Gold bars and cash found under tree in Berlin

A passer-by handed the find into a police station

Gold bars and cash found under tree in Berlin

Image via @polizeiberlin on Twitter

An unsuspecting man discovered a small fortune when he found a bag of gold sitting under a tree in the German capital Berlin.

The bag was filled with 22 gold bars said to be worth about €30,000 and some €3,500 in cash.


The man handed the find into a police station.

The bag was left just outside a bank in the Neukoelln district.

Berlin police say it has since been reunited with its owner, who put the bag down to lock up his bike and then simply forgot about it.

They posted on Twitter: "Amazing what you can find under a tree in Neukoelln... An honest finder turned in the briefcase with 3,500€ and gold to our station."

Additional reporting: IRN