My husband and I will be in Strasbourg and Cologne for 8 nights in early December specifically to go to the Christmas markets. I’m looking for tips on packing for this trip. We live in the mountains so we’re used to cold weather, but when we’re out in it for extended periods we’re usually in snow gear. This trip we’ll be spending hours at a time in the markets, so I want to bring the right clothing.
I’m thinking layers: thermal pants, t shirt, long sleeve or sweater, longer waterproof puffy jacket, hat, scarf, gloves, warm socks, waterproof boots.
If you’ve done one of these trips, can you share any packing tips? What worked, didn’t work, etc? I’m considering fleece lined pants, but that might be overkill. I can handle the cold better than my husband.
We’re traveling by train and plan to bring 2 carry on size bags, plus a collapsible duffle as we like to shop! We will have access to laundry for the first 5 nights. On the way home we’ll pack our clothes in the collapsible duffle and check it, and we’ll carry our souvenirs onto the plane.