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In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin

For the next four weeks the Christmas markets will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights.

In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
Visitors walk among a merry-go-round and a ferris wheel at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
Wooden Christmas ornaments await visitors at a stall at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
Visitors pause at a stall selling Christmas ornaments at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
Christmas ornaments await visitors at a stall at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
A visitor, who said she did not mind being photographed, chooses Christmas ornaments at a stall at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
Visitors walk among stalls at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
A visitor photographs illuminated Christmas stars at a stall at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
One meter-long sugar strings await visitors at a stall at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
Visitors walk among stalls at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In pictures: Christmas market opens in Berlin
A merchant selling stollen, a traditional German Christmas fruit cake loaf, allows a visitor to taste a sample at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz on the market's opening day on November 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with stalls selling mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)