I have flown to Germany twice. Each time with luggage packed with EPROM burners, Z80 boards, wire, transformers....
The first time was November 9th 1989. Yes the Wall fell while I was in the air.
As I went through customs I was greeted by a nice German with a nice German Shepard and a nice machine gun. Seems my luggage was "of interest!"
I did another trip to Germany with roughly the same luggage roughly two years later. My luggage was of interest again.
Since then I have made a point of landing in Paris and driving to Germany.