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

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Traveling to Heidelberg, Germany? If you're planning to go to Heidelberg, this article contains 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Heidelberg, Germany

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

If you go to Kurpfälzisches Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Heidelberg.

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

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January

January in Heidelberg can be brisk, very rainy and very stormy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

Traveling to Heidelberg in February, you will notice that it is cold, 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).

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March

In March, Heidelberg is brisk, 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%.

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April

April in this region is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

In May, Heidelberg is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Heidelberg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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June

In June, Heidelberg is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in 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 June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

In July, Heidelberg is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Heidelberg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

August in this region is a perfect temperature, 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.

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September

September in Heidelberg is balmy, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

October can be chilly, somewhat rainy and extremely stormy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

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

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December

In December, Heidelberg is pretty cool, 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%.

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