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

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Traveling to Kiel, Germany? If you're planning to go to Kiel, we've got 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 Kiel, Germany

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

Important essentials for Kiel, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you are traveling to Kiel in January, you will notice that it is cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Kiel is cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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March

If you vacation in Kiel during March, you are likely to see that it is brisk and very rainy. 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you visit Kiel during April, you might notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s 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 two thirds of the time and snow occasionally.

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May

If you vacation in Kiel during May, you may see that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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June

If you are traveling to Kiel in June, you will notice that it is chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in this region is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

If you go to Kiel in August, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

In September, Kiel can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kiel, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

If you go to Kiel in October, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November for Kiel is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days.

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December

If you are traveling to Kiel in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Kiel, Germany

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

If you see the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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