Germany What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by alancollins
  • What to Pack
    by alancollins
  • What to Pack
    by alancollins

Germany What to Pack

  • Weather

    Munich What to Pack

    Munich has a continental climate. However, because the city is located near the Alps, it is likely to rain often. Thunderstorms also often seem to appear out of the blue. Make sure you take your umbrella as well as long sleeved shirt and trousers in summer - just in case. The range of temperatures between day and night or summer and winter can...

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    Hamburg What to Pack

    In summer you need all sorts of clothes. In 4 days we had very cold and nice warm. So we need pullover and shorts. Don´t forget your umbrella!!! You need warm clothes when you take a harbour cruise because it is very windy and the weather can change in more times an hour.

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  • Souvenirs from Berlin

    We always shop for small and handy souvenirs, guide book and postcards to take home when we travel in a foreign country since our travel motto is to take nothing but souvenir snapshots and to leave nothing but shoeprints. Berlin is no exception. Picture location and attraction plate, several refrigerators magnets and replica of famous beer glass...

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  • When camping in Germany

    Plastic boxes with lid's ,keep thing's dry as does black bin liner's.Always make a list You need, water-proof's, good strong footwear.A pair of jogging trouser's for ease around the campsite. Always remember to take a little more than you need. Have a couple of hook's to stick on the door to hang thing's on. When going to the toilet block, keep...

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  • Cold autumn

    If you go in the autumn and you’re from a warm country be prepared for cold weather. Germans say that the winter starts in October. Take an umbrella and warm clothes cause the weather could be very windy especially along a river.

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  • General

    A rucksack or a light travelling bag for you to carry along with you when touring Germany. It will become handy when you pruchase some small items such as postcards and small souvenirs. Summer can be quite hot in Germany, therefore light clothing may be necessary. But please bring along a light jacket in case it becomes chilly with lower...

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  • Do I Need Rain Gear?

    Yes you do need rain gear - any time of the year. Any season. Rain occurs all year round. If there is a rainy season here, it lasts from January to December. Statistically winter and summer get more rain than spring and autumn, but you cannot rely on that. Weather statistics are useless because every year is different, and weather forecasts are...

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  • "Zwiebelsystem" - "Onion System"

    "Onion System" describes how Germans pack and dress when travelling in changeable weather conditions. Layers, layers, layers, like an onion, that can be put on or peeled off according to current conditions and needs. The weather cannot be predicted for more than a couple of days in advance and changes quickly, so you never know. Especially in...

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  • Onion-style-clothing...

    If we go out for a small holiday within Germany we alway take along "onion-style clothing" which means one skin over the other... So you can get rid off one after the other. Even in summer you can be in need of a light jacket. It can rain in summer as well as it even can hail (those little icy balls...). My relatives from the States where very...

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  • Luggage

    If you are travelling my train - TAKE A BACK PACK!!!!!!!!!! You don't check your luggage in on trains in Germany - you drag it with you, wherever you go - not wise to be dragging suitcases on and off a train...THIS WAS NOT FUN :) If you go in winter - take a very warm jacket - and make sure it protects you from the wind. lots of cameras! Scenery...

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  • Not too much will be hard to find.

    I brought a purse that was basically a really small messenger bag. It was nice because I could put all my stuff in it such as my guidebook, a water bottle, camera, and a snack, but it was not so huge that it was heavy or in the way. I also picked up a slightly larger wallet than I normally would use at home, the type that is designed to have a...

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  • PACK LIGHTLY

    Pack lightly. My daughters learnt this tip recently. Hahah, this luggage is for 4 people.....still too much. For those not used to cold weather, i recommend (at the least) thermal under garments. These are so effective and reduced my need for extra heavy layers of clothing.

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  • Packing List

    As a motto on VT says : take half the clothes and double the money instead of what you planned to take. Germany .. great for walking , cycling, city-hopping, road trips, so all depends on your destination and your activities. Almost anything can be bought at the drug store.

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  • Point It

    This is the most handy little book you could travel with, it contains hundreds of pictures, if you are having difficulty with the language just point to it!!!!! Easy

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  • It can be raining, of course...

    Even in the summrs you should bring both T-shirts and warmer clothes, the weather can change pretty fast ;) Be sure to bring you camera if you are going to the south of Germany, near the Austrian border. There will be mountains and valleys to take nice pictures of... it is so beautiful!

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  • photo equipment

    Don't worry about carrying film rolls, there are many shops where you can buy them.If you have a digi camera and wanna get prints or a photo CD of your photos, look for stores like 'Photo Porst', 'Wegert' etc. You can give them your card and get them developed. Also many drugstores or other stores offer that service. Many work with Kodak. Well,...

