Video: Oktoberfest 2012 – Our First Encounter with a German-Speaking Werewolf

This is a video I recorded shortly after we arrived at the Hannover Oktoberfest. It features a haunted house ride, at the top of which is a giant, talking werewolf.

I was entranced by the way his animatronic mouth kept opening and closing. It was hypnotic, especially because he was speaking German with some kind of ghoulish, Transylvanian accent. I don’t think Germans fully appreciate the menace their language can inflict upon American ears. There’s nothing else like it; when Americans hear a few harshly spoken German words, we know something really bad is about to happen.

But don’t get me wrong; everything about my wife is beautiful — her country, her culture… everything. It’s just that her native tongue is the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of my nightmares.

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17 responses to “Video: Oktoberfest 2012 – Our First Encounter with a German-Speaking Werewolf

  1. Egad! You’re right! It’s FAR more menacing in German!

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  2. i tell my german friend this all the time… looool. xo, sm

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  4. Werewolves – German or otherwise – rule! Great work!

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  5. Very funny!
    BTW are you watching American Shows or movies that dubbed in German?

    LG
    ~Anja~

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  6. I agree…that makes it scarier. Better you than me! I never thought they would combine the Oktoberfest with Halloween. That sounds wacky, too!

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  7. OMG – If you could see me sitting here, nodding at your blog post and laughing. You’re sooooooo right!! LOL

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