School Holidays in Berlin

A calendar of the school terms in Berlin: the dates when the state schools close for vacation...

In Germany school holidays can differ in each Federal state. These are the dates for Berlin.

Note: the dates may vary between districts. Please confirm dates with the school in question.

  • Private schools may have slightly different dates; check with the relevant school
  • Schools close on national public holidays
  • In some cases when a public holiday is on a Tuesday or Thursday, schools will close on the Monday or Friday

Note: These dates below state the first to the last day of each holiday, inclusive.


Berlin School Holidays 2016-2017
School year begins1 September 2017
Autumn Holidays (Herbstferien)22 October - 2 November 2017
Christmas holidays (Weihnachtenfieren)22 December 2017 to 5 January 2018
Winter holidays (Winterferien)5 February - 10 February  2018
Easter holidays (Osternferien)26 March to 6 April 2018
Pentecost (Pfingstferien) 22 May 2018
Summer holidays begin (Sommerferien) 5 July 2018 - 17 August 2018

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