Dangerous goods

You may not take these items along

For safety reasons, the laws of all countries prohibit the transportation of the following items in your checked-in or carry-on baggage:

  • Briefcases with built-in alarm devices
  • Explosives, fireworks, flares
  • Pressurized containers containing irritant gases, self-defense sprays, camping gas
  • Containers with flammable liquids such as lighter fuel, paint, varnish, cleaning agents
  • Items that ignite easily, such as matches
  • Substances that emit flammable gases upon contact with water
  • Oxidizing substances, such as bleaching powder, peroxides
  • Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances, such as quicksilver, bacteria and virus cultures
  • Radioactive materials and items
  • Corrosive substances, such as acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries
  • Strongly magnetic materials
  • Petrol-operated equipment and tools that have contained minimal amounts of petrol (e.g. for test purposes)
  • Electro shock weapons, such as tasers

Taking one lighter is permitted if:
  • It is for personal use
  • It is filled with fully absorbed liquid fuel

Forbidden are:

  • All lighters in checked-in baggage
  • Gas and storm lighters
  • Lighters filled with unabsorbed fuel
  • Butane lighters and cigar lighters
  • Lighter fuel
  • Fuel refills


Special regulations apply to the transportation of ammunition. You can find out about them at any Lufthansa Airport Ticket Teams.

Arms and ammunition must be packed in two separate bags. If necessary, a baggage box has to be used to separate both items. Arms must be discharged.

Carriage of dangerous goods

To ensure the maximum safety of everyone on board, passengers are prohibited from taking hazardous objects onto the aircraft. However, under certain circumstances an exception will be made to this rule:

Information on the carriage of dangerous goods

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