pm8:30 hours
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:26 pm10:40 hours
Helsinki (Finland)08:42 am04:23 pm7:41 hours