Germany doesn’t celebrate Halloween in the same way America does. Although it’s not a national holiday that everyone gets deeply involved with, there are still amazing and spooky goings-on dotted around here. The country is host to a wide range of events for couples, families and singles, here’s a list of the most interesting events and the accommodation near them.
1. Tucherland Halloween
Halloween provides kids with a whole host of fun events and Germany is no different. Tucherland is Nuremberg’s only indoor playground with a huge outdoor area as well. Fun for the whole family, this playground turns dark on Halloween and becomes something altogether more sinister. The kids can get their face painted, carve pumpkins to ward off evil spirits and hear ghost stories at night. Doos open at 10a.m. and the party starts ar 3p.m. Admission costs €4.50 for children smaller than 99cm and €6.50 for children taller than 100cm. Admission for adults (16-64) costs €5.
Hotel Alpha is located nearby for parents weary of a day of running around after their children; a night will cost you €97 for a 3-bed room including breakfast and a map of the city.
If you’re looking for an immersive experience for Halloween then MoviePark Horror Fest is the place to be throughout the entire month and until November 4. The typically family friendly park will be transformed into Horrorwood studios. Expect to be besieged by monsters, zombies and other gruesome creatures as night falls over the park. This is the 19th year the park has hosted Horror Fest and this year the famously gruesome AMC series The Walking Dead will continue its horror maze; creep through a prison taken over by zombies and try not to get bitten! Afterwards you can take a calm nap at the local horror hostel- unless the flesh-eating torturers find you first, that is. Will you be able to escape?
Admission costs €26 per adult.
The park offers its own special accommodation for the event, a one-night/ 2-day stay with breakfast will set you back €55 per person.
For an authentically German, and terrifying Halloween, look no further than Halloween at Burg Frankenstein otherwise known as Castle Frankenstein. Whether Mary Shelley was influenced by this distinct castle is still a controversial topic, but it doesn’t stop the event being thrillingly scary. An interactive experience visitor’s will explore the historic castle whilst 100 actors will roam the castle looking for willing victims. For an authentic experience explore the countryside surrounding Burg Frankenstein before the event. Please note that large backpacks are not allowed on the premises. Darmstädter Hof in Mühltal is in walking distance of the event and offers an authentic small town B&B experience.
Burg Frankenstein also offers a special kids program.