Translated from German version of the article.
As your next trip draws near, the Internet begins to burst at the seams with your packing lists. Stick to these lists too closely, and you’ll come to regret it – at the very latest when you heave your heavy backpack onto your shoulders for the first time, or when you’re asked to pay more at airport check-in for your overweight bag. Today we’ll tell you which items you can cross off your packing list and leave at home with a clear conscience.
Big, heavy towels
Even ignoring the fact that most accommodations come equipped with towels, these things take up an unbelievable amount of room in your backpack or suitcase, and aren’t exactly light. And: They take hours to dry. Therefore, dear travelers, get yourself a good travel towel. That way you’re equipped for emergencies and you’ll have more space in your luggage and less weight to carry around.
Clean clothes take for your entire trip
It’s almost always enough to take along clothes for about a week. You can almost always wash your clothes on the go without a problem. It’s much more important to take along clothes that can be combined sensibly with one another.
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