Lubeck Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

Photo of sandworld at Travemunde resortStanding on the far northern side of Germany and close to Hamburg, the important city of Lubeck is known for its hot summer weather and generally mild winters. The climate in Lubeck is clearly influenced by its proximity to the coastline and therefore classified as maritime.

During the harshest of winter weather, surrounding lakes and rivers in the Lubeck area can become frozen at times, and whilst some days can be rather overcast at this time of the year, others are crisp, with clear blue skies and a definite indication that spring is on the way. February and March tend to be the driest months, with January being the coldest month, when night-time temperatures can cause light frosts. The mild winter climate means that any snowy weather, however heavy, is usually short-lived and rarely settles for long, soon melting away. Icy rain and sleet are more commonplace in the winter.

Picture of beach at neighbouring resort of Travemunde

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

March is the month when the climate in Lubeck really begins to change and warm up, and by the time that April has arrived, spring has really sprung and highs of 12°C / 54°F or 13°C / 55°F are usual. The weather from May onwards continues to improve and temperatures steadily rise. By July and August, daytime temperatures regularly average 21°C / 70°F and achieve highs of 25°C / 77°F. However, despite the plentiful sunshine, the heart of Lubeck's summer season can be wet at times and visitors are always advised to pack accordingly, ready for both hot weather and rainy spells.

If you prefer to visit Lubeck when the city is a little quieter, why not consider a holiday in the spring, when the climate is quite favourable and available accommodation is easy to locate. Autumn too is a good time to visit, with plenty of sunny weather, only average levels of rain, and temperatures only slightly cooler than those during the summer.

Lubeck Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



1°C / 34°F
-2°C / 28°F


2°C / 36°F
-1°C / 30°F


7°C / 45°F
0°C / 32°F


11°C / 52°F
3°C / 37°F


18°C / 64°F
7°C / 45°F


20°C / 68°F
10°C / 50°F


21°C / 70°F
12°C / 54°F


21°C / 70°F
12°C / 54°F


17°C / 63°F
9°C / 48°F


13°C / 55°F
6°C / 43°F


7°C / 45°F
3°C / 37°F


4°C / 39°F
-1°C / 30°F