School Holidays Germany

Below are all the German school holidays 2016 en 2017. 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 2016

The German school holiday dates 2016 are shown below. Use the tabs to navigate through the various holiday periods.


Winter Holiday

 

German school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Winter holiday 2016
Bavaria Winter holiday 2016 08-02-2016 12-02-2016 6
REMARK: In Bavaria known as "spring break".
Berlin Winter holiday 2016 01-02-2016 06-02-2016 5
Brandenburg Winter holiday 2016 01-02-2016 06-02-2016 5
Bremen Winter holiday 2016 28-01-2016 29-01-2016 4
Hamburg Winter holiday 2016 29-01-2016 29-01-2016 -
Hessen Winter holiday 2016 -
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Winter holiday 2016 01-02-2016 13-02-2016 5-6
Lower Saxony Winter holiday 2016 28-01-2016 29-01-2016 4
North Rhine Westfalia Winter holiday 2016 -
Rhineland-Palatinate Winter holiday 2016 -
Saarland Winter holiday 2016 08-02-2016 13-02-2016 6
Saxony Winter holiday 2016 08-02-2016 20-02-2016 6-7
Saxony-Anhalt Winter holiday 2016 01-02-2016 10-02-2016 5-6
Schleswig Holstein Winter holiday 2016 -
Thuringia Winter holiday 2016 01-02-2016 06-02-2016 5

Spring Break

German school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Spring break 2016 24-03-2016 02-04-2016 13
Bavaria Easter holidays 2016 21-03-2016 01-04-2016 12-13
Berlin Easter holidays 2016 21-03-2016 02-04-2016 12-13
Brandenburg Easter holidays 2016 23-03-2016 02-04-2016 12-13
Bremen Easter holidays 2016 18-03-2016 02-04-2016 12-13
Hamburg Easter holidays 2016 07-03-2016 18-03-2016 10-11
Hessen Easter holidays 2016 28-03-2016 09-04-2016 13-14
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Easter holidays 2016 14-05-2016 17-05-2016 -
REMARK: Only a long weekend.
Lower Saxony Easter holidays 2016 18-03-2016 02-04-2016 12-13
North Rhine Westfalia Easter holidays 2016 21-03-2016 02-04-2016 12-13
Rhineland-Palatinate Easter holidays 2016 18-03-2016 01-04-2016 12-13
Saarland Easter holidays 2016 28-03-2016 09-04-2016 13-14
Saxony Easter holidays 2016 25-03-2016 02-04-2016 13
Saxony-Anhalt Easter holidays 2016 24-03-2016 28-03-2016 -
Thuringia Easter holidays 2016 24-03-2016 02-04-2016 13

Whitsun

 

German school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 17-05-2016 28-05-2016 20-21
Bavaria Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 17-05-2016 28-05-2016 20-21
Berlin Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 17-05-2016 18-05-2016 20
REMARK: + May 6 2016
Brandenburg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 06-05-2016 17-05-2016 19
REMARK: Ascension
Bremen Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 06-05-2016 06-05-2016 -
REMARK: Ascension, also closed 17-5 due to Whit Sunday
Hamburg Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 20-05-2016 20
REMARK: + 5 and 6 May 2016 because of Ascension
Hessen Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 16-05-2016 -
Lower Saxony Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 17-05-2016 -
REMARK: + 6 May 2016 because of Ascension
North Rhine Westfalia Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 17-05-2016 -
Rhineland-Palatinate Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 17-05-2016 -
Saarland Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 17-05-2016 -
Saxony Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 16-05-2016 17-05-2016 -
REMARK: + 5 and 6 May because of Ascension
Saxony-Anhalt Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 06-05-2016 16-05-2016 19
Schleswig Holstein Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 05-05-2016 06-05-2016 -
Thuringia Ascension/Whit Sunday 2016 05-05-2016 06-05-2016 -
REMARK: Ascension

 

Summer Holiday

 

