The Local List this week looks at the seven scariest and possibly most gruesome tales from German authors for children.
Many come from 19th Century writer Heinrich Hoffmann, who specialized in teaching children a lesson by coming up with the worst of all possible punishments.
And the Brothers Grimm were of course also German, giving the country a plethora of dark and twisted tales.
The Local has teamed up with YouTube channel, Get Germanized, to come up with some of the list.
You can see their video blogger's take on German children's stories below.