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

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

When to go to Berlin, Germany

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

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

January

January in this region is freezing, 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

February

If you go to Berlin in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket

March

If you vacation in Berlin during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s 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 and snow about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

April in Berlin can be brisk, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Berlin is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Berlin is balmy, very rainy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Berlin during July, you are likely to 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

In August, Berlin is balmy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Berlin, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

September

September for Berlin is mild, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Berlin is cool, very rainy and extremely hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Berlin is pretty cool, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s 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 November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Berlin is pretty cool, somewhat snowy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Berlin
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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