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Learn About Germany!

People often ask, "so what's it like in Germany?" This section is dedicated to showing you the details of this beautiful country and just what you can expect on your visit.

Tour History Topics

Germany's timeline is filled with fascinating events which have had an influence not just within its own borders, but on America as well. History topics you can expect to be included in our tours include:

  • Ancient Tribal Migrations
  • Roman Occupation
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Medieval Period
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation Movement
  • Thirty-Years War
  • Prussian Empire
  • WW I
  • WW II
  • Post War Germany
  • Re-unification of Germany
  • German Emigration to the US - 1700's to present
  • Germany's influence on America
  • America's influence on Germany

Visit Salzburg

All of our tours will spend at least a day in Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg is quite simply an amazing European city with a fascinating history. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and raised there and is by far the city's most famous son. In 1964, American film crews arrived in Salzburg to film what would become a blockbuster of a hit "The Sound of Music" staring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. To this day, thousands of tourists descend upon Salzburg every year to see the set locations used in the film. Haupt Germany Tours will also take you to many of these locations from Mirabell Gardens to Nonnberg Abbey; from Leopoldskron Palace to the famed Gazebo, you too can relive your favorite scenes from the film.

Southern Germany's Weather


The above are the average monthly temperatures for Southern Germany in degrees Fahrenheit. While in Germany, the weather temperatures are reported in degrees Celsius/Centigrade.

During April, one can expect to wear a warm waist jacket when out touring during the day. Evenings can get rather chilly. In early April, Southern Germany is emerging from their winter. By the middle of April, many gardens will have flowers blooming. On a clear day, the sky is a brilliant blue. An overnight snow flurry is possible in early April. In mid-late April, days can warm into the low 60's.

During July, daytime highs can reach the low 80's and evenings can reach the mid 40's. This is great weather to sit outside in the many outdoor cafes (or beer gardens). The temps are similar to the late Spring temps in the Southeast US. Darkness comes about 9:00 pm. Sun rises about 5:30 am. If one has several days of crystal clear skies and warm temps, they are experiencing "Kaiser Wetter" or emperor's weather.

During October, the temps are similar to the April temps. The days are rather pleasant with the evenings growing noticably cooler. Oktoberfest begins in late September and continues through mid October. It is a time to celebrate the harvest and nourish one's soul for the winter ahead. Overnight snow flurries are possible toward later October.

During December, although not the coldest of their winter months, one can expect to need a heavy winter coat when out during the day visiting the crowded outdoor Christmas markets. A good mug of warm Gluhwein and a bratwurst sandwich can warm you up quickly. It is dark by 5:00 pm. Sun rises by 7:00 am. Extra warm clothing is needed after about 7:00 pm. Snow is likely with light accumulation but tends to melt off during the day. Daytime highs can be in the low to mid 40's.

Overall, Germany's climate is similar to what one would find in Maine or Nova Scotia, Canada. They are on the same latitude.

The entire country of Germany has the land mass equivalent of the combined States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. The weather information above would be somewhat the same for the northern parts of Germany - just a little cooler.


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