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If you are planning an event in Berlin, it is crucial to be aware of the inherent security risks in Germany’s capital. These risks include potential terrorist attacks, organized crime through Arab-clans, violent biker groups and so-called “rockers” groups, as well as organized criminal gangs from Eastern Europe. There is also the risk of mugging, pickpockets, “snatch and grab” and counterfeit currency.
Threats and attacks in several European cities have left many areas of Europe on a high level of alert. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks, and Berlin may also be targeted at any time. With its storied history, Berlin, Germany’s capital, is a special destination for tourists from all over the world. Berlin’s attraction is not only recognized by visitors, but also by those who might intend to harm others.
Half of the “dangerous” Islamists in Germany are no longer considered a threat, German federal police agency (BKA) announced in 2017. However, the other half of those Islamists classified as dangerous pose a high risk. The German police and intelligence agencies use the word Gefährder (risk person) to describe Islamists who they believe have the potential to carry out acts of terror. The German Police Union (GdP) believes that a completely secure surveillance system for Islamist extremists is impossible to achieve. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets / shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major events, educational institutions, airports and other public areas. The horrific Christmas market attack in 2016 was the last Islamic terrorism incident in Berlin. A truck was commandeered and driven through a crowded Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz, claiming 12 lives and injuring dozens more.