Like everything - except Crete, Nebraska -, Germany's ZDF is just around the corner from where I live.
Today, I appeared as the Halloween shocker on Germany's No 1 prime time television newscast.
Dieter Tschorn, a public relations consultant for the German Toy and Novelty Retailers Association and self-proclaimed "father of Halloween in Germany," [...] said he introduced Germany to Halloween in 1991 when the state cancelled celebrations for Carnival due to the Gulf War. "The industry was forced to find a way of making up the losses. Halloween was chosen," he said. [...]
The popularity of Halloween, which is now celebrated by a fifth of Germans, according to a YouGov poll, has sparked debate over the Americanization of German culture.
Read the entire account of how Halloween is faring in Germany.
Frankly, to me, Halloween in Germany feels misplaced and alien, but only because it is such a recent import, and I am an old man. In a number of years the event will feel perfectly natural.
See also Halloween for the Ignorant.