WHAT AM I NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE WITH ME INTO THE CASTLE?
Help us to keep the festival safe:
No entry with bottles, cans, spray cans, umbrellas, pointed costume parts and selfie sticks, as well as all kinds of bags and rucksacks!
IS ADMISSION FASTER IF I HAVE PRESALE TICKETS?
No. Only with VIP or fastlane tickets.
Even in the rush hour, the waiting time at the entrance is rarely longer than 20 minutes.
Should you be unlucky enough to arrive in the midst of several full buses, entrance may be delayed. As we have no influence on the arrival of our guests, we would ask for your understanding.
CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE?
Remaining tickets only online via smartphone, so there is no box office.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Halloween at Burg Frankenstein is an open-air event and takes place in the castle ruins. The ticket price includes:
All shows and attractions taking place at the castle, as well as free parking and the bus transfer to the castle and back to the car park are included.
Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price. All drinks are only available in the Halloween pay tumbler for 2 €.
Various food and drinks stands are available in the party tents in the castle courtyard. There is a wide range of affordable and nourishing offers there to choose from. The monster bar offers mulled wine and cocktails.
The VIP lounge and family VIP lounge are the same open-air event in the old castle walls. Here, in addition to the above-named services, the ticket price includes access to the restaurant and the cold/warm buffet with a welcome drink.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?
On all Sundays there is a special discount price for children, and adults only pay the children’s price on Sundays. The evening event is not suitable for this age group.
HOW DO I FIND BURG FRANKENSTEIN?
During Halloween, access to the castle by private car is not possible. Use the convenient P+R service from Pfungstadt, Mainstraße.
HOW LONG DOES THE BUS TRANSFER TAKE FROM THE CAR PARK TO BURG FRANKENSTEIN?
About ten minutes.
THERE ARE SO MANY CARS UP ON THE CASTLE CAR PARK. AN I ALLOWED TO DRIVE UP IN THE CAR?
No, those vehicles belong to the people who organise and design the Halloween festival: 99 scary creatures on the castle premises, … performers on stage, 5x props/cloakroom, make-up, technology, security service, car park service and barriers, kitchen, service, outdoor catering, cleaning. A total of about 150 people. As well as the ASB and the fire brigade with their service vehicles.
IS THE FESTIVAL SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Only in family Sundays for children from six years of age accompanied by their parents or other authorised adults (e.g. children’s birthday party).
You can independently decide what is good for your children. Burg Frankenstein is great fun for bright kids who can tell the difference between reality and games. On these Sundays, the normal show program will, of course, not be shown from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., but special performances tailored to our youngest visitors.
The ghost festival is only suitable to a limited extent at all other times (see question no. 10).
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACT AT THE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Within the meaning of this law,
- children are: persons who have not yet reached the age of 14.
- young persons are: persons who are 14 but have not yet reached the age of 18.
- A custodial person is a person who, either alone or together with another person, has the right of custody and care pursuant to the regulations of the German Civil Code (BGB).
- A person with parental power is any person above the age of 18, insofar as he or she performs parental tasks, either permanently or temporarily, on the grounds of an agreement with the person holding the right of care and custody.
- The regulations of §§ 2 to 14 of this law shall not apply to married adolescents
Section 2 Protection of young persons in the public
- 4 Restaurants
(1) Children and adolescents below the age of 16 years shall not be present in a restaurant unless they are accompanied by a custodial person or a person with parental power or for one meal or drink between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. Adolescents as of the age of 16 years shall not be present in a restaurant between midnight and 5 a.m. unless they are accompanied by a custodial person or a person with parental power.
(2) Paragraph 1 shall not apply to children or adolescents who are travelling or who attend an event sponsored by a youth welfare body.
(3) Children and adolescents must not be permitted to be present in restaurants of a night club nature or in comparable entertainment establishments.
(4) Exceptional permits regarding paragraph 1 may be granted by the applicable authority.
In plain terms, this means when visiting the Halloween festival:
Children under 14 years of age if not accompanied by a custodial person until 7 p.m.
Children under 14 years of age if not accompanied by a custodial person until midnight
No access for adolescents under 16 years of age if not accompanied by a custodial person
Adolescents under 16 years of age accompanied by a custodial person until midnight
Adolescents above 16 years of age not accompanied by a custodial person until midnight
However, we would like to point out that the evening program is not suitable for children under 14 years of age. Therefore, children under 14 years of age do not have access to the monster area.
We recommend the family Sundays for our younger guests.
Here, as twilight falls, the scare factor is substantial to sufficient, even for the older children.
The event is not suitable for children who have no experience with monsters and witches and who have not been appropriately enlightened by their parents. Please always take the fears of your children seriously and discuss them accordingly.
Do children younger than 6 years pay admission?
Yes, children younger than 6 years also pay admission, because the event is permitted only for children aged 6 and over.
CHILD MINDING? MISSING CHILDREN!
Lost children will be minded by the friendly helpers of the ASB Darmstadt- Eberstadt until they are picked up. The ASB is situated in the entrance area to the castle restaurant.
DO I HAVE TO DRESS UP?
No there is no costume obligation, but many of our visitors take pleasure in dressing up. We do, however, point out that any costume components that could lead to injuries in a crowd may not be brought into the castle grounds for safety reasons.
DOES HALLOWEEN STILL TAKE PLACE IF IT RAINS?
Our monsters are ready for you at any time, come rain or snow! The drinks and food stands are protected against wind and weather. For safety reasons however, the organiser reserves the right to cancel or postpone the festival in the event of severe weather warnings.
Tickets will not be refunded in this case of “force majeure”. However, should a surplus be achieved as a result, it will be paid out to the ticket holders on a pro rata basis.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
We recommend sturdy footwear and waterproof and windproof clothing for the 800-year old cobblestones, stony moat, muddy swamp and harsh easterly wind.
CAN I BRING MY DOG WITH ME?
No. Dogs and other animals are not allowed at the festival.
CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE CASTLE?
Yes, you can bring your camera. However, we cannot accept any liability for dropped cameras or telephones.
HOW LONG IS THE CASTLE OPEN?
The last bus back to the car park leaves at about 1 a.m. after all evening events.
The last bus leaves around 7 p.m. after all Sunday events.
The castle gate is subsequently locked.