The best times to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen for ideal weather are

June 4th to August 12th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Temperature

Average temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 78.9°F (26.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.9°F (11.1°C) at night.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Perceived Temperature (F)

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Garmisch-Partenkirchen Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan35.82617.4
Feb36.623.412
Mar45.932.622.1
Apr53.738.927.2
May61.750.440.5
Jun68.956.144.5
Jul73.360.549.9
Aug69.557.347.5
Sep61.349.640.7
Oct55.943.835.3
Nov51.438.128.7
Dec4230.323.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan2.1-3.3-8.1
Feb2.6-4.8-11.1
Mar7.70.3-5.5
Apr12.13.8-2.7
May16.510.24.7
Jun20.513.46.9
Jul22.915.89.9
Aug20.814.18.6
Sep16.39.84.8
Oct13.36.61.8
Nov10.83.4-1.8
Dec5.6-0.9-4.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are November, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan28%7.52.4
Feb14%171.2
Mar26%16.84.2
Apr27%04.1
May38%05.2
Jun40%05.8
Jul43%07
Aug44%05.5
Sep24%03.6
Oct19%03.8
Nov12%3.12
Dec12%01

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2819.16.1
Feb1443.23
Mar2642.710.7
Apr27010.4
May38013.2
Jun40014.7
Jul43017.8
Aug44014
Sep2409.1
Oct1909.7
Nov127.95.1
Dec1202.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Garmisch-Partenkirchen has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (61.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (81.7%).

Wind in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and July. May’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.3 MPH or 7 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early June where average top sustained speeds reach 7.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan2.7Barely noticeable4.2Light breeze
Feb2.8Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze
Mar3Barely noticeable5.3Light breeze
Apr3.4Barely noticeable6.1Light breeze
May3.8Barely noticeable7Light breeze
Jun3.6Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze
Jul3.5Barely noticeable6.5Light breeze
Aug3.1Barely noticeable5.8Light breeze
Sep3.3Barely noticeable6.2Light breeze
Oct2.9Barely noticeable4.7Light breeze
Nov2.8Barely noticeable4.5Light breeze
Dec2.5Barely noticeable4.3Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan81.7%
Feb73.4%
Mar69.7%
Apr61.8%
May69.2%
Jun65.2%
Jul68.2%
Aug73.4%
Sep76.7%
Oct78.5%
Nov73.7%
Dec75.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Germany; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany is September, followed by August and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.6 in December means 38.6% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Garmisch-Partenkirchen Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.6°F (19.8°C) and 36.8°F (2.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 12 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.3°F (17.4°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47°F (8.3°C) and 28.7°F (-1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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