Best Time to Visit
Like most of Germany, the region is characterised by a continental climate, with notable differences in temperature between the winter and summer periods. The warmest month is July when temperature peaks at around 25°C, while it is usually close to freezing around December and January, also with considerable precipitation. March and August tend to be the driest. Saarbrücken hosts several festivals throughout the year. Major winter events are the Christmas market starting at the end of November and the Max Ophüls Preis film festival in January, while in the summer tourists flock to the city for the popular Nauwieser Street Festival.