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School Vacations in Germany

Updated - February 2020

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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2020 School Vacations by State*

Baden-Württemberg

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
4 - 18 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
2 - 13 June
Sommer
30 July - 12 September
Herbst
26 – 30 October/31 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 9 January

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Bayern (Bavaria)

Winter
24 - 28 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 18 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
2 -13 June
Sommer
27 July - 7 September
Herbst
31 October - 6 November, 18 November
Weihnachten
23 December - 9 January

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Berlin

Winter
3 - 8 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 17 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
8 May, 22 May
Sommer
25 June - 7 August
Herbst
12 - 24 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 2 January

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Brandenburg

Winter
3 - 8 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 17 April
Sommer
25 June - 8 August
Herbst
12 - 24 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 2 January

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Bremen

Winter
3 & 4 February
Ostern/Früjahr
28 March - 14 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May, 2 June
Sommer
16 July - 26 August
Herbst
12 - 24 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 2 January

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Hamburg

Winter
31 January
Ostern/Früjahr
2 - 13 March
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
18 - 22 May
Sommer
25 June - 5 August
Herbst
5 - 16 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 9 January

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Hessen (Hesse)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
6 April - 18 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
6 July - 14 August
Herbst
5 - 17 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 9 January

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania)

Winter
10 - 21 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 15 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May, 29 May – 2 June
Sommer
22 June - 1 August
Herbst
5 October - 10 October, 2 November, 3 November
Weihnachten
21 December - 2 January

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Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Winter
3 - 4 February
Ostern/Früjahr
30 March - 14 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May, 2 June
Sommer
16 July - 26 August
Herbst
12 - 23 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 2 January

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Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 18 Apri
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
2 June
Sommer
29 June - 11 August
Herbst
12 - 24 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 6 January

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Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Winter
17 - 25 February
Ostern/Früjahr
9 - 17 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
6 July - 14 August
Herbst
12 - 23 October
Weihnachten
21 - 31 December

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Saarland

Winter
17 - 25 February
Ostern/Früjahr
14 - 24 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
n/a
Sommer
6 July - 14 August
Herbst
12 - 23 October
Weihnachten
21 - 31 December

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Sachsen (Saxony)

Winter
10 - 22 February
Ostern/Früjahr
10 - 18 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May
Sommer
20 July - 28 August
Herbst
19 - 31 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 2 January

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Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

Winter
10 - 14 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 11 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
18 - 30 May
Sommer
16 July - 26 August
Herbst
19 - 24 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 5 January

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Schleswig-Holstein

Winter
n/a
Ostern/Früjahr
30 March - 17 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May
Sommer
29 June - 8 August
Herbst
5 - 17 October
Weihnachten
21 December - 6 January

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Thüringen

Winter
10 - 14 February
Ostern/Früjahr
6 - 18 April
Himmelfahrt/Pfingsten
22 May
Sommer
20 July - 29 August
Herbst
17 - 30 October
Weihnachten
23 December - 2 January

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* Source - https://www.schulferien.org/
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).