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School Vacations in Germany

Updated - July 2021

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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2021 School Vacations by State*

Baden-Württemberg

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 1 + Apr 6 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 25 - Jun 5
Summer
Jul 29 - Sep 11
Autumn
Oct 31 + Nov 2 - Nov 6
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Bayern (Bavaria)

Winter
Feb 15 - Feb 19
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 25 - Jun 4
Summer
Jul 30 - Sep 13
Autumn
Nov 2 - Nov 5 + Nov 17
Christmas
Dec 24, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Berlin

Winter
Feb 1 - Feb 6
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 14
Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 6
Autumn
Oct 11 - Oct 23
Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 31

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Brandenburg

Winter
Feb 1 - Feb 6
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 9
Pentecost
-
Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 7
Autumn
Oct 11 - Oct 23
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 31

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Bremen

Winter
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Easter
Mar 27 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 14 + May 25
Summer
Jul 22 - Sep 1
Autumn
Oct 18 - Oct 30
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Hamburg

Winter
Jan 29
Easter
Mar 1 - Mar 12
Pentecost
May 10 - May 14
Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 4
Autumn
Oct 4 - Oct 15
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 4, 2022

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Hessen (Hesse)

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 6 - Apr 16
Pentecost
-
Summer
Jul 19 - Aug 27
Autumn
Oct 11 - Oct 23
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania)

Winter
Feb 6 - Feb 19
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 7
Pentecost
May 14 + May 21 - May 25
Summer
Jun 21 - Jul 31
Autumn
Oct 2 - Oct 9 + Nov 1 - Nov 2
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 31

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Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Winter
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 9
Pentecost
May 14 + May 25
Summer
Jul 22 - Sep 1
Autumn
Oct 18 - Oct 29
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 7, 2022

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Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Winter
-
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 25
Summer
Jul 5 - Aug 17
Autumn
Oct 11 - Oct 23
Christmas
Dec 24, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Winter
-
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 6
Pentecost
May 25 - Jun 2
Summer
Jul 19 - Aug 27
Autumn
Oct 11 - Oct 22
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 31

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Saarland

Winter
Feb 15 - Feb 19
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 7
Pentecost
May 25 - May 28
Summer
Jul 19 - Aug 27
Autumn
Oct 18 - Oct 29
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022

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Sachsen (Saxony)

Winter
Jan 31 - Feb 6 + Feb 8 - Feb 20
Easter
Mar 27 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 14
Summer
Jul 26 - Sep 3
Autumn
Oct 18 - Oct 30
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

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Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

Winter
Feb 8 - Feb 13
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 3
Pentecost
May 10 - May 22
Summer
Jul 22 - Sep 1
Autumn
Oct 25 - Oct 30
Christmas
Dec 22, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Schleswig-Holstein

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 1 - Apr 16
Pentecost
May 14 - May 15
Summer
Jun 21 - Jul 31
Autumn
Oct 4 - Oct 16
Christmas
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022

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Thüringen

Winter
Jan 25 - Jan 30 + Feb 8 - Feb 13
Easter
Mar 29 - Apr 10
Pentecost
May 14
Summer
Jul 26 - Sep 4
Autumn
Oct 25 - Nov 6
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 31

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* Source - https://www.holidays-info.com/germany/school-holidays/2021/
There may be slight variances with some dates from city to city or within a particular State. Check the website above for explanations (in German).



2022 School Vacations by State*

Baden-Württemberg

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 14 + Apr 19 - Apr 23
Pentecost
Jun 7 - Jun 18
Summer
Jul 28 - Sep 10
Autumn
Oct 31 + Nov 2 - Nov 4
Christmas
Dec 21, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023

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Bayern (Bavaria)

Winter
Feb 28 - Mar 4
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 23
Pentecost
Jun 7 - Jun 18
Summer
Aug 1 - Sep 12
Autumn
Oct 31 - Nov 4 + Nov 16
Christmas
Dec 24, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023

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Berlin

Winter
Jan 29 - Feb 5
Easter
Mar 7 + Apr 11 - Apr 23
Pentecost
May 27 + Jun 7
Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 19
Autumn
Oct 24 - Nov 5
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

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Brandenburg

Winter
Jan 31 - Feb 5
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 23
Pentecost
-
Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 20
Autumn
Oct 24 - Nov 5
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023

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Bremen

Winter
Jan 31 - Feb 1
Easter
Apr 4 - Apr 19
Pentecost
May 27 + Jun 7
Summer
Jul 14 - Aug 24
Autumn
Oct 17 - Oct 29
Christmas
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023

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Hamburg

Winter
Jan 28
Easter
Mar 7 - Mar 18
Pentecost
May 23 - May 27
Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 17
Autumn
Oct 10 - Oct 21
Christmas
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023

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Hessen (Hesse)

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 23
Pentecost
-
Summer
Jul 25 - Sep 2
Autumn
Oct 24 - Oct 29
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania)

Winter
Feb 5 - Feb 18
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 20
Pentecost
May 27 + Jun 3 - Jun 7
Summer
Jul 4 - Aug 13
Autumn
Oct 10 - Oct 14 + Nov 1 - Nov 2
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

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Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Winter
Jan 31 - Feb 1
Easter
Apr 4 - Apr 19
Pentecost
May 27 + Jun 7
Summer
Jul 14 - Aug 24
Autumn
Oct 17 - Oct 28
Christmas
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023

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Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 23
Pentecost
-
Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 9
Autumn
Oct 4 - Oct 15
Christmas
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023

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Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Winter
Feb 21 - Feb 25
Easter
Apr 13 - Apr 22
Pentecost
-
Summer
Jul 25 - Sep 2
Autumn
Oct 17 - Oct 31
Christmas
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

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Saarland

Winter
Feb 21 - Mar 1
Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 22
Pentecost
Jun 7 - Jun 10
Summer
Jul 25 - Sep 2
Autumn
Oct 24 - Nov 4
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 4, 2023

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Sachsen (Saxony)

Winter
Feb 12 - Feb 26
Easter
Apr 15 - Apr 23
Pentecost
May 27
Summer
Jul 18 - Aug 26
Autumn
Oct 17 - Oct 29
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

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Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

Winter
Feb 12 - Feb 19
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 16
Pentecost
May 23 - May 28
Summer
Jul 14 - Aug 24
Autumn
Oct 24 - Nov 4
Christmas
Dec 21, 2022 - Jan 5, 2023

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Schleswig-Holstein

Winter
-
Easter
Apr 4 - Apr 16
Pentecost
May 27 - May 28
Summer
Jul 4 - Aug 13
Autumn
Oct 10 - Oct 21
Christmas
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023

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Thüringen

Winter
Feb 12 - Feb 19
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 23
Pentecost
May 27
Summer
Jul 18 - Aug 27
Autumn
Oct 17 - Oct 29
Christmas
Dec 22, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023

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* Source - https://www.holidays-info.com/germany/school-holidays/2022/
There may be slight variances with some dates from city to city or within a particular State. Check the website above for explanations (in German).