Much like the weather in Berlin and seasonal temperatures in Munich, Frankfurt's weather conforms to the averages found across most of Western Europe. Characterized by warm summers and cool winters, Frankfurt's climate is ideally suited to visitors planning a trip at any time of year due to its relatively small temperature range. In general Auto Europe recommends that travelers come prepared for 50 degree Fahrenheit weather when visiting Frankfurt as this is the city's average temperature. Below we've included additional information about seasonal weather and travel pricing so that travelers can plan the best time to go to Germany when visiting Frankfurt.
Like the majority of destinations in Europe, the summer is the busiest time to visit Frankfurt, Germany, and this trend is for good reason. With average temperatures of around 70 degrees, the summer is the ideal time to tour Frankfurt's many parks, and outdoor attractions. The iconic skyscrapers and ample greenspace seems to glisten in the summer sunlight. Because of these idyllic weather conditions, hotel, car, and airline ticket reservations will have to be made far in advance to avoid the price hikes associated with the busy travel season.
Spring in Frankfurt marks the middle of the tourism slow season, though this doesn't mean you shouldn't visit at this time of year. In fact, the springtime is an excellent time to tour Frankfurt, as rainfall is fairly low, temperatures remain cool and comfortable (typically in the 50-60 degree range), and the crowds of summer are nearly non-existent. Hotel reservations, car rentals, and airfare prices are usually much more affordable in the spring as a result of the lower demand and savvy travelers can score great deals when planning a trip just before the summer tourism boom.
Similar to the spring in terms of moderate temperatures and a pronounced lack of crowds, the fall is also a great time to travel to Frankfurt. Temperatures are, on average, around 50 degrees, though the increased rainfall during the fall months can be a challenge if you're planning outdoor day trips in and around Frankfurt. Despite the potential for more rainfall, autumn in Germany does boast some wonderful benefits. Frankfurt is covered in trees, and during the fall, the city transforms into a beautiful swath of reds, golds, oranges, and dark greens, making it one of the most beautiful times of year to visit the city.
Winters in Frankfurt can be a tough sell, though those who choose to endure the chilling winds and frosty climate, are afforded a glimpse of the city's joyous holiday festivities. Beautiful Christmas lights adorn the city streets and despite the low temperatures, winter is the time of year when Frankfurt reports its lowest rainfall numbers, and because of decreased tourism numbers, prices for reservations are usually at their annual low. So if you can bear the cold, the benefits may seriously outweigh the prospect of having to wear a coat on vacation.
It's probably obvious by now, but every season is a good season to visit Frankfurt. The city is ripe with opportunity year round, meaning that whenever you choose to visit you'll be treated to a different style of beauty and a different set of fun events and festivals. Frankfurts moderate climate and unique combination of green-space and modern design make it a popular choice for travelers to Europe.
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