Aachen, Germany: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Aachen, Germany? If you're planning to go to Aachen, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Aachen, Germany

Based on the climate and weather in Aachen, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Aachen, Germany by month

January

In January, Aachen can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Aachen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots

February

In February, Aachen is cold, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Aachen, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

If you visit Aachen during March, you are likely to find that it is brisk, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces

April

April in Aachen can be very chilly, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

May

May in Aachen can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you vacation in Aachen during June, you are likely to find that it is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

In July, Aachen is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Aachen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

August

August in Aachen is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

If you vacation in Aachen during September, you are likely to find that it is cool, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

October

October in Aachen is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November in Aachen can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December is brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Aachen, Germany

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Aachen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Aachen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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