Hand luggage and checked baggage

What s allowed?

What you can take with you as hand luggage is not only a question of size and weight, but also a question of safety. Special regulations apply to liquids, blades or sprays, for example.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are substances and objects that could cause danger during a flight. Special care is required here. The Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrtbundesamt) provides detailed information on this topic.

Fireworks of any kind (including sparklers or table fireworks) may not be taken or carried in either hand or checked baggage.

Other examples of dangerous goods: Explosives, ammunition, gases, flammable solids, flammable liquids such as camping gas cartridges, knockout sprays, smoking paraphernalia (e.g. e-cigarettes, lighter refill cartridges), petrol and storm lighters, "anywhere lighters" with a blue flame. Special rules also apply to diving equipment.

Rules for lighters: Common lighters may be carried close to the body, for example in the trouser pocket. Quantity is limited to one piece per person.

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What do you have to consider with checked baggage?

The allowed size and weight of your suitcase depends on the booking class. Each airline has its own conditions. Therefore, please observe the rules of the airline! After check-in, each suitcase is x-rayed. If there is any suspicion, the luggage will be opened.

Please note: Dangerous goods may not be transported in the suitcase. The number of portable electronic devices is limited to 15 for security reasons. If there are dangerous goods in your luggage or if permitted quantities are exceeded (e.g. more than 15 portable devices), at the luggage control these items must be removed from your luggage and then disposed of. You can find more information on this at the Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrtbundesamt).

Please check in large items such as sports equipment, prams, wheelchairs, diving equipment or parasols as bulky luggage.

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