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With about 83 million citizens, Germany is the most populated country within the European Union. The country is divided in 16 federal states called Bündeslander. These 16 each have their own school holidays based on the agenda set by the local governments. Although the dates do change, all German states roughly follow the same school calendar.

In this blog post we show you two overviews. The first overview shows the general school vacations calendar for Germany. This table gives you an idea about when Germany’s schools are out. Within the start and end date, each school will close their doors for a certain period. The exact dates, which varies by state, can be found below.

At we use all this data to predict crowds in German cities such as Berlin, Munich and Cologne.

2022 School Vacations Germany

School vacationDates
Christmas VacationDecember 24, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Winter VacationJanuary 29, 2022 to February 5, 2022
Easter VacationApril 11, 2022 to April 23, 2022
Summer VacationJuly 7, 2022 to September 12, 2022 (date may very per region)
Autumn VacationOctober 8, 2022 to October 23, 2022
Christmas VacationDecember 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023

2022 Germany Public Holidays

Public Holiday


New Year’s Day


Good Friday


Easter Sunday


Easter Monday


Labour Day


Ascension Day


Whit Monday


German Unity Day


Christmas Day


2nd Day of Christmas


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