Police detained and screened many of the men at the main railway station as they headed towards the centre of Cologne in western Germany, where the attacks a year earlier fuelled criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migrant policy.
Cologne police chief Juergen Mathies did not say how many of the men were subsequently allowed into the city centre but denied the the checks amounted to racial profiling.
That is why we took this clear approach."Police arrested 92 people - including 16 Germans and 10 Syrians - during Saturday night's celebrations in Cologne.
Police also installed new video surveillance cameras to monitor the station square.
This is her last day in Berlin, and her friends recommended she come here, the city's most famously hardcore and important club for electronic dance music, as a final blow-out: "Everybody was telling me you need to go to Berghain," she says. Over the past decade, Berlin has transformed into Europe's unofficial party capital, and Berghain has developed a reputation as the Mecca of clubbing.
According to a study by Berlin tourism organization visit Berlin, one-third of visitors to Berlin are drawn by the city's nightlife.
Green Party's gay rights activist Volker Beck, center, and fellow faction members celebrate with a confetti popper after German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, voted to legalize same-sex marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017.