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School Vacations in Germany

Updated - December 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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2019 School Vacations by State*

Baden-Württemberg

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
15 - 27 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 - 21 June
Sommer
29 July - 10 September
Herbst
28 – 30 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 4 January

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Bayern (Bavaria)

Winter
4 – 8 March
Ostern/Früjahr
15 – 27 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 - 21 June
Sommer
29 July - 9 September
Herbst
28 – 31 October, 20 November
Weihnachten
23 December - 4 January

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Berlin

Winter
4 - 9 February
Ostern/Früjahr
15 - 26 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May, 11 June
Sommer
20 June - 2 August
Herbst
4 October, 7 - 19 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 4 January

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Brandenburg

Winter
4 - 9 February
Ostern/Früjahr
15 - 26 April
Sommer
20 June - 3 August
Herbst
4 - 18 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 3 January

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Bremen

Winter
1 & 2 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 23 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May, 11 June
Sommer
4 July - 14 August
Herbst
4 - 18 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 6 January

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Hamburg

Winter
2 February
Ostern/Früjahr
4 - 16 March
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
13 - 17 May, 31 May
Sommer
27 June - 7 August
Herbst
4 - 18 October, 1 November
Weihnachten
20 December - 3 January

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Hessen (Hesse)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
15 April - 27 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
1 July - 9 August
Herbst
30 September - 12 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 11 January

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania)

Winter
4 - 15 February
Ostern/Früjahr
15 - 24 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May, 7 – 11 June
Sommer
1 July - 10 August
Herbst
4 October, 7 – 12 October
1 November
Weihnachten
23 December - 6 January

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Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Winter
31 January - 1 February
Ostern/Früjahr
8 -23 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May, 11 June
Sommer
4 July - 14 August
Herbst
4 - 18 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 6 January

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Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
15 - 27 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
11 June
Sommer
15 July - 27 August
Herbst
14 - 26 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 6 January

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Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Winter
25 February – 1 March
Ostern/Früjahr
23 - 30 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
1 July - 9 August
Herbst
30 September - 11 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 6 January

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Saarland

Winter
25 February – 3 March
Ostern/Früjahr
17 - 26 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
1 July - 9 August
Herbst
7 - 18 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 3 January

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Sachsen (Saxony)

Winter
18 February – 2 March
Ostern/Früjahr
19 - 26 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May
Sommer
8 July - 16 August
Herbst
14 - 25 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 3 January

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Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

Winter
11 - 15 February
Ostern/Früjahr
18- 30 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May – 1 June
Sommer
4 July - 14 August
Herbst
4 - 11 October, 1 November
Weihnachten
23 December - 4 January

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Schleswig-Holstein

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
4 - 18 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May
Sommer
1 July - 10 August
Herbst
4 - 18 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 6 January

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Thüringen

Winter
11 - 15 February
Ostern/Früjahr
15 - 27 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
31 May
Sommer
8 July - 17 August
Herbst
7 - 19 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 3 January

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* Source - https://www.schulferien.org/Schulferien_nach_Jahren/2019/schulferien_2019.html
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).