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Who puts on the best Christmas market in Germany?

By Nik Martin

German towns and cities have for decades competed at this time of the year to put on the best Weinachtsmarkt or Christmas market.

The capital, Berlin, has more than 60 of them, spread through its many neighborhoods, and all appear to be doing a roaring trade in mulled vine and currywurst sausages.

The Christmas markets bring in billions of euros in tourism revenue, which has led many towns to try new and old techniques to attract more visitors.

Nik Martin visited one market, which has for many years done away with 21st century comforts like electricity, and is instead lit by candlelight and oil lamps.

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