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Germany Feb 17+ What to Wear?

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1. Posted by kar1181 (Full Member 21 posts) 12y

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I'm from Adelaide in South Australia and we're in the middle of summer so average temp is over 30 degrees. I've never really been to a "cold" climate before, so I was just curious, just what is really required to survive in Southern Germany this time of year.

I'm going to be travelling in a U shape from Heidelberg, Freiburg, Munich and Berlin between the 17th and 2nd of March.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, I'm certain I'm going to freeze though!

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

Hey Karl,

A couple of jumpers, some t-shirts for underneath in case the temperature drops, jeans, warm socks

Might be no harm to pack a woolly hat and scarf as well.

It's not very cold in Geramny right now but then I am from Ireland and we're used to this kind of weather. If you're coming from a hot climate you might feel it!

Have a good trip!


3. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y

I agree with Evelyn, but I would go as far as recommend gloves as well. I am from Switzerland originally and during this time there might be snow in parts of Southern Germany, so warm clothes should definitely be in the backpack, especially if you come from a warm climate.
And a windproof jacket would not be wrong as there might be a cold wind blowing.

Hope this helps. If you need more info I've got a couple of colleagues here at work who are from Germany, so they would be able to provide some info. Just give me a shout.

4. Posted by kar1181 (Full Member 21 posts) 12y

Cheers for the help guys!

samsara2: I'm going to be in Ireland too, from the 5th of March + :)

I guess the scary thing is going from wearing shorts and a t-shirt, to being rugged up like an eskimo :)

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

Then pack some waterproof gear- - it' always raining here in March and April.

If you need any help when u get here or before let me know!


6. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y

Yeah, for Ireland you need raingear, big time. You can get all the four seasons within one day, that's no lie!
Are you going to be over here in Ireland for Paddy Day?

7. Posted by kar1181 (Full Member 21 posts) 11y

I will be yeah :)

Looking forward actually to Ireland the most. My family originates from Castlemaine in Kerry, so plenty of stuff I'd love to see that has significance :)

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Kerry is beautiful Karl - you're going to love it! Lots of mountains and waterfalls and lush green scenery. And the locals are great fun! (although they are an acquired taste;) )

It's absolute mayhem here on Paddy's Day - be prepared to get pissed!