Photo Gallery: Christmas Market Heresy in Germany
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Photo Gallery: Christmas Market Heresy in Germany

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Tacky Funfairs Are Christmas Markets Losing Tradition?

Purists warn that German Christmas markets are at risk of turning into something more akin to amusement parks, with rides and an atmosphere that violate their heritage. But a leading expert says the tradition is safe -- at least in western Germany.