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  • Don't forget your umbrella and jacket

    One thing you will notice in Germany are the luscious green hills and this is because of the amount of rain that falls in this part of the continent. So with that in mind make sure you bring a windbreaker , light jacket and umbrella because even in the summer it can be a little bit chilly.

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  • Pack no more than you can carry

    Camping gear is bulky and heavy on top of your other luggage. If you fly in you might want to safe on 'tonnage'. Tents, sleeping bags, etc. are readily available in any German town and city in department stores and specialised shops, so you might want to buy them there. My tip for inexpensive gear of mid-range quality (not fit for expeditions,...

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  • walters packing list for Germany

    red carry ons for girls , blue carry ones for boys, 2 extra suit cases for souveniers Nice, smart casual clothes, no holes!3 pairs of pants, 2 jeans, 1 nicer set of kahki's4-5 shirts (1 nicer one)4 pairs of socks4-5 pairs of underwear1 swimsuit1 pair of pajamas1 sweatshirt1 light jacket (would work in the rain)1 set of church clothes2 pairs of...

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  • Climate in Germany

    HAMBURG (north): Summers average maximum is about 22°C (72°F) minimum around 12°C (54°F). Winters average maximum is about 4°C (39°F) minimum around 0°C (32°F). LEIPZIG (east): Summers average maximum is about 25°C (77°F) minimum around 15°C (59°F). Winters average maximum is about 4°C (39°F) minimum around -1°C (30°F). COLOGNE (west): Summers...

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  • Packing List

    All over the year it's a good idea to bring warm weather clothes and cool weather gear as well as good rain-repellant coat or jacket! Winters when visiting Germany's south or east you should bring a fur. Germany has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Winters snow is likely in the east, the south and the mountains. In spring...

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  • Packing List

    Don't bring with you anything that you can buy it cheaper in Germany You can get everything here and probably cheaper. Cameras & Equipment are cheap here compare to other European countries. It is very organised here, have a tent & sleeping bags and you can save a lot by using camping sites If you don’t have a car or forgotten it at home,...

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  • Packing List

    Well, you don't need to pack an extra bag to bring back bits of the Berlin Wall because from I've been told, there is almost nothing left of it!! This is a photo taken in 1989 only weeks before the wall came down. The Brandenberg Gate is seen just beyond the wall. As always, bring your camera equipment. If you forget it, you can always buy it...

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  • Packing for Germany

    I stress - bring light-weight luggage and bags, and leave half the stuff you want to pack at home. The reason for this is that many will be staying in hotels and guest houses, where they:a) don't have parking near the accomodationb) are not anywhere near the train stationc) do not have elevators, even though they have multiple stories.Murphy's law...

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  • Marling Menu Master for Great German...

    Rain gear Lens filters for overcast and foggy/humid haze. Marling Menu Master: Have you ever seen a real German menu with no English? Yikes. To avoid being stuck in tourist restaurants with menus in English, take a Marling menumaster with you to decode German menus and open up the world of great German cuisine. I never leave for Europe without...

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  • Warm clothing

    The weather in Germany was extremely cold when i visited in December. I didnt expect it to be as cold as it was which is why i suggest you take very warm clothing including a warm hat, scarf and gloves. Remember to take your E111 form with you if you are from Europe Take a camera to take pictures of the Dom Cathedral and the markets. Possibly a...

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  • Packing List

    To be honest, the German weather is just terrible! :-) lol One never knows for sure what the weather will be like. It can be hot and sunny and on the next day it can already be cool, cloudy and rainy again, like most of the time.In summer, temperatures do usually never reach more than 30-35°C. Besides t-shirts and shorts you should also take...

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  • Packing List

    an UMBRELLA. self explanatory. If you plan for staying in Germany especially long (like, more than 4 days) you might invest in a solar light bulb. these have certain rays that help simulate sunlight, so that when July--oops, I mean winter rather--hits, you will be able to chemically be happy by pretending that you have been frolicking in sunlight...

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  • Packing List

    Whatever you decide to bring...don't forget warm clothing and a good umbrella even if its middle of August. Germany has 290 days of rainfall. Gosh...I miss the rain. Can you believe I live in Phoenix now? 340 days of Sun...a nightmare! Definetely buy perfumes in Germany for French merchandize is really cheap over there. The standard Photo-Film...

