Germans celebrate Halloween at Frankenstein Castle

STORY: "There was really a lot going on. For the kids it was a bit intense, they were really scared at times. But for us adults it was a really cool thing”, said Tietz who came for the first time.

Located in southern Germany's Odenwald region in the western state of Hesse, Frankenstein Castle is otherwise known as a popular destination for hikers.

The scary fair has been taking place for the 43rd time.

While Halloween is no traditional German custom, it has gained in popularity over the past decades.

More rooted in German tradition is St. Martin’s Day, celebrated by children walking from door to door with paper lanterns in honor of Saint Martin of Tours who is said to have shared his traveling cloak with a beggar.