German Public Holidays

Isn’t it frustrating to call or email a German company from the U.S., just to learn via voicemail or auto response that the person you are trying to reach will not be back in the office until… – well, until after another of the numerous public holidays in Germany?

Avoid falling into the “holiday trap” with this calendar of German public holidays:

2015

Nationwide and federal state-level German public holidays in Germany in 2015

Date

Weekday

Name of public German holiday

Aug 15

Saturday

Assumption Day (Maria Himmelfahrt)

Bavaria, Saarland

Oct 03

Saturday

Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)

all federal states

Oct 31

Saturday

Reformation Day (Reformationstag)

Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia

Nov 01

Sunday

All Saints Day (Allerheiligen)

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Nov 18

Wednesday

Repentance Day (Buß- und Bettag)

Saxony

Dec 25

Friday

Christmas (1. Weihnachtstag)

all federal states

Dec 26

Saturday

2nd Christmas Day (2. Weihnachtstag)

all federal states

2016

Nationwide and federal state-level German public holidays in Germany in 2016:

Date

Weekday

Name of public German holiday

Jan 01

Friday

New Year’s Day (Neujahrstag)

all federal states

Jan 06

Wednesday

Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige)

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt

Mar 25

Friday

Good Friday (Karfreitag)

all federal states

Mar 28

Monday

Easter Monday (Ostermontag)

all federal states

May 01

Sunday

Labor Day (Maifeiertag)

all federal states

May 05

Thursday

Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)

all federal states

May 16

Monday

Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)

all federal states

May 26

Thursday

Corpus Christi Day (Fronleichnam)

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Aug 15

Monday

Assumption Day (Maria Himmelfahrt)

Bavaria, Saarland

Oct 03

Monday

Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)

all federal states

Oct 31

Monday

Reformation Day (Reformationstag)

Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia

Nov 01

Tuesday

All Saints Day (Allerheiligen)

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Nov 16

Wednesday

Repentance Day (Buß- und Bettag)

Saxony

Dec 25

Sunday

Christmas (1. Weihnachtstag)

all federal states

Dec 26

Monday

2nd Christmas Day (2. Weihnachtstag)

all federal states

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How Do U.S. Companies Invest in Germany?

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the German government agency tasked with attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), presents a new study on FDI in Germany. 
 
Cover Excerpt: GTAI's Foreign Direct Investment in Germany Study (Germany-USA Career Center Blog)

Check this out: GTAI has released its first worldwide study of the reasons why foreign companies invest in Germany. The agency surveyed 23 countries for this report.

Three highlights:

  • More than three million people in Germany owe their jobs to foreign direct investment. Most U.S. companies investing in the country do so to capitalize on German know-how.

  • When U.S. companies invest abroad, Germany ranks fourth by number of investments in comparison with other countries. That puts the United States behind the United Kingdom, China and India.

  • The situation is different for R&D, however. Foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies have invested nearly $ 46 billion in R&D, of which Germany was able to attract the largest amount: $ 7.3 billion.

To learn more about the role of U.S. companies in Germany,  download the free report here.

It contains background information, trends, and statistics on foreign direct investments in Germany and the countries and economies that are driving it.

As of November 2014, the study is only available in German. Is your U.S.-based company is looking to establish or expand its operations in Germany and looking for answers to workforce and recruiting-related site selection questions?

Then please don’t hesitate to contact the Germany-USA Career Center for help with getting the most out of this study for your business. We are here to help!

Source: GTAI Press Release

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