Source: The Local
The Bundesbank relocated some 216 tonnes of the precious metal to its headquarters in Frankfurt last year, including 111 tonnes from New York and 105 from Paris.
That amount was a slight increase over the 2015 total of 210 tonnes, while 2014 saw 120 tonnes moved and 2013 just 37 tonnes.
During the Cold War, the Bundesbank kept much of its reserves outside the country for fear of Soviet invasion.
Scares that there might be less gold in the foreign vaults, that the ingots stored abroad might be tampered with, or that Germany might not be able to retrieve its gold have long been a feature of politics.
But the Bundesbank finally launched a relocation programme after authorities demanded more transparency about how much gold it held and where during Europe’s debt crisis.
Its plan calls for the majority of the stock to be held in Germany by 2020, including all of the bank’s remaining gold in Paris.