Weather and security worries keeping people away from Christmas Markets
Some traders at Christmas Markets around the country are blaming the increased security measures and fears of a terror attack for lower takings this year.
A spokesman for traders in Basel says the sight of concrete bollards and heavily armed police is keeping people away. Takings are down around 30% he says.
In Bern the traders are more relaxed about the security. The bollards are decorated to make them look like Christmas presents.
In Zurich, it was decided not to use bollards - but there is still a heavy police presence. Even so, numbers visiting the market is down ths year. But Katja Weber from the Christmas market is blaming the poor weather for the lower attendance - not the terror threat.