Germany

What to pack for your trip to Germany

Germany has a generally temperate climate. Northwestern and coastal Germany have a maritime influenced climate which is characterized by warm summers and mild cloudy winters. Farther inland, the climate is continental, marked by greater seasonal variations in temperature, with warmer summers and colder winters. In the alpine regions of Bavaria, winters can be quite severe.

All-weather gear. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too – handy for when the weather clears up again. During the winter you might also opt for an actual rain jacket like the Patagonia Torrentshell, especially if you plan to go hiking in the jungle or explore the island interior's natural beauty.

Lightweight shoes for hiking. Pack a not-too-bulky pair of trail runners that can handle both streets and trails in dry and wet conditions, such as Saucony’s Peregrine 7 for men or women, that hold up well on wet and dry ground.

Power adapter and charger. In France the power sockets are of type F (his socket also works with plug C and plug E). The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. These power adapters are included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Travel guides. The Lonely Planet's Germany Travel Guide is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See storybook castles arise from the Bavarian forest, raise a stein to an oompah band in a Munich beer garden, and take in the vibrant Berlin arts scene; all with your trusted travel companion.