Are you already planning your holidays for 2017? This year is particularly employee-friendly, since numerous public holidays are very favorable. In addition, we are all given an additional holiday. If you plan cleverly and combine days off, you can get a lot of vacation days without having to ask your boss for additional vacation time.
Unfortunately we have to wait until Easter for the next vacation days. Since Easter is not until mid-April this year, we can perhaps look forward to the first sunny and warm days of the year. Those who plan cleverly can get ten vacation days over Easter. This might be worth a visit to our Hotel in Frankfurt-Oder with a bike tour through Brandenburg. One option is to give in lots of vacation days the week before Easter. Or you decide to take a vacation the week after Easter. Of course you can also opt for two free weeks over the Easter holidays.
May is ideal for a short break. This year, May 1st falls on a Monday, so the first long weekend is here. Ascension Day is probably even more popular for a short holiday trip. The public holiday falls on May 25 this year and is, as always, a Thursday. So what could be more obvious than taking Friday off as a bridging day and starting a short four-day vacation? In a city like Frankfurt-Oder there is always something going on during a long free weekend and there is plenty to do from shopping to visiting museums.
Just a few days later, on June 4th and 5th, is Pentecost. The Pentecost weekend often promises to be warm and sunny. In some federal states, June 15 (Corpus Christi) is also a public holiday. Since this day is also a Thursday, a long weekend can be planned for here as well. Perhaps you are also considering taking your annual leave during these weeks, which may already be getting very warm and sunny. For example, if you fancy an extended hiking or cycling tour along the Oder, this is a very good time. Our Hotel in Frankfurt-Oder is an ideal starting point for this.
And there are still two opportunities for a short break in autumn. This year, the Day of German Unity on October 3rd falls on a Tuesday. So there's nothing here for a long weekend. A special gift awaits us at the end of October. This year, Reformation Day on October 31st is free for all of us. On this day we remember that Martin Luther nailed his famous theses to the Castle Church in Wittenberg 500 years ago. Since October 31st is a Tuesday, a long weekend is also a good idea here. Those who live in Baden-Wrttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland also have the day off on November 1st (All Saints' Day). So if things go well, that means five days off. Perhaps you can also take Thursday and Friday off and enjoy a week's autumn vacation.
Then it won't be long until Christmas. We're really lucky at Christmas this year and planning our Christmas vacation is a lot of fun. The two Christmas holidays fall on a Monday and a Tuesday this year. Four days off are already garnished for most of us.