What To Wear In Germany In Summer (+ Packing List!)

Germany is one of my favourite countries, and somewhere I try to visit every year. Summer is the best time to visit Germany. There’s something about enjoying a fresh German beer in the sunshine that’s unlike anything else.

Having been to Germany so many times, I’ve got packing for a summer trip here down to a tee.


The essential clothing items you’ll want to pack for a trip to Germany in summer include:

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Trainers
  • Pyjamas
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • T-Shirts

You may also want to bring a light jacket and a raincoat, just in case. The nights can be chilly, and just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you won’t experience rain.

When it comes to shoes, I recommend trainers. However, you may also want to bring some sandals. Keep in mind that you’ll likely be walking 10,000 steps daily, so they’ll want to be comfortable.

If you’re heading to the beach (yes, Germany has beaches), remember to pack swimwear.

Accessories & Extras

The essential accessories and extras you’ll want to bring on a trip to Germany include:

  • Purse / Wallet / Money
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat


The toiletries available in hotels in Germany will vary depending on where you stay. As such, feel free to adjust this list of toiletries where necessary.

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bodywash
  • Facewash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Bobbles
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturiser
  • Razer/shaver
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Make-up
  • First aid kit (plasters, bandages, etc.)
  • Medication (where applicable)

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you’ll also want to pack the following where applicable:

  • Prescription glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Contact lens solution
  • Prescription goggles
  • Prescription sunglasses

Tech & Entertainment

  • iPad / tablet
  • Headphones
  • Chargers
  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • SD Cards
  • Power Bank

Baby & Toddler

If you’re travelling to Germany with a baby or toddler, then you’ll also want to bring:

  • Vests
  • Babygrows
  • Clothes
  • Snowsuit
  • Pushchair
  • Raincover
  • Baby bottles
  • Water bottle
  • Sterilising bags
  • Baby Monitor
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Sling/baby carrier
  • Nappies
  • Nappy creams
  • Formula
  • Breast pump
  • Thermometer

Cities in Germany, such as Hamburg or Berlin, can be busy, with uneven surfaces and many stairs. If you do need a pushchair (stroller), I recommend a lightweight one. Alternatively, a baby carrier is best.


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