It’s summer time again – in Germany and most European countries the clocks have been set forward from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. early in the morning. This means that Central European summer time applies again in this country. The aim of the time change, which was reintroduced in 1980, is to make better use of daylight brightness.

The Physical-Technical Federal Institute (PTB) in Braunschweig is responsible for disseminating time in Germany. Their scientific experts ensure that radio-controlled clocks, station clocks and many industrial clocks are supplied with the legal time via a long-wave transmitter called “DCF77” in Mainflingen near Frankfurt/Main.

Daylight saving time ends again when clocks go back from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. on October 27th.