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

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

When to go to Potsdam, Germany

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

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

January

If you go to Potsdam in January, you will notice that it can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella

February

February here can be very chilly, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

It rains about half of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket

March

In March, Potsdam can be brisk, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots

April

April in Potsdam is brisk, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you vacation in Potsdam during May, you are likely to find that it is cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

June

If you visit Potsdam during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

July

July is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. 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:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

August

Traveling to Potsdam in August, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

September

If you vacation in Potsdam during September, you are likely to find that it is mild, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October in Potsdam is chilly, very rainy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Potsdam is brisk, very rainy and extremely hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

December

Traveling to Potsdam in December, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat snowy, very rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Potsdam, Germany

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Potsdam, 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 Potsdam
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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