Climate activists sawed off the tip of the Christmas tree that stood outside the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The Last Generation protest group said two of its members used a hydraulic lift and a handsaw to cut two meters from the top of the 15-metre tree and hang a banner.
The banner read, “It’s just the tip of the Christmas tree.”
In a statement, the group said it wanted to stress that Germany is only seeing the “tip” of the climate catastrophe unfolding around the world so far.
Last Generation called on the German government to do more to fight global warming.
Criticizing such protests, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on activists to be “a little creative”.