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Hallo! As my favourite season is upon is (Herbst – autumn) I decided there would be nothing better than a little post on all things Herbst in German.
Herbstwetter (autumn weather) is beautiful. It’s kühl (cool) outside, often windig (windy) but nevertheless nice and sonnig (sunny). At times it can be rather regnerisch (rainy), too. However, you can sum all of this up by saying the weather is ‘herbstlich’ – autumnal!
In Herbst (autumn) we go from wearing Sommerkleider (summer clothes) to Herbstkleider (autumn clothes). So instead of wearing a Kleid (dress) and Sandalen (sandals) we wear a Pullover (jumper) and Stiefeln (boots)!
A lot of people like Herbst because it gives them a chance to wear their Mütze (hat), Schaal (scarf) and Handschuhe (gloves) again.
In Herbst people like to drink Heiße Schokolade (hot chocolate) or Pumpkin Spice Latte (yep, it exists in Germany and under the same name).
In Herbst, Blätter (leaves) are a variety of beautiful colours: rot (red), gelb (yellow), grün (green), orange (orange) and braun (brown). A favourite thing for some people is: Die Blätter knirschen unter den Füßen – ‘The leaves crunch underfoot’!
I hope this has painted a nice picture of Herbst for you. So what happens in Herbst in Germany? There are a number of public holidays and events that take place in autumn in Germany, including:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Herbst-themed post! If you’re interested in learning about the other seasons in German, here are some posts about:
Winter (Winter): Snow vocab
Summer (Sommer): How to stay safe during a Hitzewelle (heatwave)
Spring (Frühling): Springtime