In the new Germany, Christmas markets need terror-proof tables and massive concrete barriers

Posted on December 5, 2018 11:17 am
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After the move of dressing up large cement blocks as presents in 2017 and again now, it comes as no surprised that some Christmas markets look like high security military bases.

But the country has become somewhat more creative in disguising its anti-terror measures.

In Ulm two tonne concrete birds are supposed to protect Christmas market visitors from terror attacks. One city officially commented that it was not about increasing security measures but about more “beautiful” security.

Die „Anti-Terror-Spatzen“ für #Ulm : Statt normaler Quader stehen heuer die berühmten Ulmer Spatzen aus Beton vor dem Eingang am Weihnachtsmarkt

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