Findings Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
If you have found a valuable object (i.e. with a value of more than 10.00 euros), you must surrender it. A find display is recorded. The find, the location and the time of the find as well as their personal details are recorded. Storage and auction The lost property office is obliged to store found objects for at least 6 months. If the owner does not report within this time, you are entitled to the found item as the finder. If you do not exercise this right or if the found objects are objects found in public buildings or means of transport, the city or municipality itself becomes the owner of the property. These finds will then be auctioned to the public at longer intervals after prior notice by the lost property office. The proceeds of the auction go to the municipality's budget.
Section 967 BGB - Right of Finding: Obligation to Deliver