Schleswig-Holstein, Germany: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Based on the climate and weather in Schleswig-Holstein, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Schleswig-Holstein, Germany by month

January

January for Schleswig-Holstein can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks

February

Traveling to Schleswig-Holstein in February, you will notice that it is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

If you vacation in Schleswig-Holstein during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly 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 low 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 most days and snow about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

April

If you go to Schleswig-Holstein in April, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

May

May in Schleswig-Holstein is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Schleswig-Holstein is chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Schleswig-Holstein in July, 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Schleswig-Holstein is balmy and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Schleswig-Holstein during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Schleswig-Holstein can be brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Schleswig-Holstein can be very chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

It also snows once in a while. 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:

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

December

If you go to Schleswig-Holstein in December, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days and snow 5-10 days this month.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Schleswig-Holstein, 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 Schleswig-Holstein
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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