Miscellaneous: Many questions are posted in the forums regarding the usage of laptop computers and personal appliances such as hairdryers and shavers when travelling abroad. A good general information site on how to safely operate these items in such circumstances is : www.kropla.com/electric.htm. The site mentions converters, transformers, how to check your laptop for adaptability, and has a listing of the power ratings for many countries, and the different outlets you may encounter in your travels. This site is also referenced in Fodor's Online Travel Resource Guide. An additional step you can take to ensure safe, damage-free operation of your appliances while abroad is to become familiar with such information in your owners manual. You can also check with your hotels, (etc), to see if they have rooms where no conversion will be needed, or if they provide such things as hairdryers and small irons in their rooms, or have them available. Many lodgings in touristy, resort, or business travel areas provide such things for their visitors
Photo Equipment: Much film for a good 35mm or a HI-res (5Mb+) digital camera. Germany's countryside is beautiful.
Bring filters, as it is hazy often.
Miscellaneous: Bring the Marling Menu Master shown. You need to go to local places to get good German food, but wait until you see a real German menu... aaauugghhh!!! (if you don't speak or read German)
The Marling will save your life and open the key to great German cuisine.
Here's a link (below) for one place you can pick one up:
German Marling Menu-Master
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 18°C ( 49 - 64°F ); min: 1 - 7°C ( 34 - 44°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 23°C ( 68 - 74°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 52°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 19°C ( 45 - 66°F); min: 0 - 9°C ( 32 – 49°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 5°C ( 36 - 41°F); min: -1 - 0°C ( 30 - 32°F )
Luggage and bags:
Bring plenty of extra bags, particulary if headed there during November or December. Christmas markets abound and you'll want plenty of room for presents. My cousin's husband (sweet guy that he is) bought us Rothenburg bags to carry our packages in.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a raincoat and/or umbrella if visiting during the winter season. You'll need it - particularly if you enjoy photography. :-)
Photo Equipment: Yes, a camera is a necessity.
Luggage and bags:
We did a day trip from Munich to Rothenburg so instead of taking our big backpacks we just took a small day pack. It came in handy after we did some shopping in the city... ;)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes are a must...you will have to walk everywhere while in Rothenburg...it's the best way to see the city anyway... :)