Prohibited items

These items are prohibited in hand baggage:

  • Liquids in containers over 100ml
  • Lithium batteries or rechargeable batteries over 100 Watt-hours (Wh)
  • Petrol and wind-proof lighters, as well as lighter refills (either on your person or packed away in checked luggage). One gas lighter per passenger is allowed to be brought on-board, but must be carried on your person. Possession in hand luggage or checked luggage is not permitted. Lighters detected in luggage will be disposed of.
  • Pressurised containers, e.g. hairspray
  • Knives with blades over 6cm
  • Nail polish remover
  • Scissors with blades over 6cm
  • Ski poles
  • Matches
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Hiking poles

A full list of prohibited items can be found on the website of the German Federal Police.

Lithium batteries or rechargeable batteries over 100 Watt-hours (Wh)

Power Banks and Batteries

Electronic devices such as smartphones or laptops should not be missing on most trips. In the case of a low battery, a power bank helps to provide more independence and as a result is an absolutely essential part of luggage for many people. But are my power bank or laptop allowed on the plane? There is not one answer to this question for all airlines. Therefore, you should get in touch with your airline in good time before your departure. Under no circumstances should these batteries have a capacity over 100Wh. More information on power banks in luggage can be found at the following link: