Sunday, October 20, 2013
A costumed visitor poses at Frankenstein castle on October 19, 2013 in Darmstadt, Germany. In the background hang Santa Claus. Grotesque monsters, howling werewolves, long-nosed witches and Frankenstein's monsters feature in the annual weekend event at the castle, which is now one of Europe's most popular Halloween events. The festival started in 1978 after American troops stationed at Rhein Mein Air Base decided to use the famous castle as a venue for Halloween celebrations.
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