Wann machst du am liebsten Ferien, im Sommer, im Winter, im Herbst oder im Fruhling ?

How can I answer the above question in a complete sentence.

I want to say that in winter is the best vacation.

Can I say

Mein liebste Ferien ist im Winter

Is that correct ?

and if the question is

Wo machst du am liebsten Ferien ?

can I answer

Mein liebste Ferien ist in Italien

  • 1
    In the question, am liebsten is an adverb while in your answer it is an adjective. Go figure.
    – Jan
    Jan 30, 2016 at 20:46
  • so yes adjective ending should be st and then an e because Ferien is a feminine ?
    – alkabary
    Jan 30, 2016 at 20:47
  • 1
    No, you should stick with an adverbial liebsten in the answer.
    – Jan
    Jan 30, 2016 at 20:55
  • 2
    AdVERB being the operative word.
    – Stephie
    Jan 30, 2016 at 20:59

2 Answers 2


As said in the comments treat am liebsten as it should be, as a adverb (liebste is indeed a superlative form of lieb, but not really seen as such here).

Then your answer should contain am liebsten, just as if it were gerne. And you don't worry about the endings.


I agree with other comments and answers that say you should keep am liebsten as an adverb (like gerne) in the answer

Ich mache am liebsten im Winter Ferien.
Ich mache am liebsten in Italien Ferien.

(Ferien machen is used as a synonym for the more common expression in den Urlaub fahren here. In the following you may also substitute Ferien by Urlaub(s).)

It’s of course possible to use the superlative as a proper adjective (like bevorzugt+) instead of an adverb:

Meine liebste Ferienzeit ist der Winter.
Mein liebstes Ferienziel ist Italien.

Actually, in such cases Liebling is often used to form compounds instead:

Meine Liebingsferienzeit ist der Winter.
Mein Liebingsferienziel ist Italien.

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