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Transiting through Germany with hunting bow and arrows

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    I emailed the Frankfurt weapons authority at transfer@stadt-frankfurt.de in regards to the transiting procedure through Frankfurt Germany with hunting bow and arrows and here is the reply email that I received:


    Hi,

    Hunting bow and arrows don't belong to the german weapon law. So you don't need a permit.

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    I wonder if the Frankfurt Police know that?

    Just one more over zealous officer I guess.
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    As to the "bow and arrow"-issues:

    Indeed, in Germany the bow is legally NOT regarded as a weapon, but as sports equipment.
    Although, on flights, it is a good idea to just go to the firearms department at the airport and declare your archery equipment as "dangerous goods".

    I did so prior to my flight to SA (and back as well), and there was no problem. In fact, I suppose they handle your baggage with greater care if there is a firearms-label hanging to it :-)

    Of course I had to pick up my bow at the firearms department and my normal travelcase at the usual conveyor belt, but who cares...

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