The climate in Dresden is Central European: it can be very cold in winter, and at times very hot however it is a much dryer heat than in Boston Summers. You can count on precipitation at any time of the year.
That’s why you will need a versatile wardrobe of casual clothes (jeans, shirts, one or two sweaters or sweatshirts). Bring warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarves, etc.). A lined raincoat is a good option. Since you may be attending the opera, symphony, or theater at least once, bring some dressier clothing as well. You will also need a good sturdy pair of shoes for hiking in the Saxonian Switzerland and for other excursions. to the rugged and beautiful “Saxon Switzerland” area south of Dresden.
On the Job (Internship Students only)
Since you will not know where you are working until after you arrive, it is difficult to say exactly what you will need for the workplace. All students should expect to dress conservatively for their internship interview and will find they occasionally need to dress up. Men should bring slacks, blazers or sport coats, and several ties. For women, skirts or dresses are most appropriate, although some internship offices will allow dressy trousers. Business, marketing, and legal interns of both sexes should expect to dress for a business setting and should bring at least one dark suit. Arts internships tend to be more casual, and students may be able to wear jeans some or most of the time.