Auction of lost property / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The following applies to all lost property: If neither owner nor finder are interested in the lost property, the municipality acquires ownership after 6 months and the lost property is released for auction. Items purchased at the auction belong to the buyer definitively. If possible rights of ownership of the object are asserted in the course of an auction, the object found is removed from the auction in order to clarify the ownership situation. After proof of ownership has been provided, the item will be handed over to the owner. The auctions in the lost property office are announced under www.bremerhaven.de and in the daily press. Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay by EC card at an auction. Auctioned items will only be handed over against cash.