The colours of the German flag were used to light up the Brandenburg Gate in honour of the victims of Monday’s deadly truck attack.
Nearby, a candlelight vigil was held as individuals reflected on the loss of life.
Many are still shocked at what happened at the popular christmas market, but most talk of unity in the face of terror.
“I think we have to send a message, we have to show that we stand together and behave normally. I hope many people send that message, that we stand together in Berlin, that we keep going to the streets and keep living as a message against this terror, wherever it comes from,” said one woman who was attending the vigil.
Candlelit vigil held at Berlin market and Brandenburg Gate – video https://t.co/02py4iivIL— Guardian news (@guardiannews) December 20, 2016
In Munich at the celebrated Marienplatz Christmas market the story was much the same although some expressed being more nervous since the attack.
“I think it makes you look around more often but we should not be hiding, we have to keep doing what we normally do and just not give in to this terror.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans not to be cowed by the attack and not to be “paralysed by the fear of evil”.
ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2016