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A country that never fails to surprise, visitors arriving cheap flights to Germany will want to take the time to explore its many historical regions and local diversity. From May to late October is the peak season for travellers to arrive on flights to Germany. This is when visitors can enjoy fine weather and many folk festivals are in full swing. Munich’s Oktoberfest is the most popular event on the festival calendar. This attracts millions of visitors each year boosting the price of flight tickets and accommodation, so advance bookings are essential. Germany isn’t just a popular summer destination, the ski resorts in the Bavarian Alps make it a great place for a winter holiday too. Christmas markets and fairs transform Germany into a magical wonderland for the festive season, and attract thousands of overseas visitors. If you’re planning on travelling to Berlin, Germany’s cultural capital, choose your time wisely as the city is busy all year round, with holidaymakers in the summer and business travellers in the winter booking out hotels and snapping up cheap flight deals.
With the exception of December and the ski resorts, November to April is considered off-season. The winter months sees fewer crowds, the cheapest flights to Germany and lower accommodation rates. Wrap up warmly if you’re visiting in winter, temperatures are often below freezing.
The climate may dictate the best time for booking your flight to Germany. Many people prefer summer for travel, for warm weather, festivals and outdoor activities. Spring is a nice time to visit for fruit trees and flowers in bloom, fairs and Easter celebrations. Autumn is also pleasant (though it can be rainy) with temps in the mid to late teens, wine festivals and Oktoberfest. Winters are cold and wet, but also offer the cheaper accommodation and discounted flight tickets if you’re after a low-cost holiday.
Flights from Sydney to Germany – 22 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Germany – 21 hrs 40 mins
Flights from Brisbane to Germany – 23 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Perth to Germany – 19 hrs
There are plenty of airlines operating flights to Germany from Australia, so be sure to shop around to get the best deal. Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt are the major cities airlines such as: KLM, Air Berlin, Emirates, Austrian Airlines, Air Berlin, Air China, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa fly into.
Berlin Airport (BER), Munich Airport (MUC) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) all offer efficient rail and bus services for reaching the city centres. Travellers have the option of purchasing a Rail&Fly ticket at the same time they book their flight to Germany. This is a stress-free option when you land and depart as it offers connecting rail services to and from any German airport free of charge.
(prices quotes are from London)