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I'm going to Germany in December 2011, what kind of special clothing will I need to purchase as I currently live in Texas USA?

I'm going to Germany in December 2011, what kind of special clothing will I need to purchase as I currently live in Texas USA?

Jan 22nd, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
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Okay, I too live in a mild climate in New Zealand, and have just spent three weeks in Germany over this Christmas. It was pretty cold, most day time temperatures between 0 deg cel to -6. I mostly wore my tramping/snow boots, with at least two pairs of socks (mine were both wool and thermal ones) - could have worn more, but couldn't squeeze into my boots with anymore layers. I also wore on most days TWO pairs of long johns under my jeans - and yes I did need them. The coldest parts of my body were always my thighs and my toes.
You will need hat, gloves and scarves. and also a good coat. I wore a down filled coat, but it was only to bum length - would have been much better for me to have a knee length and I noticed most people did have knee length coats. It hardly ever rained but I took an umbrella and this was handy for when it snowed, which was reasonably often. This winter is the coldest Germany has had for some years, maybe the next one will be different.
I really enjoyed the gluhwein - really warms one up
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Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:15 PM
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>This winter is the coldest Germany
I beg to differ. I was cold, when you were here, but winter season is longer than 3 weeks. Dec was cold, Jan so far wasn't. Next week will be cold. Should you ever live in Germany, you'll realize there's no way you can ever tell in advance how the weather will be 2 weeks from now..
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