What to wear in Germany

What to Wear in Germany

Top style tips for Germany

  • Germans dress quite formally and stylishly.
  • Very smart casual or smart business orientated clothes will carry you through for business, sightseeing and for eating out.
  • Clothes in dark colors are always popular.
  • Jeans are very popular especially with younger people but they are always smart and clean. Black tailored jeans would be a good choice.
  • If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.

Shoes to pack for Germany

  • In many German towns there are cobbled streets, but wear comfortable stylish shoes or sandals rather than sneakers. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.

It's best to avoid high heels. Why not try the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range – using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.

Pack for the weather

  • It can rain at any time and our advice would be to pack a lightweight raincoat and small travel umbrella even in the summer.
  • Dressing in layers will help you with the temperature changes during the day, whatever time of year you visit.
  • In winter (November, December, January, February and March) wrap up warmly, with layers and a warm smart coat, warm hat, gloves, scarf and warm waterproof boots.
  • We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂


Clothing tips for women

  • Most women wear pants or jeans rather than skirts or dresses.
  • pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
  • Keep to low-key but quality jewelry.

Clothing tips for men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.

Community photos of Germany

Regions of Germany

  • If visiting Europa-Park (Germany's answer to Disneyland) note that there is no free drinking water available; restaurants do not serve tap water (even to children). Be prepared, or consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle.

Other things to pack

  • Although many people speak English, most tourists are German-speaking so a phrase book is useful to understand signs and menus etc.
  • A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
  • If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home!
  • Haribo Gummy Bears were invented in Germany, or look for Brothers Grimm books. Christmas ornaments are also popular, especially if you're visiting the festive markets.