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

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Traveling to Essen, Germany? If you're planning to go to Essen, here is 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 Essen, Germany

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

Important essentials for Essen, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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 can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Essen in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Essen is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). 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:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Essen is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Essen in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

Traveling to Essen in June, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Essen is mild. 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:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you go to Essen in September, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

Traveling to Essen in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Essen during November, you might see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Essen can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). 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:

If you visit the Red Dot Design Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Essen, Germany

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

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