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.
We'll update this page with Halloween parties for October 2018 closer to the date!