Packing to Munich in every month of the year

Marienplatz, Munich

I often get questioned by friends and readers about what they should pack to Munich in a specific month. Well, this is always a tricky question, because Munich is one of those places where in one day you can have the four seasons of the year. Sometimes early in the morning is 6°C and in the middle of the day is around 20°C. I have seen sun, rain, windstorm and snow on the same day.

So, answering to that question is never easy, it always involve a long explanation. But since I’m not the kind of person who gives up easily on something, I put some extra work, did my research, added a little bit of experience, and came up with a list that might be very helpful to all of you when packing to Munich in every month of the year, plus extra useful information regarding the weather.

To make your navigation throughout the post easier, you can jump straight to the month you are planning to visit Munich. You may find similar items for different months, especially winter and summer. Remember, these are just the must packs, clothing items that will make a difference on your trip.

January

Average temperature:  -5°C to 16°C (temperature can reach up to -18°C)
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓Snow
✓Strong wind

Must packs

Winter coat
Gloves
Boots
Waterproof boots/snow boots
Winter hats
Long sleeve t-shirts
Jeans/Leggings
Scarfs
Pullovers/Cardigans
Warm socks/ Thermal tights (I love them, great for when it’s really cold and you need to spend the day outside)

Also recommended

Jacket
Hoodies
Umbrella

 

February

Average temperature: -10°C to 9°C (temperature can reach up to -18°C)
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓Snow

Must packs

Winter coat
Gloves
Boots
Waterproof boots/snow boots
Winter hats
Long sleeve t-shirts
Jeans/Leggings
Pullovers/Cardigans
Scarfs
Warm socks/ Thermal tights

Also recommended

Hoodies
Umbrella

 

March

Average temperature: -1°C to 17°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓Snow
✓Strong wind

Must packs

Winter coat
Jacket/trench coat
Winter hats
Boots//Rain boots/Chucks/Sneakers
Hoodies
Long sleeve t-shirts
Cardigans/ Pullovers
Jeans/Leggings
Scarfs/Light scarfs
Warm socks
Umbrella


Also recommended

Gloves
Thermal tights

 

April

Average temperature: -1°C to 22°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain (The rain season is about to begin. From April to June, expect rain at any day)
✓Snow
✓Strong wind

April is the most challenging month to pack to Munich, as you may experience the four seasons in one day (really). In Germany we say “April macht was er will”, which means ‘April does what it wants’. The weather forecast can change at any time.

Must packs

Jacket/trench coat/rain jacket
Boots/chucks/sneakers
Rain boots
Hoodies
Long sleeve t-shirts
Cardigans
Jeans/Leggings
Light scarfs
Umbrella

Also recommended

Pullovers
T-shirts

 

May

Average temperature: 6°C to 28°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain (May is one of the months that rains the most!)

Must packs

Rain jacket/jacket
Rain boots
Chucks/Sneakers/ Flip-flops/Flats (warmer days are possible, yay!)
Hoodies
Long sleeve t-shirts
T-shirts/Tanks
Cardigans
Jeans/Leggings
Shorts/Skirts
Umbrella

Also recommended

Trench coat
Light scarfs

 

June

Average temperature: 9°C to 29°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓High temperatures

Note that in both June and July, the weather can be chilly, so make sure to check the weather forecast.

Must packs

Long sleeves t-shirts
T-shirts/Tanks
Cardigans
Jeans/Leggings
Shorts/Skirts/Dresses
Flip-flops/Sneakers/Chucks/Flats (you pick)
Umbrella
Rain jacket

Also recommended

Hoodies

 

July

Average temperature: 11°C to 38°C (temperature can reach up to 40°C)
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓High Temperatures

Must packs

T-shirts/Tanks
Cardigans
Jeans/Leggings
Shorts/Skirts
Sun cream
Hat(s)
Hair bands
Flip-flops/Sneakers/ Chucks/ Flats (you pick)

Also recommended

Long sleeve t-shirts
Umbrella (check the weather forecast)

 

August

Average temperature: 9°C  to 27°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓High Temperatures

Must packs

T-shirts
Cardigans
Leggings
Shorts/Skirts
Sun cream
Hat(s)
Hair bands
Shoes of your choice (especially flip flops, sneakers, flats)

Also recommended

Long sleeve t-shirts
Jeans
Umbrella (check the weather forecast)

 

September

Average temperature: 4°C  to 26°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain

Must packs

Jacket/trench coat
T-shirts
Long sleeves t-shirts
Cardigans/Pullovers
Hoodies
Jeans/Leggings
Sneakers/ankle boots
Light scarfs
Umbrella

Tip: since on the last weekend of September the Oktoberfest begins, you can check my packing for the Oktoberfest recommendations.

