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The climate of the Black Forest (Germany)
The Black Forest is a forest in the southwestern part of Germany in the federal state of Baden Wurttemberg. The Rhine River flows through the Black Forest. Large cities in the region include Freiburg and Schramberg. The Black Forest is a medium-high mountain range. The highest peak is mount Feldberg with an altitude of 1,493 meters. The Black Forest forms the border with Switzerland and France. The Black Forest has been the most popular holiday destination in Germany for years. The region has a lot to offer in the field of active and relaxed vacations. Several mountain bike parks are situated here. you can also go rock climbing or hiking. Nordic Walking is becoming increasingly popular. You can also go golfing in the region. During the winter you can go snowboarding or skiing on one of the 150 slopes. The Black Forest is known for its spas and thermal springs. The most popular product is the Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake). It is not certain whether this product originates here. However, it tastes really good. The Black Forest has a moderate maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The Black Forest gets the highest amount of annual sunshine in Germany. Annual precipitation figures are fairly low because of air currents. When a rain or thunderstorm remains stationary between the mountains the weather may be very bad. The figures below apply to the lower situated regions. Please bear in mind that it is colder in the higher situated regions.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for the Black Forest:
Please, bear in mind that local deviations may occur

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 3 -3 2 17 n/a
February 5 -2 3 14 n/a
March 9 1 4 15 n/a
April 14 4 5 16 n/a
May 18 8 6 17 n/a
June 21 11 7 15 n/a
July 24 13 8 14 n/a
August 23 12 7 14 n/a
September 20 9 6 12 n/a
October 14 5 4 12 n/a
November 8 1 2 15 n/a
December 4 -2 2 15 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-2 inches ● = 2-12 inches ● = 12-24 inches ● = 25-40 inches ● = 41-80 inches ● = over 80 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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