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School Vacations in Germany

Updated - January 2018

German schools' vacation dates are determined at the state level. The individual German states are responsible for their education systems.

The vacation days will usually differ from state to state. There may be some overlap. Different beginning and ending days ensure that the German highways, rail system and airports are not overwhelmed with vacationing families at the same time.

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2018 School Vacations by State

Baden-Württemberg

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May - 2 June
Sommer
26 July - 08 September
Herbst
29 October - 2 November
Weihnachten
24 December - 5 January

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Bayern (Bavaria)

Winter
12 - 16 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 7 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May - 2 June
Sommer
30 July - 10 September
Herbst
29 October - 2 November
21 November
Weihnachten
22 December - 5 January

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Berlin

Winter
5 - 10 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
30 April, 11 May, 22 May
Sommer
5 July - 17 August
Herbst
22 October - 2 November
Weihnachten
22 December - 5 January

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Brandenburg

Winter
5 - 10 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
30 April, 11 May
Sommer
5 July - 17 August
Herbst
22 October - 2 November
Weihnachten
21 December - 5 January

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Bremen

Winter
1 & 2 February
Ostern/Früjahr
19 March - 3 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
30 April, 11 & 22 May
Sommer
28 June - 8 August
Herbst
1 - 10 October
Weihnachten
24 December - 4 January

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Hamburg

Winter
2 February
Ostern/Früjahr
5 - 16 March
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
30 April, 7 - 11 May
Sommer
5 July - 15 August
Herbst
1 - 12 October
Weihnachten
20 December - 4 January

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Hessen (Hesse)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 7 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
25 June - 3 August
Herbst
1 - 13 October
Weihnachten
24 December - 12 January

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania)

Winter
5 - 16 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 May, 18 - 22 May
Sommer
9 July - 18 August
Herbst
8 - 13 October
1 - 2 November
Weihnachten
24 December - 05 January

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Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Winter
1 - 2 February
Ostern/Früjahr
19 March - 9 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
30 April, 11 & 22 June
Sommer
28 June - 8 August
Herbst
1 - 12 October
Weihnachten
24 December - 4 January

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Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 7 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 - 25 May
Sommer
16 July - 28 August
Herbst
15 - 27 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 4 January

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Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
25 June - 3 August
Herbst
1 - 12 October
Weihnachten
20 December - 4 January

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Saarland

Winter
12 - 17 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
25 June - 3 August
Herbst
1 - 12 October
Weihnachten
20 December - 4 January

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Sachsen (Saxony)

Winter
12 - 23 February
Ostern/Früjahr
29 March - 6 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 May, 19 - 22 May
Sommer
2 July - 10 August
Herbst
8 - 20 October
Weihnachten
22 December - 4 January

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Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

Winter
4 - 9 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 - 31 March
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
30 April, 11 - 19 May
Sommer
28 June - 8 August
Herbst
1 - 12 October
Weihnachten
19 December - 4 January

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Schleswig-Holstein

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
29 March - 13 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 May
Sommer
9 July - 18 August
Herbst
1 - 19 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 4 January

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Thüringen

Winter
5 - 9 February
Ostern/Früjahr
26 March - 7 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 May
Sommer
2 July - 11 August
Herbst
1 - 13 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 4 January

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