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

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

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.

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

January

January in Heidelberg is cold, very rainy and very stormy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

February

If you go to Heidelberg in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain boots
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

March

In March, Heidelberg is cold, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Heidelberg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

April

April in Heidelberg is relatively cool, 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:

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

May

May in Heidelberg is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Heidelberg is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots

July

If you vacation in Heidelberg during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August here is warm, somewhat rainy and very 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

September

September here is balmy, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Heidelberg during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp, 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Heidelberg during November, you are likely to find that it is brisk, somewhat rainy and extremely stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

December

December can be brisk, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Heidelberg
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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