There are more leaves on the ground than remain on the trees, it's damp and chilly outside and we rediscover the joys of central heating. Yes autumn has put its stamp on the country.
Whether it's Seasonally-Affective-Disorder or simply a feeling of gloom and sloth, the dark months leave many people miserable, desperate for a ray of sunshine or a glimpse of green.
But there are particularly German things which get dusted down and brought out at this time of year which make this season worth being here for.
While avoiding the winter alcoholism of our northern cousins up in Scandinavia, there are many things which arguably make Germany better in the dark.