An employee at the station had found the rucksack on Sunday afternoon and was shocked to discover that it contained €34,000 in cash and a further €10,000 in a savings book.
Police were informed and were able to confirm the ownership of the contents.
The man from Rhineland-Palatinate arrived at the station on Wednesday – the day of his 92nd birthday – to receive what was surely a very welcome birthday surprise.
The size of the find seems to be quite extraordinary.
“I have been doing this job for 15 years and I have never heard of such a huge amount of money being found,” a federal police press spokesperson told The Local.