School Holidays Germany

Below are all the German school holidays 2017 and 2018. Germany has different regions, depending on the German states (Bundesländer), for the school holidays. The differences between the various regions can be quite large. In the following tables the different school holiday dates are visualised.

School Holidays Germany 2017

The German school holiday dates 2017 are shown below. 


Winter Holiday

 

German school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Winter holiday 2017
Bavaria Winter holiday 2017 27-02-2017 03-03-2017 9
REMARK: In Bavaria known as "spring break".
Berlin Winter holiday 2017 30-01-2017 04-02-2017 5
Brandenburg Winter holiday 2017 30-01-2017 04-02-2017 5
Bremen Winter holiday 2017 30-01-2017 31-01-2017 4
Hamburg Winter holiday 2017 30-01-2017 30-01-2017 -
Hessen Winter holiday 2017 -
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Winter holiday 2017 06-02-2017 18-02-2017 6-7
Lower Saxony Winter holiday 2017 30-01-2017 31-01-2017 -
North Rhine Westfalia Winter holiday 2017 -
Rhineland-Palatinate Winter holiday 2017 -
Saxony Winter holiday 2017 27-02-2017 04-03-2017 9
Saxony-Anhalt Winter holiday 2017 04-02-2017 11-02-2017 6
Schleswig Holstein Winter holiday 2017 -
Thuringia Winter holiday 2017 06-02-2017 11-02-2017 6

Spring Break

German school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Bavaria Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 22-04-2017 15-16
Berlin Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 18-04-2017 15-16
REMARK: Week 16 up to and including Tuesday.
Brandenburg Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 22-04-2017 15-16
Bremen Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 22-04-2017 15-16
Hamburg Easter holidays 2017 06-03-2017 17-03-2017 10-11
Hessen Easter holidays 2017 03-04-2017 17-04-2017 14-15
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 19-04-2017 15-16
Lower Saxony Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 22-04-2017 15-16
North Rhine Westfalia Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 22-04-2017 15-16
Rhineland-Palatinate Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 22-04-2017 15-16
Saxony Easter holidays 2017 13-04-2017 22-04-2017 16
Saxony-Anhalt Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 13-04-2017 15
Schleswig Holstein Easter holidays 2017 07-04-2017 21-04-2017 15-16
Thuringia Easter holidays 2017 10-04-2017 21-04-2017 15-16

Whitsun

 

German school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 06-06-2017 16-06-2017 23-24
Bavaria Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 06-06-2017 16-06-2017 23-24
Berlin Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 05-06-2017 09-06-2017 23
REMARK: + May 24 - 26 2017
Brandenburg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 26-05-2017 26-05-2017 -
REMARK: Ascension
Bremen Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 26-05-2017 26-05-2017 -
REMARK: Ascension, also closed 6-6 due to Whit Sunday
Hamburg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 22-05-2017 26-05-2017 21
Hessen Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 05-06-2017 05-06-2017 -
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 02-06-2017 06-06-2017 -
REMARK: Only an extended weekend.
Lower Saxony Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 06-06-2017 06-06-2017 -
REMARK: + 26 May 2016 because of Ascension
North Rhine Westfalia Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 06-06-2017 06-06-2017 -
Rhineland-Palatinate Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 06-06-2017 06-06-2017 -
Saxony Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 -
Saxony-Anhalt Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 -
Schleswig Holstein Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 05-06-2017 05-06-2017 -
Thuringia Ascension/Whit Sunday 2017 26-05-2017 26-05-2017 -
REMARK: After Ascension

 

Summer Holiday

 

German school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Summer holiday 2017 27-07-2017 09-09-2017 31-36
Bavaria Summer holiday 2017 29-07-2017 11-09-2017 31-36
Berlin Summer holiday 2017 20-07-2017 01-09-2017 30-35
Brandenburg Summer holiday 2017 20-07-2017 01-09-2017 30-35
Bremen Summer holiday 2017 22-06-2017 02-08-2017 26-31
Hamburg Summer holiday 2017 20-07-2017 30-08-2017 30-35
Hessen Summer holiday 2017 03-07-2017 11-08-2017 27-32
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Summer holiday 2017 24-07-2017 02-09-2017 30-35
Lower Saxony Summer holiday 2017 22-06-2017 02-08-2017 26-31
North Rhine Westfalia Summer holiday 2017 17-07-2017 29-08-2017 29-34
Rhineland-Palatinate Summer holiday 2017 03-07-2017 11-08-2017 27-32
Saxony Summer holiday 2017 26-06-2017 04-08-2017 26-31
Saxony-Anhalt Summer holiday 2017 26-06-2017 09-08-2017 26-31
Schleswig Holstein Summer holiday 2017 24-07-2017 02-09-2017 30-35
Thuringia Summer holiday 2017 26-06-2017 09-08-2017 26-31

