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

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Traveling to Dresden, Germany? If you're planning to go to Dresden, we've got 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 Dresden, Germany

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

Important essentials for Dresden, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Dresden can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

February in Dresden is frosty. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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March

March in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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April

April in Dresden is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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May

May in Dresden is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

June in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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July

If you visit Dresden during July, you may see that it is mild. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

August in Dresden is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in Dresden can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October for Dresden is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

Traveling to Dresden in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Dresden is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Dresden, Germany

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

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Neue Synagoge:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the stunning Yenidze, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Dresden tourism authority.

If you go to Großer Garten, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see the Albertinum Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Zwinger Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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