Berlin, Germany: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Berlin, Germany? There are many things to do in Berlin, from visiting historical sites to enjoying the nightlife.

If you're planning to go to Berlin, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Berlin, Germany

For touring Berlin, the best time to go is August. There are several other great times to go as well, including February for the International Film Festival and March for the Berliner Festspiele. See below for details.

Important essentials for Berlin, Germany

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

 

Activities for Berlin, Germany

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Berlin.


  • Berlin private guided tour

    Berlin is a city that you can explore yourself, and visit most of the important sites. But if you want to learn more about the historical context of the sites, it's useful to hire a guide. This is a good option.

    Check out the tour

 

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

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January

January for Berlin is frigid, somewhat snowy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

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February

In February, Berlin can be brisk, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Berlin, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. This is the month of the Berlin Film Festival, which is a great event for film fans.

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March

March can be brisk, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows regularly. The Berliner festival is generally held around this time.

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April

April in this region is cold, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

If you are traveling to Berlin in May, you will notice that it is crisp, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you visit Berlin during June, you will probably find that it is mild, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s 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 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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July

If you visit Berlin during July, you might find that it is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. The Berlin Gay Pride parade generally occurs around this time.

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August

If you vacation in Berlin during August, you may notice that it is mild, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. August is a great month to visit, since Berlin doesn't see quite as large crowds of tourists as some other European cities.

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September

In September, Berlin is balmy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Berlin, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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October

Traveling to Berlin in October, you will notice that it is cool, very rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Berlin is brisk, very rainy and extremely hazy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you visit Berlin during December, you will probably find that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

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