In the graph below you see the time zone difference between Korea Standard Time and Central European Time. Drag the bubble to adjust the time and to see the corresponding time in the other time zone.
Korea Standard Time is the time zone of Korea, including cities like Seoul and Busan. Central European Time is the time zone of most central European countries, and the Nordics, with places like Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Zurich and Warsaw.
Usually it is preferable to schedule meetings in the late afternoon for the person in KST and before lunch for the person in CET.
Korean Standard Time, or KST for short, is the standard time zone for South Korea. It is 9 hours ahead of UTC. North Korea was on KST until 2015 when they introduced their own Pyongyang Standard Time, which is 30 minutes behind Korean Standard Time.
South Korea is the only country using Korean Standard Time. It is however the same time as JST – Japan Standard Time and AWDT – Australian Western Daylight Time (i.e. when Western Australia applies Daylight Saving Time). As noted above, North Korea are since 2015 using their own time zone.
All cities in Korea applies KST, including Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Suwon and Gwangju.
DST (Daylight Saving Time) is currently not applied in South Korea, although there were experiments during the 1988 Olympics.
CET is, as the name implies, the time zone for Central Europe. Important to note is that in summer Central European Time becomes CEST, which stands for Central European Summer Time. In practice, “Central” means “Western” as Central European Time includes everything from the Nordics to Spain. Note that Portugal and the UK are not on CET but instead observe GMT and that Eastern Europe (every country from Finland and South) observe Eastern European Time.
All countries in Western Europe, except Portugal and the UK, observe Central European Time. This includes Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Montenegro and Gibraltar to name a few.
The list is long but includes Berlin, Oslo, Madrid, Rome, Tirana, Amsterdam, Paris, Warsaw, Bern, Geneva and Copenhagen.
Daylight Saving Time is applied in Central Europe/Western Europe. CET in that case becomes CEST – Central European Summer Time and is one hour different. CEST is observed between the last Sunday of March and the last Sunday of October.