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

Traveling to Oberammergau, Germany? If you're planning to go to Oberammergau, this 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 Oberammergau, Germany

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

Important essentials for Oberammergau, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Oberammergau can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

February

February in Oberammergau is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

March

March in Oberammergau is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

April

If you visit Oberammergau during April, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

May

May in Oberammergau can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 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 are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

June

June in Oberammergau is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

July

If you are traveling to Oberammergau in July, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

August

If you are traveling to Oberammergau in August, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

September

September in Oberammergau is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

October

October in Oberammergau is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

November

If you go to Oberammergau in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

December

December in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to check out the must-see Ettal Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

Activities for Oberammergau, Germany

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

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