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  • Packing List

    DON'T OVER PACK...TRAVEL LIGHT...AFTER THEY DO HAVE LAUNDRYMATS AND DRY CLEANERS IN GERMANY.ONE OF THESE AND A CARRY-ON AND YOU'LL BE FINE. I WENT IN THE SUMMER....SO I TOOK JEANS, SHORTS, SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS, A DRESS OUTFIT...JUST IN CASE....A LIGHT JACKET...JUST IN CASE...WHICH I USED AND A GOOD PAIR OF WALKING SHOES...YOU'LL NEED THEM...BELIEVE...

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  • Packing List

    Even in the summer there are a lot of rainfalls. 10 years ago it didn't rain in July - but that changed.Nowadays its sometimes so cold you have to wear a jacket. So be prepared! Everything available in shops and pharmacies.

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  • Packing List

    Make sure to bring much money so that you can sample every type of beer. Also, a lot of Pepto-Bismol for when the beer affects your stomach!!!

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  • Packing List

    Study Abroad For visitors whom it is necessary to have a visa to visit Germany, you even have to have a health-insurance.Example:Health-insurance;treatment at doctor, hospital (in-), transport-costs to and from hospital, necessary dental treatment up to 600,- DMTravel-accident;death 10.000 DM, disability 50.000 DMTravel-liability;Personal- and...

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  • Packing List

    Buy a pullman..great for airports, REALLY great for Trains... It can snow here in May..and can get as high as 25C in December..bring a small umbrella, and always pack a good jacket. Tylenol.... If you have a digital camera, it is all 220v/50hz power here. Make sure your camera has mulit voltage or autovoltage.

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  • Packing List

    Make sure you bring a large suitcase so you have plenty of room for all the souvenirs you'll bring home!! A rain jacket and a couple of sweaters are definately must have items. Make sure to bring at least one extra battery for your camera. You want to have one that takes really good, clear pics with a decent zoom lens for the far away shots.

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  • Packing List

    Trollybags up to 10 Kg. each the best. according the time you visit Germany, bring light cotton clothing with you. Winter is Oct.-June, Summerup to Septembre. Spring in between.Summer need light, Winter warm clothings. shoes up to your program. If you have money, you get everything in Germany, No problems at all, you get everything in Germany...

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  • Packing List

    I was there in September and was quite lucky to have two weeks of almost constant sunny skies. It only rained for one day I believe. The weather and terrain is very comparable to Seattle, Wa in the Northwest US. Temps in the 80's F in the summer with snow in the winter. The nights in September were usually a little cool requiring a light...

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  • Packing List

    Well, with all those sights you just have to take lots of film!!! I would suggest packing at least two cameras, especially in summer. No, it's not that in summer they break down more quickly:))) It is just that you should put different films in them. One should be charged with ISO 200 film - the weather is almost always sunny, so it would be a...

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  • Packing List

    Leave some room in your bag to take back a bag of gummi bears (not just bears, but all kinds of yummy shapes and flavors). As far as I know, there are locations in Frankfurt a.M. (see my Frankfurt page for directions) and Wiesbaden. Bring layers! My first trip to Germany was in the summer, and so I thought I wouldn't need warm clothes; wrong!! At...

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  • Packing List

    Well come back home, you must bring some beer back with you. As you can see i filled the bed of my truck up with beer.

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  • Packing List

    One handbag for clothes.I packed enough clothes to do only one wash on a two week vacation.And one backpack that I carry everywhere. Keep to a minimum. Plan for rainy days (I had one dayof sun in two week). But dont be cheap on shoes, buy the best you can afford. Antibacterial hand soap for day to day travel.Band aid for blisters. Sun block....

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  • Packing List

    Suitcases, backpacks Cool and hot clothing. If it is hot, it is usually very humid. If it is cold, it will be cold1 Towels, washclothes, blowdrier, since most European hotels are not equipped with these. Any medicine you might need. Always take an extra set of batteries. Sunscreen, sunglasses...

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  • Packing List

    The weather is changeable so pack all kinds of clothes, they will be used!Summers are warm, occasionally hot. Winters are freezing with snow or rain and much colder than here in the United Kingdom!!

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  • Packing List

    When you come to Germany, whether it be for a few days or a few years, there are a few things you should always with you. Bring an empty stomach. The food here is exceptional. Bring a camera with tons of film. You can go from mountains to rivers to castles to farms all in the same day. Won't you want to remember that? Bring an insatiable appetite...

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  • Packing List

    its a good idea to bring both warm weather clothes and cool weather gear in the spring and summer months. it is wet and cold in the winter so be prepared! one very important item to have with you isA RAINCOAT OR UMBRELLA!!!!!!! dont forget , this is europe we are talking about here. rain coats are better becausr there is nothing more irrtating than...

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