Passenger with hold baggage
Passenger with hold baggage

Hold baggage

How to easily check in your baggage

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Terminal 1 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER will open on 31 October 2020. On 25 October 2020, Schönefeld SXF Airport will become Terminal 5 of BER. Travellers flying to and from Berlin (Schönefeld SXF and Tegel TXL airports) until then should visit to find out more about their journey.

The free baggage allowance

depends on your airline

Before heading on your journey, inform yourself of your airline’s hold baggage requirements. In addition, further safety provisions must be borne in mind. Some objects are not allowed in hold baggage at all. 

What is not allowed in hold baggage?

Certain objects are not allowed either in hand baggage or in hold baggage. In addition, a few objects are allowed only in hand baggage or only in hold baggage. As regulations may change, follow the information on the Luftfahrtbundesamt (German Federal Aviation Office) website.

We recommend: Before boarding your flight, check with your airline if further restrictions apply.

Explosive materials such as munitions, fireworks, sparklers, gas cartridges, radioactive or oxidising materials, bleaches, poisons (insect sprays), infectious or environmentally hazardous materials must not be taken.

It is not permitted to take corrosive substances and liquids (e.g. wet cell batteries, quicksilver - even as part of equipment and devices) in hold baggage. Furthermore, flammable materials and liquids as well as spontaneously combustible or active in water (e.g. varnishes, dyes or thinners) are forbidden in baggage.

Alcoholic items with more than 70% alcohol cannot be carried in hold baggage.

Electronic cigarettes must not be transported in hold baggage, but can only be carried in hand baggage. Petrol lighters and windproof lighters as well as refill cartridges must not be transported on the plane. A gas lighter is permitted per passenger, provided it is carried on the person. If lighters are found in baggage, then these will be disposed of.

Lithium-ion batteries must not be transported individually in hold baggage. Fixed batteries in electronic devices are an exception. Replacement batteries and charging devices must be taken in hand baggage.

Defence sprays and chainsaws are also not allowed in hold baggage.

Baggage claim
at BER

When you have landed at BER and left the aircraft, please follow the signs on site to the baggage claim areas. Here you will find monitors indicating on which belt you can pick up your baggage.

In T1 there is a central baggage claim area on the arrivals level (level E0) with a total of eight baggage carousels.

T2 also has a central baggage claim area which is located on level E0.

T5 has two baggage claim areas. One is located in terminal section L; the second in terminal section M Arrivals.

More information

on your baggage

Baggage tracing

Is your baggage lost or damaged?

Hand baggage

These regulations apply to your hand baggage

Oversized baggage

Where to go with oversized baggage?

Baggage storage

Where can your baggage be safely stored?

Hazardous goods

These items are forbidden in travel baggage