Germany School Holidays 2020 – 2021

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.

School HolidayStart DateEnd Date
Christmas Holidays21.12.2006.01.21
Winter Holidays01.02.2121.02.21
Easter Holidays06.04.2116.04.21
Whit Sunday Break22.05.2105.06.21
Summer Holidays24.06.2101.09.21
Autumn Holidays02.10.2129.10.21
Christmas Holidays22.12.2104.01.22
Autumn Holidays10.10.2228.10.22

 

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This is our overview of Germany’s school holidays 2020, 2021 and beyond. We will continuously update our overview when new school vacations are announced. The public holidays don’t change unless we spot errors. The school vacations and public holidays are also incorporated in our daily crowd prediction. Source: Germany Government.

Germany School Holidays 2020 – per Bundesland

School HolidayStart DateEnd DateBündesland
Christmas Holidays21/12/202031/12/2020Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland
Christmas Holidays21/12/202002/01/2021Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Christmas Holidays21/12/202004/01/2021Hamburg
Christmas Holidays21/12/202005/01/2021Sachsen-Anhalt
Christmas Holidays21/12/202006/01/2021Schleswig-Holstein
Christmas Holidays21/12/202009/01/2021Hessen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202002/01/2021Thüringen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202006/01/2021Nordrhein-Westfalen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202008/01/2021Bremen, Niedersachsen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202009/01/2021Bayern, Baden-Württemberg
Winter Holidays01/02/202106/02/2021Brandenburg, Berlin, Bremen
Winter Holidays01/02/202102/02/2021Niedersachsen
Winter Holidays06/02/202118/02/2021Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Winter Holidays08/02/202120/02/2021Sachsen
Winter Holidays08/02/202113/02/2021Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen
Winter Holidays15/02/202119/02/2021Saarland
Easter Holidays01/03/202112/03/2021Hamburg
Easter Holidays27/03/202110/04/2021Bremen
Easter Holidays29/03/202110/04/2021Bayern, Berlin, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Thüringen
Easter Holidays29/03/202109/04/2021Brandenburg, Niedersachsen
Easter Holidays29/03/202107/04/2021Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saarland
Easter Holidays29/03/202106/04/2021Rheinland-Pfalz
Easter Holidays29/03/202103/04/2021Sachsen-Anhalt
Easter Holidays01/04/202116/04/2021Schleswig-Holstein
Easter Holidays02/04/202110/04/2021Sachsen
Easter Holidays06/04/202110/04/2021Baden-Württemberg
Easter Holidays06/04/202116/04/2021Hessen
Whit Sunday Break10/05/202114/05/2021Hamburg
Whit Sunday Break10/05/202122/05/2021Sachsen-Anhalt
Whit Sunday Break14/05/202125/05/2021Bremen, Niedersachsen
Whit Sunday Break14/05/202115/05/2021Schleswig-Holstein
Whit Sunday Break21/05/202125/05/2021Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Whit Sunday Break25/05/202105/06/2021Baden-Württemberg
Whit Sunday Break25/05/202104/06/2021Baden-Württemberg
Whit Sunday Break25/05/202102/06/2021Rheinland-Pfalz
Whit Sunday Break25/05/202128/05/2021Saarland
Summer Holidays21/06/202131/07/2021Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein
Summer Holidays21/06/202131/07/2021Schleswig-Holstein
Summer Holidays24/06/202106/08/2021Berlin
Summer Holidays24/06/202107/08/2021Brandenburg
Summer Holidays24/06/202104/08/2021Hamburg
Summer Holidays05/07/202117/08/2021Nordrhein-Westfalen
Summer Holidays19/07/202127/08/2021Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland
Summer Holidays22/07/202101/09/2021Bremen, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt
Summer Holidays22/07/202101/09/2021Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Bremen
Summer Holidays26/07/202103/09/2021Sachsen
Summer Holidays26/07/202104/09/2021Thüringen
Summer Holidays29/07/202111/09/2021Baden-Württemberg
Summer Holidays30/07/202113/09/2021Bayern
Autumn Holidays02/10/202109/10/2021Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Autumn Holidays04/10/202115/10/2021Hamburg
Autumn Holidays04/10/202116/10/2021Schleswig-Holstein
Autumn Holidays11/10/202123/10/2021Hessen
Autumn Holidays11/10/202122/10/2021Rheinland-Pfalz
Autumn Holidays11/10/202123/10/2021Berlin, Brandenburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Autumn Holidays18/10/202129/10/2021Niedersachsen, Saarland
Autumn Holidays18/10/202130/10/2021Bremen
Autumn Holidays18/10/202130/10/2021Sachsen
Autumn Holidays25/10/202106/11/2021Thüringen
Autumn Holidays25/10/202130/10/2021Sachsen-Anhalt
Autumn Holidays31/10/202106/11/2021Baden-Württemberg
Autumn Holidays02/11/202105/11/2021Bayern
Christmas Holidays22/12/202131/12/2021Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Christmas Holidays22/12/202108/01/2022Sachsen-Anhalt
Christmas Holidays23/12/202131/12/2021Rheinland-Pfalz
Christmas Holidays23/12/202103/01/2022Saarland
Christmas Holidays23/12/202131/12/2021Brandenburg
Christmas Holidays23/12/202104/01/2022Hamburg
Christmas Holidays23/12/202108/01/2022Schleswig-Holstein
Christmas Holidays23/12/202108/01/2022Hessen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202131/12/2021Thüringen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202108/01/2022Bremen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202107/01/2022Bremen
Christmas Holidays23/12/202108/01/2022Baden-Württemberg
Christmas Holidays24/12/202131/12/2021Berlin
Christmas Holidays24/12/202108/01/2022Nordrhein-Westfalen
Christmas Holidays24/12/202108/01/2022Bayern

Public Holidays in Germany 2021

Individual states (Bundesländer) could have slightly different public holidays.

Public Holiday

Date

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2021

Epiphany

January 6, 2021

Good Friday

April 2, 2021

Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021

Easter Monday

April 5, 2021

Labour Day

May 1, 2021

Ascension Day

May 13, 2021

Whitsun

May 23, 2021

German Unity Day

October 3, 2021

All Saint’s Day

November 6, 2021

Christmas

December 25, 2021

Boxing Day

December 26, 2021

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