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Winter vacations in Germany for the years 2024, 2025 by states

Schedule of Winter holidays by states and by years. Learn when they start, how long they last, and how the winter vacations are spent in Germany.


In the following list, you will find the schedule of Winter holidays. The information about the holidays is provided in accordance with the data from the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Culture and Education of the German states. Since the time of information entry, some holiday dates may have been changed. The most up-to-date information can be obtained from the School Administration of each state in Germany (see links in the holiday schedule by states).

Schedule of Winter holidays for 2024

Start End German Federal lands
01.02.2024 02.02.2024 Winter vacations in Bremen, Lower Saxony Germany Germany
02.02.2024 02.02.2024 Winter vacations in Hamburg Germany Germany
05.02.2024 09.02.2024 Winter vacations in Brandenburg Germany Germany
05.02.2024 10.02.2024 Winter vacations in Berlin, Saxony-Anhalt Germany Germany
05.02.2024 16.02.2024 Winter vacations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany Germany
12.02.2024 16.02.2024 Winter vacations in Bavaria, Thuringia, Saarland Germany Germany
12.02.2024 23.02.2024 Winter vacations in Saxony Germany Germany

Please note that during the winter time, students in Germany also have Christmas holidays. You can find their schedule via the link.

  When do the Winter vacations start and how long do they last

If you are interested in when the Winter vacations start and end, as well as how long they last for schoolchildren in Germany, pay attention to the following information.

In 2024, Winter vacations in Germany last an average of 5 days. In different federal states, the holidays occur at different times. The earliest start of the holidays is on 1 February 2024 in Bremen, Lower Saxony; the latest end of the holidays is on 23 February 2024, in Saxony.

  Winterferien by states in Germany

The dates for the start and end of the Winter holidays are set separately in each federal state of Germany, so the holiday schedule needs to be checked for the federal state where the particular school is located. Choose the federal state you need to view the information.


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