Also recommended

Shorts (the beginning of the month can still be warm enough to wear them)

 

October

Average temperature: 1°C  to 26°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain

Must packs

Jacket/trench coat/rain jacket
Jeans/leggings
Cardigans/ Pullovers
Hoodies
Scarfs
Winter hats
Warm socks
Sneakers/Boots (up to you)
Umbrella

Also recommended

Rain boots

 

November

Average temperature: 0°C to 22°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain

Must packs

Jacket/trench coat/rain jacket
Jeans/leggings
Cardigans/ Pullovers
Hoodies
Scarfs
Winter hats
Warm socks
Sneakers/Boots (up to you)

Also recommended

Winter coat (check the weather forecast)
Umbrella
Rain boots

 

December

Average temperature: -11°C to 14°C
Possibility of:
✓Rain
✓Snow

Must packs

Winter coat
Gloves
Boots
Winter hats
Hoodies
Long sleeve t-shirts
Pullovers
Jeans/Leggings
Scarfs
Warm socks/ Thermal tights

Also recommended

Waterproof boots/snow boots (sometimes snows enough to wear one)

 

For the cold months

Lip balm for dry lips
Body lotion
Face moisturizer

Don’t forget the basics

Underwear
Basic socks
Pajamas
Personal hygiene items
Beauty items (make-up, etc)
Purse/Backpack
Gadgets (earplugs, chargers, phone, laptop, camera)
Medicine

Observations

  • December, January and February are the coldest months. Take into consideration that some years snows more/less than others.
  • Always check the weather forecast before closing your suitcase, ALWAYS!
  • Weather average temperatures were based on data provided by Wetter.com

 

Have a safe trip!

 

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About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • I think every time I have ever been to Munich it hasn’t been the best weather! Only once or twice we had clear blue skies and this is why I still haven’t been to the English Garden!

    • I know right? I hate that :/ good weather here is something to be cherished because it doesn’t happen so often. We get 2 great days, then the rain comes for an entire week. It’s always like that!

  • Phoebe Thomas

    I’ve only been to Munich once, in a heatwave! You do get some extreme temperatures there, this is a useful post for those not too sure what to take.

    • Yes Phoebe, very true… here can be very hot! Last year was incredibly hot during summer!

  • hahahaha 😀

  • Thank you Corey!! Yes, it did take forever… you know those kind of posts that you keep postponing? This was one of them, so I’m very happy to have finally published it 😀

  • Thank you Marta! I’m glad you found the post helpful! I hope next time when you come the weather will be good 😀

  • Very true Christine!! 😀

  • Thank you so much Gina, happy that you liked it!
    Ohh nooo, I hope you packed the right items to your trip to Budapest 😀

  • hahaha exactly 😀 thank you so much!

  • Thank you dear, happy that you found the post useful! Yes, the weather here is very tricky, even for us who live here. The day starts great then out of nowhere it’s pouring!

  • hahahaha 😀 thank you Ruth! I hope it will be useful to you someday!

  • Thank you so much dear! Yess, temperature here vary a lot, it’s crazy! Come during summer or autumn 😀

  • I hope you visit Munich sometime 😀 and I hope the weather will be great!

  • I hope you do come Lauren!
    Ohh nooo, I can imagine… April and May are always crazy month in the whole Germany I guess!

  • So true David!! Going to London last year in November was a challenge to pack in a hand luggage hahaha

  • Yesss, it’s pretty cold in Munich during winter, especially January and February! :/
    Oh really?? I am a huge fan of thermals, they are amazing!
    Oh my, if you ever come during winter you would probably wear 2 😀

  • I hope you come someday Nicole, and that it won’t be cold 😀
    I know what you mean about the ‘cold’ of Thailand, in Brazil it’s the same!

  • wooww that’s amazing!!! I’ve never been to the Neuschwanstein when it was full of snow!!
    It’s been a while since the last snow storm in December, I think the last one was in 2012. The past years have beeb warmer than expected!

  • Thank you dear 😀 I hope it will be useful to you someday!
    Yess, it can be very cold around here!

  • Thank you so much Kayleigh, happy to know that you like it 😀 I hope it will be helpful to you someday!

  • hahaha I know, right? It’s crazy!! Well, next time someone you know comes, send them this list. Now whenever a friend asks me, I will send them the link haha 😀

  • I hope you come sometime Elizabeth 😀

  • Thank you Ahila!! 😀

  • Thank you Tanja 🙂

  • Kathleen (Kat)

    Oooh very useful, Allane, thanks! 🙂 #MondayEscapes

    • Thank you dear 😀
      By the way, I couldnt visit your website these days, is there a problem with your blog? My computer blocked me saying it was security issue :/ what should I do?

      • Kathleen (Kat)

        My website is no longer hosted in WP, the address is now http://www.katpegimana.com. Can you please try again? Let me know if the problem persists. Thanks!

        • Heeey Kat, sorry for taking so long. Yes it’s working now, and I really like the new look 😀

  • hahaha thank you! I know, right? As I was writing the tips I thought this could just work for most of Europe for sure 😀

  • It did!!! Oh my, it was lot of work, but then I think it was worth it 😀
    And thank you, I love basic, so I focused to picking the basic clothes 😉

  • hahahaha great! Thank you 😀
    Happy you found it useful!

  • Thank you Kate 🙂

  • Heey Neha, I guess I’m too late! I hope you had fun in Munich. These past weeks were very busy around here, so I’m sorry for not replying to your comment earlier!