The Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz was buzzing during the holiday weekend. It had been five days since 12 people had died after a truck had crashed into the crowds drinking mulled wine in what was Germany’s most shocking terror attack in recent times, but Berliners were determined not to be scared away from their own city.
This attitude was praised by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said she was proud of the way people had responded to the attack.
But questions remain about the attack that will remain pressing even after all the stalls selling gingerbread have packed up until next year.
The man suspected of driving the truck into the crowd, Anis Amri, is dead, after being shot by police just outside Milan in Italy.