What are the 2023 Berlin public holidays? If you work for a company in Berlin, you’re probably already planning your vacation for 2023… particularly if you have children in Berlin schools or Kitas, coordinating with colleagues can be a nightmare. This should help.
There are ten public holidays per year in Berlin. In 2023, 9 of them fall on a weekday, which is not a bad outcome! Make the most of “Brückentagen” (work days that fall in between public holidays and weekends) to maximise the length of your trips without burning through all your vacation days. If you work full-time in Germany on a 5-day week, you should have at least 20 vacation days to plan.
Public holidays (Feiertagen) in Berlin
|01.01.2023 (Sunday)||New Year’s Day|
|08.03.2023 (Wednesday)||International Women’s Day|
|07.04.2023 (Friday)||Good Friday|
|10.04.2023 (Monday)||Easter Monday|
|01.05.2023 (Monday)||Labour Day (May Day)|
|18.05.2023 (Thursday)||Ascension Day|
|29.05.2023 (Monday)||Whit Monday|
|03.10.2023 (Tuesday)||Day of German Unity|
|25.12.2023 (Monday)||Christmas Day|
|26.12.2023 (Tuesday)||Second day of Christmas (Boxing Day)|
Berlin school vacations and pupil-free days in 2023
The school year runs from September to July but we’ve listed just the calendar year 2023 here to help you plan your 2023 holidays.
|02.01.2023 (Monday)||Last day of Christmas vacation|
|30.01.2023 (Monday) – 04.02.2023 (Saturday)||Easter vacation|
|19.05.2023 (Friday)||Lesson-free day|
|30.05.2023 (Tuesday)||Ascension vacation (follows 29.05.2023, Ascension Day)|
|13.07.2023 (Thursday) – 25.08.2023 (Friday)||Summer vacation|
|02.10.2023 (Monday)||Lesson-free day|
|23.10.2023 (Monday) – 04.11.2023 (Saturday)||Fall vacation / Autumn holidays.|
|23.12.2023 (Saturday) – 05.01.2024 (Friday)||Christmas Holidays|
Retail shops and supermarkets will usually be closed on public holidays, but cafes and restaurants will be open. At big public transport hubs like central stations, big retailers might still be open e.g. Rossmann, DM or supermarkets.
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