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

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:

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.

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

January

January is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Essen in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Essen in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Essen is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Essen is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain boots

June

If you visit Essen during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy. 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 (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

July

Traveling to Essen in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat

August

If you visit Essen during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

September

If you vacation in Essen during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November in Essen is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 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:

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

December

December here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Essen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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