Autumn Holiday

 

German school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Autumn break 2017 30-10-2017 03-11-2017 44
Bavaria Autumn break 2017 30-10-2017 03-11-2017 44
Berlin Autumn break 2017 23-10-2017 04-11-2017 43-44
Brandenburg Autumn break 2017 23-10-2017 04-11-2017 43-44
Bremen Autumn break 2017 02-10-2017 14-10-2017 40-41
Hamburg Autumn break 2017 16-10-2017 27-10-2017 42-43
Hessen Autumn break 2017 09-10-2017 21-10-2017 41-42
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Autumn break 2017 23-10-2017 30-10-2017 43
Lower Saxony Autumn break 2017 02-10-2017 13-10-2017 40-41
North Rhine Westfalia Autumn break 2017 23-10-2017 04-11-2017 43-44
Rhineland-Palatinate Autumn break 2017 02-10-2017 13-10-2017 40-41
Saxony Autumn break 2017 02-10-2017 14-10-2017 40-41
Saxony-Anhalt Autumn break 2017 02-10-2017 13-10-2017 40-41
Schleswig Holstein Autumn break 2017 16-10-2017 27-10-2017 42,43
Thuringia Autumn break 2017 02-10-2017 14-10-2017 40-41

Christmas

 

German school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 05-01-2018 52-1
Bavaria Christmas holiday 2017 23-12-2017 05-01-2018 52-1
Berlin Christmas holiday 2017 21-12-2017 02-01-2018 52
Brandenburg Christmas holiday 2017 21-12-2017 02-01-2018 52
Bremen Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 06-01-2018 52-1
Hamburg Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 05-01-2018 52-1
Hessen Christmas holiday 2017 24-12-2017 13-01-2018 52-2
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Christmas holiday 2017 21-12-2017 03-01-2018 52
Lower Saxony Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 05-01-2018 51-52
North Rhine Westfalia Christmas holiday 2017 24-12-2017 06-01-2018 52-1
Rhineland-Palatinate Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 09-01-2018 52-1
Saxony Christmas holiday 2017 23-12-2017 02-01-2018 52
Saxony-Anhalt Christmas holiday 2017 21-12-2017 03-01-2018 52
Schleswig Holstein Christmas holiday 2017 21-12-2017 06-01-2018 52-1
Thuringia Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 05-01-2018 52-1

 


Interested in the UK school holidays? Check out the page School Holidays UK.

 

School Holidays Germany 2018

The German school holiday dates 2018 are shown below. 


Winter Holiday

 

German school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Winter holiday 2018
Bavaria Winter holiday 2018 12-02-2018 16-02-2018 7
REMARK: In Bavaria known as "spring break".
Berlin Winter holiday 2018 05-02-2018 10-02-2018 6
Brandenburg Winter holiday 2018 05-02-2018 10-02-2018 6
Bremen Winter holiday 2018 01-02-2018 02-02-2018 5
Hamburg Winter holiday 2018 02-02-2018 02-02-2018 -
Hessen Winter holiday 2018 -
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Winter holiday 2018 05-02-2018 16-02-2018 6-7
Lower Saxony Winter holiday 2018 01-02-2018 02-02-2018 -
Rhineland-Palatinate Winter holiday 2018 -
Saarland Winter holiday 2018 12-02-2018 17-02-2018 6
Saxony Winter holiday 2018 12-02-2018 23-02-2018 7-8
Saxony-Anhalt Winter holiday 2018 05-02-2018 09-02-2018 6
Schleswig Holstein Winter holiday 2018 -
Thuringia Winter holiday 2018 05-02-2018 09-02-2018 6

Spring Break

German school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Bavaria Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 07-04-2018 13-14
Berlin Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 06-04-2018 13-14
Brandenburg Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 06-04-2018 13-14
Bremen Easter holidays 2018 19-03-2018 03-04-2018 12-13
Hamburg Easter holidays 2018 05-03-2018 16-03-2018 10-11
Hessen Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 07-04-2018 13-14
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 04-04-2018 13-14
Lower Saxony Easter holidays 2018 19-03-2018 03-04-2018 12-13
North Rhine Westfalia Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 07-04-2018 13-14
Rhineland-Palatinate Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 06-04-2018 13-14
Saarland Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 06-04-2018 13-14
Saxony Easter holidays 2018 29-03-2018 06-04-2018 14
Saxony-Anhalt Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 31-03-2018 13
Schleswig Holstein Easter holidays 2018 29-03-2018 13-04-2018 14-15
Thuringia Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 07-04-2018 13-14

Whitsun

 

