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Migrant crisis: Some Germans wary of amount of asylum seekers entering country -

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DAVID MARK: Thousands of asylum seekers are continuing to flow into Germany through Hungary and Austria.

The German chancellor Angela Merkel says what her country is going through is breath-taking, but she says Germany can cope.

The country is expected to take in up to 800,000 refugees this year alone.

Europe correspondent Barbara Miller's been talking to some locals in Munich about how they feel about that.

BARBARA MILLER: Throughout the day, trains have arrived in Munich carrying more and more asylum seekers.

The wild clapping and huge crowds greeting the first arrivals at the weekend have disappeared, but there are still many Germans turning up offering to help.

Annette an architect from Munich has come with her two daughters who have packed bags full of toys and books to give to the children who come through.

ANNETTE: We'd like to welcome the refugees and want to show them that we are happy that they have a good place to stay and that they are safe, and I think it's important that the German people tell these people that they are happy that they are here.

Because there are other voices in Germany and there are other people who burn houses and who don't welcome these people. And, I think it's important also for my children that they see these people face to face; it's our town; it's right in the neighbourhood; it's not something in the newspapers or in the news; it's not abstract; it's real life. That's what's happening in our country.

BARBARA MILLER: Those other voices you mentioned, people who don't want to welcome these asylum seekers, do you worry those voices will become louder now more and more asylum seekers are coming into your country?

ANNETTE: I'm worried that they are becoming louder and that's why I'm standing here. That's the reason.

BARBARA MILLER: What do you make of the way your chancellor Angela Merkel is dealing with this crisis?

ANNETTE: I think on one hand she's doing very well; on the other hand I think it's too slow. I think everybody is sort of - they're trying to catching up with the situation that has just completely out of control yeah. And they are trying to catch up.

I think she has a hard stand on all Europe because not all European countries have the same opinion that she does. But I think in general she's doing a good job.

BARBARA MILLER: Anyone who comes to help is directed to a makeshift reception centre where they can hand over donations or give their time.

People are being sought who are prepared to work through the night greeting new arrivals.

Mira, an 18 year-old who has just finished school and is about to go to university, is considering it.

MIRA: I want to make their arriving easier for them and so they can start a new life here and so they feel like comfortable here in Munich.

BARBARA MILLER: And I heard you're considering doing a night shift there; are you really going to do that?

MIRA: Yeah I have got to see when I have work, but I thought about it, yeah.

BARBARA MILLER: But some Germans are wary. Manfred is a retired flight engineer says it's too much:

MANFRED (translated): People have always travelled to other countries, immigrated, emigrated, that's always happened, but within limits. In numbers that were manageable. You can't seal yourself off completely. But what's happening now this is a tsunami. This is no longer manageable.

BARBARA MILLER: Manfred says he worries about Germany opening its borders to deal with the escalating tensions in Hungary:

MANFRED (translated): Who is actually coming here? They are not all Syrians.

They come from all over the world. From Eritrea, Somalia, Mogadishu; they'll be coming from Yemen soon, the Central African Republic. I could name many more places.

Then the question is: who is coming, how many people from Islamic State are coming in? There are people coming here who are not peaceful people. And you can't control that anymore.

BARBARA MILLER: Another woman who doesn't want to go on tape stands quietly watching the scene at the station.

She says she feels so much for the people coming because her family fled East Germany when she was a young girl just before the Berlin Wall went up.

Her parents took her, but left her younger sister behind so that the authorities would believe them that they were coming back to East Germany after a visit to relatives in the West.

It was two years before she saw her sister again.

Tears well up in her eyes as she recounts the story.

It's an emotional time - not just for the asylum seekers, but also for the country receiving them.

This is Barbara Miller in Munich reporting for The World Today.