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School holidays in Austria in the 2019/2020 school year 1)

a) Public middle and higher schools and private middle and higher schools with public rights

Autumn break
MON October 28, 2019 up to and including THU October 31, 2019
all federal states - according to Federal Law Gazette I No. 49/2019
Christmas holidaysMON December 23, 2019 - MON January 6, 2020
all federal states
Semester break1) 
1st week of February (3rd-8th February 2020)
Lower Austria, Vienna
 
2nd week of February (10-15 February 2020)
Burgenland, Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol, Vorarlberg
3rd week of February
(17.-22.2.2020)
Upper Austria, Styria
 
Easter holidaysApril 4, 2020 up to and including April 13, 2020 if autumn holidays or up to and including April 14, 2020 if no autumn holidays
all federal states - according to Federal Law Gazette I No. 49/2019
 
Pentecost holidaysMay 30, 2020 up to and including June 1, 2020 if autumn holidays or up to and including June 2, 2020 if no autumn holidays
all federal states - according to Federal Law Gazette I No. 49/2019
 
summer holidays2) Main vacationJuly 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020
Burgenland, Lower Austria, Vienna
July 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg,
Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg
 

1) Subject to any changes due to the School Hours Act.
2) There are special permits for schools in the tourism sector
(Determination by the school authority of the first instance).

b) Due to the state regulations, the same above dates usually apply to compulsory schools (elementary schools, new middle schools, special schools, polytechnic schools, vocational schools)

School-free days 2019/2020 for the AHS long forms prescribed by the education directorates

With the respective ordinance pursuant to Section 2, Paragraph 5 of the 1985 School Time Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 77/1985 as amended, the education directorates have for the AHS long forms (on which Saturday is school-free for all classes and school levels) the school-free days for the School year 2019/20 set. These dates are as follows:

Burgenland

May 22, 2020
June 12, 2020

Carinthia

May 22, 2020
June 12, 2020

Lower Austria

May 22, 2020
June 12, 2020

Upper Austria

May 22, 2020
June 12, 2020

Salzburg

23 September 2019
May 22, 2020

Styria

May 22, 2020
June 12, 2020

Tyrol

May 22, 2020
June 12, 2020

Vorarlberg

October 28, 2019
October 29, 2019

Vienna

October 30, 2019
October 31, 2019

Last updated: August 29, 2019