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Useful Packing List for Germany

Useful Packing List for Germany. Almost everything needed is mentioned..

Primary list

  1. Valid passport with your student visa
  2. Air ticket
  3. Admission letter from the university
  4. All financial documentation you will require to submit to the university or immigration authorities.
  5. All original certificates and other important documents
  6. Traveller’s cheques and sufficient cash
  7. Photos – 20 Copies in different sizes
  8. Detailed directions to your university or accommodations
  9. Details of contacts (Family friends, Seniors, Personal Friends)

 Food Items:

  1. Spices (Red chilli, Turmeric, Coriander powder etc)
  2. Masalas (Sambhar masala, Rasam masala etc)
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Pickle
  5. Ghee
  6. Jaggery
  7. Tamarind
  8. Papad, Appalam
  9. Rice & other food items (For the initial few days till u settle down)
  10. Ready to eat packs


  1. Pressure cooker
  2. Spare gaskets & safety valves
  3. Electric Rice cooker
  4. Utensils
  5. Mixer (Not a must)
  6. Pan (For roasting chapatti)
  7. Roller (For rolling chapatti)
  8. Vegetable cutter (It makes the job easier but optional)

Toiletries & Medicines

  1. First aid box
  2. Prescribed Medicines
  3. General Medicines
  4. Tooth paste
  5. Tooth brush
  6. Bathing soap
  7. Washing soap
  8. Hair oil/Gel
  9. Comb
  10. Shampoo
  11. Lip guard
  12. Cold cream
  13. Scissor
  14. Nail clipper
  15. Shaving kit
  16. Cotton
  17. Dettol
  18. Iodex
  19. Zandu balm
  20. Vicks & Inhaler
  21. Band aids



  1. Pocket Size Dictionary (German To English & English To German)
  2. Photos of deities
  3. Needle & Sewing thread
  4. Buttons & Hooks
  5. Small Umbrella optional
  6. Some Books for reading
  7. Get a good haircut. Haircuts here cost around € 10 a pop
  8. Take a crash course in driving(Indian driving licence is valid up to a period of six months from the date of your arrival.
  9. Get your medical exam done. Check your eyesight and visit your dentist.
  10. Specks With Box – ( 1 Spare) if needed
  11. Reading glass prescription if any
  12. Brief Case
  13. Hand Bag
  14. Bed Sheet
  15. Small Lock & Key
  16. Shoulder College Bag (medium size)


Clothes & Accessories:

  1. Jacket
  2. Sweater
  3. Thermals
  4. Neck Shawl
  5. Woollen Socks & Gloves
  6. Formal & casual clothes/dresses
  7. Shorts & Night wear
  8. Inner wears
  9. Bath Towel
  10. Small Hand Towel
  11. Hand Kerchiefs
  12. Shoe Polish with Brush
  13. Formal Suit with tie
  14. Formal Shoe
  15. Sports Shoe
  16. Socks
  17. Bathroom Slippers
  18. Wrist Watch & Wallet
  19. Belt
  20. Travel waist pouch
  21. National attire. There will be occasions where you might need to or might like to wear traditional attire, so pack a set or two.
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  1. Laptop with complete accessories if any
  2. Music player
  3. Digital camera
  4. Electrical converter (See image below)
  5. Scientific Calculator
  6. Mobile, Charger, Ear Phones
  7. Software CDs
  8. Entertainment CDs
  9.  Electrical Converter, Electrical SocketHand Luggage.


How Many?

Passengers are now permitted to carry more than one item of hand luggage through security. You will, however, need to check with your airline before arrival at the airport. Some airlines will only allow you to carry one item of hand baggage, and the weight and size allowances differ between airlines.


How Much?

Cabin baggage must be no bigger, including wheels, handles and any side pockets, than:

  •  56 centimetres tall (22 inches)
  •  45 centimetres wide (17.7 inches)
  •  25 centimetres deep (10 inches)

Check with your airline as some have further restrictions on the size of bags.


What’s Allowed?

  • All items of luggage which do not fit in the permitted cabin baggage size must be checked in to be placed in the aircraft hold.
  • Musical instruments which do not fit in the permitted cabin baggage size are allowed as a second item of cabin baggage; they will need to be screened and passengers should check with their airlines if special arrangements (e.g. purchasing an extra seat) for these large instruments will be required.
  • Laptops will need to be removed from your bag at Airport and screened separately in the trays Provided.
  • Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted but will be screened.



  • Some liquids (e.g. gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and other liquid-based items) are now allowed through airport security check points. The following restrictions apply to the quantity of liquids:
  • Liquids may only be carried in containers no greater than 100ml. These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm).
  • The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag must be sealed.
  • Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination.
  • Liquids that cannot be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into the hold luggage and checked in. Liquids of any amount can still be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold.
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Please note ‘Liquids’ include:

  •  All drinks, including water, soup, syrups
  • Creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, lip gloss or lip balms, mascara etc.
  • Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foam and spray deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpastes
  • Gels, including hair and shower gel
  •  Any other solutions and items of similar consistency
  • There are two exceptions to the above rules:
  •  Baby food needed during the flight;
  • Medicines needed during the flight.

You should always check the exact hand luggage restrictions with your airline prior to packing.


Checked-in baggage:

  • Following Articles not accepted in checked-in baggage:
  • Cash, Securities
  • Jewellery, precious metal, precious and semi-precious stones
  • Computer, camera, Video camera, Cellular phone and any other electronic or technical appliances and their accessories
  •  Official, Business or Private documents
  •  Travel or other identity documents
  •  Keys
  •  Liquid (except: acid battery of a wheel chair)
  •  Medicine
  • Pieces of art and fine arts
  • Perishable items


Prohibited Items

  • Scissors
  • Razor blades
  •  Knives with blades of any length
  •  Household cutlery
  •  Tools
  •  Knitting needles
  • Replica guns (metal or plastic)


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