Weather in Germany in August?

Jun 4th, 2003, 10:30 AM
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Weather in Germany in August?

We are planning to spend time in Oberwesel on the Rhine, Rothenburg, and Garmisch in August. I noticed that hotels in these areas do not have a/c. Will this be uncomfortable?

We are spending a night in the castle Schoenburg. I just read a recent post on the noise from the trains below. As windows must be left open this time of year, has anyone else had a problem with this? Should we request a room without a Rhine view?

Many thanks!
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Jun 4th, 2003, 12:57 PM
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Highs at that time of the year will ON AVERAGE be in the mid 70s. But averages can be deceiving. Last June it hit 100 on the day we drove from Rothenburg to Beilstein on the Mosel. We spent most of that night drinking chilled wine on the patio with the hotel owners watching the river glisten in the moonlight. There were 3 or 4 nights on that trip when A/C would have been very very nice. Otherwise, it wasn't necessary. Thank goodness for the invention of the Radler--everyone was drinking them, the first time I ever heard of such a thing.
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Jun 4th, 2003, 03:55 PM
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Rufus--thanks for your reply. What's a Radler?
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Jun 4th, 2003, 04:08 PM
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Beer and lemonade! Actually quite enjoyable on a warm evening. Like a British "shandy".
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Jun 5th, 2003, 12:28 PM
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Thanks! Sounds good for warm nights. Will have to try one. Any other information on what kind of weather to expect in August in these parts of Germany?
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Jun 5th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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I live in Cologne. My daughter's birthday is in late August, and we have celebrated it some years wearing polar fleece and watching the skies for rain, other years (well, just once,) with temps in the 90s. The chances that you will need A/C in are slim, which is why even the best hotels don't always have it. The chance is greater that you will need to have an umbrella or rain jacket! The answer for clothing, in Germany, is always: Layers. It wouldn't hurt to have A/C in case you hit on a freak hot week, but don't think that just because it is August it will be hot.
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Jun 5th, 2003, 02:30 PM
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Went to Germany some years ago to the same areas you are traveling and at the last minute threw in a heavy wool fisherman knit sweater but from Peru with raw wool. and socks [which i hardly ever wear]. The raw wool was full of lanolin and during the 14 day trip it rained almost every day but the lanolin kept the sweater and me warm and dry, did a good mother deed and gave the socks to my teenage daughter who only scorned them for 1 day. Have returned to a couple of times since then and I always need a warm something. German weather is the most unpredictable thing about the country! I do think cooler weather is better traveling weather so I wish you cool days and no rain.
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Jun 5th, 2003, 04:11 PM
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I know what you mean. I was in Germany a couple years ago the first week and a half of sept and it rained every day. I have never had that happen on a trip before...and hope to never again.
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Jun 5th, 2003, 04:28 PM
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Wow, It does not seem like we are all talking about the same place. I have lived in the Heidelberg area for 10 years now and August is HOT and Dry. temps reaching the low 90's for 2 - 3 weeks consecutively. I try not to complain about the heat since it really is the only month of summer. In the past 10 years there were 2 days where the temp was cool (mid 60's). So I would dress in layers and when getting a hotel room with no air, make sure it is one of the lower level rooms since heat really does rise.
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Jun 5th, 2003, 06:25 PM
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we were in Germany last august - munich and bertesgarten. comfortable, cool - foggy in the mountains. not uncomfortable at all. low to mid '70s most days.
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I'm sorry, but having air conditioning as an option is helpful, particularly when it is HUMID in August and regardless of the temps outside, in Germany it is HUMID in August just about everywhere.
Jun 6th, 2003, 07:36 AM
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Thank you to all for your replies. I guess I'll just hope for cool temps and take an umbrella!
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