If you are a non-EU citizien, you can shop tax-free in Germany. You will receive a VAT refund as soon as you leave the European Union (EU).
Provided you are a non-EU citizen, you can save taxes of up to 12.6 percent*. The refund is applicable to purchases done in shops with the TAX FREE logo. You must also obtain a tax free voucher from the shop. Please attach the tax free voucher to the original bill.
How to get a VAT refund:
- Proceed to the customs desk on the Arrivals level in Terminal C before departure. Hand over the original bill and the voucher. Your voucer will receive a customs stamp.
- Proceed to the TAX FREE DESK (open 6 a.m. through 9 p.m.) in the Airport Service Center (Arrivals level, Terminal B), where you will receive the export certificate. You can receive the refund either in cash or on your credit card.
- Subsequently, you can continue to check in and drop off your baggage.
*Average, rounded refund amount including processing charges.