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Halloween in Hamburg

By way of American pop culture, Halloween has found its way into the hearts and minds of horror buffs in Hamburg.

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

EventDateVenue
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

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