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Are you considering to bring your family with you to Germany? What an adventure! The Welcome Center can offer you help and advice to make the move for you and your family as smooth as possible.

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Most likely you will have many questions at the beginning: How is child care organized? Which school should I register my child in? Which health insurance does my family need? Where can I find a big enough flat? And lots more.

The UR is a family-friendly university with its own Family Service, which can offer you assistance with many of your questions.

The city of Regensburg has published a very comprehensive Manual for Women (Frauenhandbuch)  (in German), in which you will also find very valuable information.

School holidays 2018

In Germany, the year-round school system spaces school holidays throughout the whole year. They vary slightly in each German state (Bundesland).

The school holidays for Bavaria in 2018 are as follows:

Winterferien/Faschingsferien: Feb. 12-16

Frühlingsferien/Osterferien: March 26 - April 7

Pfingstferien: May 22 - June 2

Sommerferien: July 30 - September 10

Herbstferien: October 29 - November 2

Dezember/Weihnachtsferien: December 22 - January 5

In addition to those longer holiday times, there are many public and religious holidays for which school is closed - and shops are closed on these days as well!

Public and religious holidays in Bavaria in 2018:

New Year

Monday Jan. 1, 2018

Holy Three Kings

          Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Monday

Monday, April 2, 2018

Labor Day/May Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Whit Monday

Monday, May 21, 2018

Corpus Christi

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

German Unification Day

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

All Saint's Day

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Boxing Day

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Since you most likely still have to work during the longer holiday times, the University of Regensburg's Family Service offers a child care program for certain ages during school vacations. Pre-registration is absolutely required!

For more information and how to register for vacation child care programs, please contact the Welcome Center.

Kids program at Köwe

Handycrafts are offered every Saturday between 2:30 and 5 pm. All activities including child care are free of charge.

For more information, click here.


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