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Hello everybody,

I'm Sascha and I live in Germany.
Since 2002 we have created our own home haunts (which is very very uncommon in Germany, but we are working on it ;))

I have also created several German websites to get more and more people to celebrate Halloween. There are actually many parties in nearly every city on Halloween, but most of them are just "parties on Halloween", not "halloween parties" if you know what I mean.

Maybe this will change in the future. There are already many people building their own home haunts - there's just so much more to learn from the US haunters :)

Greetings from Germany
Sascha
 

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I was in Germany back in 2002 and noticed that Halloween was not celebrated nearly has serious as here in the states, the thing that struck me strange was the poor quality of masks and costuming...Hopefully the retailers will pick up the ball and start importing a better quality of halloween prop selection, making it more desirable..... doesnt germany celebrate a halloween season for more than one day?
 

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Greetings from England!

It's always nice to welcome a fellow European to the Forum.
We do have one or two members from Germany, but unfortunately we don't see them on the board very often.

 

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Thanks for the warm welcome :)
You can see some of our home haunt videos here:
Halloween Videos - Rezepte, Anleitungen und mehr von halloweenies.de

And yes, we're using some pneumatics as well :D

This year due to a birthday on Halloween in the family we won't have our own home haunt.

@HauntChaser: yes, you are right. Most of the masks you can see in shops have a really low quality - and it even got worse when WalMart discontinued its business in Germany.
Nowadays the only way to find good masks and costumes in most of the cities is online via a few good halloween stores.

@thegingerowl It's actually "Willkommen bei dem Forum" or rather "Willkommen im Forum" - thanks anyways :)
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome :)
You can see some of our home haunt videos here:
Halloween Videos - Rezepte, Anleitungen und mehr von halloweenies.de

And yes, we're using some pneumatics as well :D

This year due to a birthday on Halloween in the family we won't have our own home haunt.

@HauntChaser: yes, you are right. Most of the masks you can see in shops have a really low quality - and it even got worse when WalMart discontinued its business in Germany.
Nowadays the only way to find good masks and costumes in most of the cities is online via a few good halloween stores.

@thegingerowl It's actually "Willkommen bei dem Forum" or rather "Willkommen im Forum" - thanks anyways :)
Btw loved your site..even though its pretty much in German..looks good!!
 

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Welcome darling so glad you found your way here:)
 

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welcome aboard. are those your home haunts? although i'm not into the real gory ones, looks very professional to me. some of those recipes look good. even if i can't understand a word written
 

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Yes, these are our home haunts :) Thanks for your comments onthat.
The recipe videos will be available probably next year in english.
We just bought a pumpkin and are looking forward to create a how-to video on that maybe today :)
 

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I lived in a village called Mehlingen (Kreis Kaiseslautern) from 1999 - 2006. The first year, I had 7 tots (All American). For Halloween 2006, I had 213 tots, almostall German! I gave out American candies, soda pop (Welchs Grape and Root Beer are huge hits) along with other items that were not avaialble in Germany. The kids starting dressing up in the last few years and they say "Suss oder Sauer" (Sweet or Sour) instead of Trick or Treat". My neighbors loved the carved pumpkins and other decorations and it was really starting to catch on. I moved back to Texas and for Halloween 2007 I had 3 tots and only 8 last year. Halloween was really starting to take over there and if you are in Germany in October, the party at Frankenstein's Castle (Halloween 2009 at Burg-Frankenstein) outside of Darmstadt is a blast. Halloween in Germany is a lot like it was 30-40 years ago in America, home made treats, no x-ray machines and no commercialism. I definitely miss it!

Joe
 
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