CET/CEST Central European Time Zone

Standard time and summer time is observed by this time zone; CET Central European Time is 1 hour ahead of UTC/GMT time and CEST Central European Summer Time is ahead by 2 hours.

Central European Time:
Sunday March 3rd 10:35am CET
Status: Time Zone: UTC/GMT Offset:
Being Observed by 33 Areas
CET +01:00
Central European Summer Time:
Sunday March 3rd 11:35am CEST
Status: Time Zone: UTC/GMT Offset:
Observed by 1 Area
CEST +02:00
Year: CEST Begins: CEST Ends:
2026 Sunday March 29th Sunday October 25th
2025 Sunday March 30th Sunday October 26th
2024 Sunday March 31st Sunday October 27th
2023 Sunday March 26th Sunday October 29th
2022 Sunday March 27th Sunday October 30th

Countries which observe the CET/CEST time zone:


  • Spain*


  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen


  • Andorra
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Spain*
  • France
  • Gibraltar
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • San Marino
  • Vatican

Countries which observe the CEST time zone:


  • Antarctica*

(*) indicates that the time zone is only observed in certain areas of the country. No asterisk indicates that the entire country observes this time zone.

Areas in Spain which observe the Central European Time Zone

All of Spain except for Canary Islands.

Areas in the Antarctica which observe the Central European Time Zone

  • Troll
« List of World Time Zones