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

Traveling to Heidelberg, Germany? If you're planning to go to Heidelberg, below 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 Heidelberg, Germany

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

Important essentials for Heidelberg, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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

General health necessities

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

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January

If you visit Heidelberg during January, you will probably see that it is pretty cool, very rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is cold, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Heidelberg can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s 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 see the Kurpfälzisches Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Heidelberg can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. 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 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Heidelberg is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. 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), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Heidelberg is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Heidelberg is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into 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 Heidelberg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Heidelberg during September, you are likely to notice that it is balmy, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Heidelberg during October, you will probably see that it can be chilly, somewhat rainy and extremely stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s 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 a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Heidelberg in November, you will notice that it is cold, somewhat rainy and extremely stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Heidelberg can be brisk, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Heidelberg, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Activities for Heidelberg, Germany

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

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