When to go to Frankfurt: climate, best time and tips month by month

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Joel Fulleda

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Frankfurt is a large city in central Germany, the fifth largest of the country, and is located on the banks of the River Main. It is a large metropolis that has several firsts such as the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Germany's financial center, leadership of the chemical industry, has an important car show and is the third European airport. It is a human-sized city, very easy to visit on foot or by public transport.
There are so many things to do and see and, in order not to ruin your trip due to bad weather conditions, it is really important to identify the best time to visit the city.
So here is some information on when to go to Frankfurt, climate, best time and tips month by month.


  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Frankfurt: the cheapest period
  3. Frankfurt in Spring
  4. Frankfurt in the Summer
  5. Frankfurt in Autumn
  6. Frankfurt in Winter
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: from April to September, due to the mild temperatures
  • Period to avoid: from a climatic point of view, the worst period is from December to February, but in reality the city is beautiful even in winter, especially during the Christmas holidays

The climate is continental type, with cold winters and hot summers. In the summer months, it is the hottest city in Germany. Precipitation is distributed throughout the year, with a maximum peak in December, when an average of 18 days of rain and 111 mm of rain fall are recorded.
March and November are two months of transition, where temperatures are low but not like the winter months and the rains are still a bit contained.

When to go to Frankfurt: the cheapest period

The best months, both for the climate and economically, are April and September: the tourist turnout is not as high as in the months of June, July and August, and you can visit the city more easily. In addition to finding lower prices that are unaffected by tourism, it is also the two months that average less rainfall throughout the year and temperatures are pleasant.

If you don't fear the cold and want to save even more, February and March can also be two months to consider.

Frankfurt in Spring

It is a good time to visit the city. Initially cold in March, where some small snowfalls are still possible, the city slowly awakens the climate becomes mild in April, one of the best months to visit the city. The temperatures, in fact, range from a minimum of 8 ° to a maximum of 18 ° and there are only 8 days of rain, making April the month with the least rainfall together with September. From May the temperatures rise again, reaching 20 °.

It's a season full of events, starting with Frankfurter Frühlings Dippemesse, the great fair to celebrate spring. Here you will find stalls with handicrafts, drinks and typical food, as well as numerous workshops and activities for children. There is no shortage of rides, including a large Ferris wheel. It is held in the second half of April at Festplatz on Ratsweg.

Frankfurt in the Summer

It is a good season to visit the city! Temperatures rise and reach 27 ° in July, the hottest month together with August. Rain, unfortunately, will not leave you in peace even at this time of year, so arm yourself with patience and, above all, an umbrella to always carry with you. The situation improves in the month of September, one of the best times to get around the city, when on average only 8 days of rain are expected.

In this period there are a large number of events organized! Starting in June with the World Club Dome, one of the largest electronic and EDM music festivals all over Europe, when the Commerzbank Arena is transformed into the largest nightclub in the world. Between the end of July and the beginning of August another event very much felt by the city takes place, the Mainfest, the festival on the Main. Between rides, flea markets, live music and fireworks, this festival is perfect for kids and all of Frankfurt gets into the party spirit. At the end of August the Museumsuferfest, the cultural festival. Three days of culture, including exhibitions, events and themed conferences.

Frankfurt in Autumn

With autumn, temperatures drop again and the city begins to take on colors such as yellow and red. If you are here in this period you must definitely visit the Holzhausen park, its colors will enchant you. October is still a good month, with temperatures ranging from 8 ° to 16 ° and an average of 11 days of rain. November, on the other hand, is a month of transit where the temperatures drop considerably to then get to the cold of December.

In the autumn the city is full of events! Starting with the very famous and very important Buchmesse, the largest fair in the world of books, literature and printed news. It ranges from every genre: from comics to poetry, from detective stories to romance novels, you will find every literary genre here. It is held in mid-October, from Wednesday to Sunday, and the first edition dates back to 1949. The first three days are generally dedicated to publishers, authors, agents and distributors, while the last two are open to the public, who can participate in events, presentations and workshops. For sports lovers, the Euro Maraton and for music lovers the Jazz festival.

Frankfurt in Winter

From a climatic point of view, winter is the worst time. In December, temperatures are really low, between 2 ° and 5 °, and it is the wettest month of the year, with an average of 18 rainy days. January and February are very cold, with temperatures ranging between 1 ° and 5 ° and on average 3 days of rain. If this is the only time you can visit the city, pack warm clothes and don't forget an umbrella!

If the cold and rain don't scare you, the city has a lot to offer even in these months. Starting with the most beautiful time of the year, Christmas. In December, the city is transformed and the traditional Christmas market, one of the largest in all of Germany! And here they certainly do not spare: among more than 200 stalls, a 30 meter high Christmas tree and decorations everywhere, for a moment you will forget about the cold. Obviously there is no lack of many themed events and events organized this month.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter: warm clothes, such as sweaters, scarves and gloves, heavy jacket, umbrella
  • In summer: light summer clothes, such as short-sleeved T-shirts and shorts, a sweatshirt for rainy days when temperatures can drop, umbrella
  • In autumn and spring: spring / autumn clothes, such as long pants, light sweaters, a sweatshirt for days when the temperatures are still low and an umbrella

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