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

Traveling to Ruhr, Germany? If you're planning to go to Ruhr, we have 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 Ruhr, Germany

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

Important essentials for Ruhr, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Ruhr is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Ruhr can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit Ruhr during March, you may notice that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April in Ruhr is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

In May, Ruhr is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly 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 Ruhr, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

If you vacation in Ruhr during June, you will probably notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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July

In July, Ruhr is balmy. 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 Ruhr, 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 balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

September in Ruhr is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October in Ruhr can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Ruhr during December, you might notice that it is pretty cool. 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 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

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Activities for Ruhr, Germany

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

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