From Stadtwiki Karlsruhe

The general Public Holidays (Gesetzliche Feiertage) in the Region Karlsruhe are those of the Land of Baden-Württemberg.


In contrast to most holidays in English-speaking countries, Gesetzliche Feiertage in Germany are established by law with consequences for shop opening hours, traffic rules, transport schedules, working hours, pay, and more. In most contexts, they are treated like Sundays, and the often-seen phrase Sonn- und Feiertage (Sundays and [official] holidays) reflects this.

School holidays

Schools observe all Public Holidays, have their own holiday periods (German: Ferien), which are listed below, and will in addition take some additional free days, but there is no uniform regulation for the latter.



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