The Frankfurt Stopover and Bows


AH member
Dec 1, 2011
Reaction score
Hunting reports

Our stopover in Frankfurt is almost 11 hours. I got a room at the Hilton connected to the Airport.

What about our bags? Since the stopover is 11 hours, we can't check the bags through to Jo Burg. Will we have any problems with the bows and broadheads going through customs/security at Frankfurt? Most of what I have found says that they will be considered sporting goods, and cause no concern. But I'm looking for personal experiences here. Thanks!

What is your final country destination. That makes a difference.
I suggest you check with your travel agent your airline.
I am going through Frankfurt to avoid Amsterdam. (Where they do care about Bows & Arrows)
I have not been yet, but everything I have read says the Germans don't care about Bows and Arrows.
I forgot to ask Hans this one on my own behalf. I must not be worried yet.
I'll let you know what he says Ben.

Forum statistics

Latest member



Latest posts

Latest profile posts

DLSJR wrote on Will Clark's profile.
You’ve got an interesting screen name. Will the Thrill provided lots of great times for me as a lifelong Giants fan. Even though I never met him, a number of buddies either duck hunted or shared a dugout with him. He’s a great guy according to those guys. Cool screen name and if that’s your real name, it’s a great one.
in-between all the bush fire, hunting and work on the hunting area its hard to find time for fishing as well
JOHNNY30 wrote on krish's profile.
is the 505 gibbs still for sell? Thanks!
William W. wrote on Grouser's profile.
I ran across a message from you a couple of years ago while I was going through old emails. I have arranged a second bison hunt in Nebraska in September 2024, about 6-years after the first, when my supply of bison meat was exhausted. My email is [redacted].
Labman wrote on Mully's profile.
If those Schells rings fare still available, I could use them. I'm willing to pay for the shipping.