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Bridge days and holidays for a trip to Berlin 2022

Take advantage of the holidays and extend your Berlin holiday

In 2022, a number of German and Berlin public holidays will once again be in such a position that it's worth planning cleverly - we'll show you how. Here you can get public holidays and bridge days for each month at a glance.  

Here you will find current information on the situation in Berlin.

Holidays & Bridge Days in March: International Women's Day (8 March)

Berlin Cathedral in Springtime
Berlin Cathedral in Springtime © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

8 of March is International Women's Day in Berlin. The date falls on a Tuesday in 2022: If you live in Berlin, you are invited to take a day off on Monday, 7 of March. This gives you a whole four days to enjoy your own city: for what you've always wanted to do in Berlin or spring excursions into the surrounding countryside.

Holidays & Bridge Days in April: Easter (15 - 18 April)

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in Spring
Brandenburg Gate in Spring © gettyimages, Foto: sborisov

Spend the Easter holidays in Berlin: GoodFriday is on 15 of April in all federal states. Then there's Easter Monday on 18 April - a whole four days to experience the capital in blooming spring. 

Public Holidays & Bridge Days in May:  Ascension Day (26 May) 

Berlin Cathedral in Spring
Berlin Cathedral in Spring © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

On 26 May, all federal states celebrate Ascension Day.  A Thursday and, by the way, Father's Day at the same time. How about taking a day off on Friday, 27 of May and whisking the fathers away to Berlin for a few wonderful days? 

Holidays & Bridge Days in June: Whit Monday (6 June) and Corpus Christi (16 June)

Berliner Dom im Sommer
©, Foto: NiseriN

There are a whole three days off in all federal states at Whitsun: Whit Monday on 6 June is a public holiday - why not take Tuesday off and plan a four-day city trip to the capital?
16 June is Corpus Christi, a public holiday in many federal states: Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Corpus Christi falls on a Thursday and if you take Friday off, there's nothing to stop you from enjoying a long weekend in Berlin...

Public Holidays & Bridge Days in August: Assumption Day (15 August)

Stand Up Paddling on the river Spree
Stand Up Paddling on the river Spree ©

The adventurous in Bavaria and Saarland get their money's worth in August: Assumption Day on 15 of August is a Monday. Another nice long weekend! 

Public Holidays & Bridge Days in October: German Unity Day (3 October) and Reformation Day (31 October)

Friedrichsbrücke over the Spree in Berlin-Mitte in autumn light
Friedrichsbrücke in Berlin Mitte © Getty Images, Foto: Matthias Makarinus

In October, a nice long weekend awaits you all at the beginning of the month: German Unity Day will be celebrated on 3 of October - this year as a Monday. Don't miss the festivities in the capital and immerse yourself in the exciting history of German division and reunification!  
On Monday 31 of October it's not only "trick or treat" in the evening, but Reformation Day is also celebrated in many federal states: Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia. Three-day weekend!

Public Holidays & Bridge Days in November: All Saints' Day (1 November)

The Berlin Reichstag in autumn
The Berlin Reichstag in autumn © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

All Saints' Day on Tuesday 1 November is a public holiday in the other federal states, Baden- Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine- Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. We recommend: Take Monday off and plan four days in Berlin. As the weather turns late autumnal, museums, exhibition and concert halls invite you to enjoy culture.

Holidays & Bridge Days in December: Christmas (24 - 26 December) and New Year's Eve (31 December)

Unter den Linden im Winter
© Archiv Mazuhn Veranstaltungen

Christmas Day on 24 of December falls on a Saturday in 2022, Boxing Day on a Monday. Many plan a holiday in the week leading up to New Year's Eve on 31 December anyway. It's just a pity that New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be celebrated on a Saturday and Sunday this year...