Articles intended for your personal use during your trip may be imported free of duties and taxes. If you reside outside Germany , the exemption of your personal effects from duties and taxes is conditional upon their re-exportation. If such articles are to remain in the customs territory, they must be presented to a customs office with an application for clearance for home use, and will then be subject to duties and taxes. If you are a resident of Germany , this exemption applies only to articles in your possession when leaving German territory.
Souvenirs and Gifts
Goods purchased abroad and carried in your personal baggage when you enter the country qualify for exemption from duties and taxes as travel souvenirs and gifts if they are not destined to be used for commercial purposes and provided they do not exceed the legal maximum limits in terms of quantity and value.
The legal maximum limit for duty exemption is 50 grams of perfume or scent and one quarter of a liter of toilet water.
If you are 17 years or older, the legal maximum limit for duty exemption is 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of smoking tobacco.
If you are 17 years or older, the legal maximum limit for duty exemption is 1 liter of spirits of an alcohol strength exceeding 22 % vol. or 2 liters of spirits, aperitifs or similar beverages of an alcoholic strength not exceeding 22 % vol. or 2 liters of sparkling wines or liqueur wines, and 2 liters of still wines, or a proportional assortment of these different products.
Coffee and Tea
If you are 15 years or older, the legal maximum limit for duty exemption is 500 grams of coffee or 200 grams of extracts, essence or concentrates of coffee preparations.The legal maximum limit for duty exemption is 100 grams of tea or 40 grams of extracts, essence or concentrates of tea or tea preparations.
Besides the legal maximum quantities of coffee, alcohol, tea and perfumes you are entitled to bring into the country duty free other products up to a total value of not more than 170,-- Euro. This provision includes foodstuffs but excludes gold and gold alloys. Fresh meat may be brought into the country in a quantity not exceeding 2 pounds.