Iraqi refugee in Germany turns in lost 14,000 euros
Police said on Tuesday that a 78-year-old woman had accidentally left the bag behind on the train.
German law requires a reward representing 3 percent of the value for expensive items found and returned. Items found on public transit system are eligible for a smaller reward of 1.5 percent.
Germany has since 2015 taken in more than one million migrants and refugees, most from predominantly Muslim countries.
This has stoked a xenophobic backlash and boosted the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party, which has attempted to link the influx to a heightened threat of terrorism.
Meanwhile, Germany recorded over 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, according to a February interior ministry report.