German school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Summer holiday 2016 28-07-2016 10-09-2016 31-36
Bavaria Summer holiday 2016 30-07-2016 12-09-2016 31-36
Berlin Summer holiday 2016 21-07-2016 02-09-2016 30-35
Brandenburg Summer holiday 2016 21-07-2016 03-09-2016 30-35
Bremen Summer holiday 2016 23-06-2016 03-08-2016 26-31
Hamburg Summer holiday 2016 21-07-2016 31-08-2016 30-35
Hessen Summer holiday 2016 18-07-2016 26-08-2016 29-34
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Summer holiday 2016 25-07-2016 03-09-2016 30-35
Lower Saxony Summer holiday 2016 23-06-2016 03-08-2016 26-31
North Rhine Westfalia Summer holiday 2016 11-07-2016 23-08-2016 28-33
Rhineland-Palatinate Summer holiday 2016 18-07-2016 26-08-2016 29-34
Saarland Summer holiday 2016 18-07-2016 27-08-2016 29-34
Saxony Summer holiday 2016 27-06-2016 05-08-2016 26-31
Saxony-Anhalt Summer holiday 2016 27-06-2016 10-08-2016 26-31
Schleswig Holstein Summer holiday 2016 25-07-2016 03-09-2016 30-35
Thuringia Summer holiday 2016 27-06-2016 10-08-2016 26-31

Autumn Holiday

 

German school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Autumn break 2016 02-11-2016 04-11-2016 40
Bavaria Autumn break 2016 31-10-2016 04-11-2016 44
Berlin Autumn break 2016 17-10-2016 28-10-2016 42-43
Brandenburg Autumn break 2016 17-10-2016 28-10-2016 42-43
Bremen Autumn break 2016 04-10-2016 15-10-2016 40-41
Hamburg Autumn break 2016 17-10-2016 28-10-2016 42-43
Hessen Autumn break 2016 17-10-2016 29-10-2016 42-43
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Autumn break 2016 24-10-2016 28-10-2016 43
Lower Saxony Autumn break 2016 04-10-2016 15-10-2016 40-41
North Rhine Westfalia Autumn break 2016 10-10-2016 21-10-2016 41-42
Rhineland-Palatinate Autumn break 2016 10-10-2016 21-10-2016 41-42
Saarland Autumn break 2016 10-10-2016 22-10-2016 41-42
Saxony Autumn break 2016 03-10-2016 15-10-2016 40-41
Saxony-Anhalt Autumn break 2016 04-10-2016 15-10-2016 40-41
Schleswig Holstein Autumn break 2016 17-10-2016 29-10-2016 42,43
Thuringia Autumn break 2016 10-10-2016 22-10-2016 41-42

Christmas

 

German school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
State GermanySchool HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Baden-Württemberg Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 07-01-2017 52-1
Bavaria Christmas holiday 2016 24-12-2016 05-01-2017 52-1
Berlin Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 03-01-2017 52
Brandenburg Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 03-01-2017 52
Bremen Christmas holiday 2016 21-12-2016 06-01-2017 52-1
Hamburg Christmas holiday 2016 27-12-2016 06-01-2017 52-1
Hessen Christmas holiday 2016 22-12-2016 07-01-2017 52-1
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Christmas holiday 2016 22-12-2016 02-01-2017 52
Lower Saxony Christmas holiday 2016 21-12-2016 06-01-2017 51-52
North Rhine Westfalia Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 06-01-2017 52-1
Rhineland-Palatinate Christmas holiday 2016 22-12-2016 06-01-2017 52-1
Saarland Christmas holiday 2016 19-12-2016 31-12-2016 51-52
Saxony Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 02-01-2017 52
Saxony-Anhalt Christmas holiday 2016 19-12-2016 02-01-2017 51-52
Schleswig Holstein Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 06-01-2017 52-1
Thuringia Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 01-01-2017 52

 


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

 

School Holidays Germany 2017

The German school holiday dates 2017 will be shown below shortly. Please get back to us for these dates.


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

 

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. 
School Holidays in states Germany

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