VAT Refund

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Subsequently, you can continue to check in and drop off your baggage. 

*Average, rounded refund amount including processing charges.

You can find further information from the Tax Free providers  Global blue or Tax Free Germany.