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Summer in Germany
Summer, Sun, Germany

  • A man sits on a bench and looks at a waterfall. Foto: Svetlana Kerestely © Goethe-Institut

    Summer, Sun, Germany

    There’s nothing more pleasant than being outside in the sun and warmth. We have collected impressions of people enjoying the summer and sun!
  • A small dog looks out of a backpack on a hike. Photo (detail): Svetlana Kerestely © Goethe-Institut

    On a hike with the dog

    The Germans love hiking. And if the four-legged friends can’t keep up, it’s fine with him to come in a bag!
  • Two hikers and their dog lie in the sun and rest. Photo (detail): Svetlana Kerestely © Goethe-Institut

    Soaking up the sun and vitamin D

    Other dogs make even their masters run out of breath!
  • A young woman is lying in a hammock in the garden. Photo (detail): Eva Fritsch © Goethe-Institut

    North, east, south, or west, home is best

    The summer can be enjoyed right on your own doorstep. A hammock is perfect for this.
  • An allotment garden with various plots. Photo (detail): Svetlana Kerestely © Goethe-Institut

    Working in the garden is back in fashion

    Allotment gardens are booming in Germany. They are especially popular in big cities. To get a lot, some garden lovers have to wait several years.
  • A young man watering a vegetable patch in an allotment garden. Photo (detail): Lorena Meier © Goethe-Institut

    Allotment gardens are very minimalist

    For some, even a small bed is enough to grow radishes, tomatoes and maybe a few herbs.
  • A group of people relax on Königsplatz in Munich. Photo (detail): Eva Fritsch © Goethe-Institut

    Meeting point at the Königsplatz

    There are places in every city that have established themselves as meeting places. In Munich one of these is the Königsplatz. The stairs in front of Glyptothek and Collection of Classical Antiquities invite many people to linger.
  • Groups of people sit by a stream in the English Garden. Photo (detail): Svetlana Kerestely © Goethe-Institut

    Have a picnic with friends

    German cities are proud of their numerous green spaces that serve as havens of relaxation. The English Garden in Munich, with its almost four square kilometers in area, is one of the largest inner-city parks in Germany.
  • Young people sit around a grill and grill meat. Photo (detail): Svetlana Kerestely © Goethe-Institut

    No summer without barbecuing

    Germans love to barbecue. Despite the increasing number of vegetarians, meat retains the place of honor on the grill.
  • A pleasure steamer on a river. Photo (detail): photoguides © Tourist-Information Bad Wimpfen

    Exploring the region by boat

    Those who find locomotion in the countryside too drab take instead an excursion steamer. The new perspective makes familiar places look very different.