German school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 02-06-2018 21-22
Bavaria Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 02-06-2018 21-22
Berlin Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 30-04-2018 30-04-2018 18
REMARK: + May 11 and 22 2018
Brandenburg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 10-05-2018 11-05-2018 -
REMARK: Ascension
Bremen Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 10-05-2018 11-05-2018 -
REMARK: Ascension, also closed 22 May due to Whit Sunday
Hamburg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 07-05-2018 11-05-2018 19
Hessen Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 21-05-2018 -
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 22-05-2018 -
REMARK: Only an extended weekend. Ascension 10 and 11 May 2018.
Lower Saxony Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 22-05-2018 -
REMARK: + 10 and 11 May 2016 because of Ascension
North Rhine Westfalia Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 25-05-2018 21
Rhineland-Palatinate Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 21-05-2018 -
Saarland Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 21-05-2018 -
Saxony Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 21-05-2018 22-05-2018 -
REMARK: Plus due to Ascension: 10 and 11 May 2018
Saxony-Anhalt Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 11-05-2018 19-05-2018 20
Schleswig Holstein Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 10-05-2018 11-05-2018 -
Thuringia Ascension/Whit Sunday 2018 10-05-2018 11-05-2018 -
REMARK: Including Ascension

 

Summer Holiday

 

German school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Summer holiday 2018 26-07-2018 08-09-2018 31-36
Bavaria Summer holiday 2018 30-07-2018 10-09-2018 31-36
Berlin Summer holiday 2018 05-07-2018 17-08-2018 28-33
Brandenburg Summer holiday 2018 05-07-2018 18-08-2018 28-33
Bremen Summer holiday 2018 28-06-2018 08-08-2018 27-32
Hamburg Summer holiday 2018 05-07-2018 15-08-2018 28-33
Hessen Summer holiday 2018 25-06-2018 03-08-2018 26-31
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Summer holiday 2018 09-07-2018 18-08-2018 28-33
Lower Saxony Summer holiday 2018 28-06-2018 08-08-2018 27-32
North Rhine Westfalia Summer holiday 2018 16-07-2018 28-08-2018 29-34
Rhineland-Palatinate Summer holiday 2018 25-06-2018 03-08-2018 26-31
Saarland Summer holiday 2018 25-06-2018 03-08-2018 26-31
Saxony Summer holiday 2018 02-07-2018 10-08-2018 27-32
Saxony-Anhalt Summer holiday 2018 28-06-2018 08-08-2018 26-31
Schleswig Holstein Summer holiday 2018 09-07-2018 18-08-2018 28-33
Thuringia Summer holiday 2018 02-07-2018 11-08-2018 27-32

Autumn Holiday

 

German school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Autumn break 2018 29-10-2018 02-11-2018 44
Bavaria Autumn break 2018 29-10-2018 02-11-2018 44
Berlin Autumn break 2018 22-10-2018 02-11-2018 43-44
Brandenburg Autumn break 2018 22-10-2018 02-11-2018 43-44
Bremen Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 13-10-2018 40-41
Hamburg Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 12-10-2018 40-41
Hessen Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 13-10-2018 40-41
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Autumn break 2018 08-10-2018 13-10-2018 41
Lower Saxony Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 12-10-2018 40-41
North Rhine Westfalia Autumn break 2018 15-10-2018 27-10-2018 42-43
Rhineland-Palatinate Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 12-10-2018 40-41
Saarland Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 12-10-2018 40-41
Saxony Autumn break 2018 08-10-2018 20-10-2018 41-42
Saxony-Anhalt Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 12-10-2018 40-41
Schleswig Holstein Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 19-10-2018 40-42
Thuringia Autumn break 2018 01-10-2018 13-10-2018 40-41

Christmas

 

German school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 05-01-2019 52-1
Bavaria Christmas holiday 2018 22-12-2018 05-01-2019 52-1
Berlin Christmas holiday 2018 22-12-2018 05-01-2019 52-1
Brandenburg Christmas holiday 2018 21-12-2018 05-01-2019 52-1
Bremen Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Hamburg Christmas holiday 2018 20-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Hessen Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 12-01-2019 52-2
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 05-01-2019 52-1
Lower Saxony Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
North Rhine Westfalia Christmas holiday 2018 21-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Rhineland-Palatinate Christmas holiday 2018 20-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Saarland Christmas holiday 2018 22-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Saxony Christmas holiday 2018 22-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Saxony-Anhalt Christmas holiday 2018 19-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Schleswig Holstein Christmas holiday 2018 21-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1
Thuringia Christmas holiday 2018 21-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1

 

About Germany

Germany is positioned in the centre of Europe and covers an area of nearly 360.000m2. Germany has almost 82 million inhabitants. East of Germany are Poland and the Czech Republic, south are Austria and Switzerland. In the west France, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Finally Denemark is positioned north of Germany. Main capitol is Berlin.

On the image below the states of Germany. 
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