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5 months in Europe - 24" or 28" suitcase?

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Hi! I'm a student headed to Germany for an overseas semester lasting 5 months. I've never traveled for this long and would like some advice on luggage size.

The longest I've been away was 2 months in a fellow Asian country and it was for work. So that was 1) familiar warm climate, and 2) fairly restricted formalwear wardrobe I packed.

Right now I have a filled 60L backpack (8kg), and a fully packed and expanded 24" suitcase (19kg). I'm not completely confident about my choice of luggage size... seeing how it's already full, I fear being unable to pack in new purchases (clothes/food) when I return.

Would a 28" suitcase be more advisable? I won't be packing more stuff than I have now, but would like to have more space. But I'm also worried about handling the bigger-sized suitcase in train stations or to my accommodation while I'm there. I'm not sure if there are other concerns with a 28" suitcase as well? Btw I definitely will NOT lug this suitcase when I take short trips around Europe during the semester.

Thanks!

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