The Christmas market in Nuremberg is one of the most famous in Germany. This year, it has opened amid tightened security. Police will be conducting bag and ID checks. Authorities say the terror threat is higher in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Cities across Europe are reeling from deadly terrorist attacks. While they're relatively new in Europe, terror attacks have long been a reality in cities in Asia or Africa. How can cities be made safer?
Changes proposed by a Berlin politician include new criteria on who poses a security threat. Before the attacks in Paris, Brussels and Berlin, those with petty criminal records weren't considered a security risk.
Christmas in Europe? Germany's holiday markets quickly come to mind. After the attack on a market in Berlin, we look at the centuries-old history and meaning of Christmas markets for Germany.
Germany's domestic intelligence service, responsible for combating terrorism and espionage, is often criticized, but then again, it's an easy target. Still, DW's Marcel Fürstenau considers the agency indispensable.
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