Halloween in Hamburg
Only a few years ago, many North American expats still found late October in Germany somewhat bland. Kids in North Germany were still trick-or-treating on New Year’s Eve (the so-called 'Rummelpottlaufen') and All Hallows was little more than a regular workday. Through American movies and TV shows, however, Halloween slowly found its way into German culture.
In effect, Hamburg’s chilly October nights are now regularly haunted by many a ghost, vampire and zombie. Spooky costumes and decorations like the indispensable jack-o-lanterns have been heartily adopted by people in Germany. What’s more, every year in autumn, Halloween-themed dinners, movie nights and parties attract plenty of people — often granting costume discounts. Hamburg Dungeon expands its already scary-good array of shows by a special Halloween treat and Ballinstadt Emigration Museum hosts a child-oriented ghost-and-candy hunt.
In 2017, Halloween can be celebrated even more vibrantly: Tuesday, 31 October is a public holiday as it also marks the 500 year anniversary of the onset of the Reformation.
Halloween Parties 2017
|Beiss Mich||Saturday, 28 October — 8:00 p.m.||Parlament|
|Hamburg tanzt! Xtreme Halloweenparty||Saturday 28 October — 9:00 p.m.||FABRIK|
|Hexenkessel||Saturday, 28 October — 10:00 p.m.||Thomas Read Irish Pub|
|WEIRD Festival - Halloween Edition||Saturday, 28 October — 11:00 p.m.||Prinzenbar/Docks|
|Night Circus - Halloween Special||Saturday, 28 October — 11:00 p.m.||moondoo|
|east Halloween Ball||Monday, 30 October — 9:30 p.m.||east Hotel|
|Hui Buh Halloween||Monday, 30 October — 10:00 p.m.||Club Hamburg|
|Pirates of St. Pauli||Monday, 30 October — 10:00 p.m.||Große Freiheit 36|
|HALOween-Party: The Movie Edition||Monday, 30 October — 11:00 p.m.||HALO|
|Mad House Halloween||Monday, 30 October — 11:00 p.m.||H1 Club & Lounge|