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.
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
- 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
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.
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.