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

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

When to go to Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Gelsenkirchen is pretty cool. 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:

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

March

If you go to Gelsenkirchen in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Gelsenkirchen during April, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Gelsenkirchen in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Gelsenkirchen is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Gelsenkirchen is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Gelsenkirchen during December, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gelsenkirchen, 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 Gelsenkirchen
  • Appropriate museum wear

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