Trick Or Treat!
If your sweet tooth isn’t quite satisfied by German candy, hightail it out to the southwestern district of Zehlendorf on Halloween. Near U-Bahn station OskarHelene-Heim is former U.S. Army housing that is still home to a community of Americans and has become ground zero for trick or treating in Berlin. Even the German neighbors, formerly dismissive of the custom, are happy to hand out real American sweets on All Hallows’ Eve, and there aren’t too many places in the city where this is the case. For even more Halloween festivities, check out the Botanical Gardens just down the road (Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, www.bgbm.de). Inside the lush grounds, the spookiest day of the year is cause for a family-friendly celebration that includes scary stories, children’s theater, crafts, games, face painting, and lots of pumpkin. This year’s festivities will take place on 26 October from 11am until 6pm.