Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU
All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.
Customs information from the Federal Ministry of Finance
European Commission - Tax and Customs Union brochure
German Customs Information
The importation and exportation of certain goods is restricted and possible only under certain conditions (e.g. previous permission). More information on the website of the German Customs Administration.