The 'wash tub' symbol indicates that wet washing is possible. It applies to both hand and machine wash. The numbers in the wash tub correspond to the maximum wash temperatures. A bar under the symbol requires a milder wash e.g. gentle washing or lower machine filling. A hand in the symbol recommends hand wash only.
The symbol for chlorine bleaching is to be observed in the case of stain removal at home or for a treatment in a commercial laundry. Chlorinate is not common in Germany.
The points in the symbol indicate the maximum temperature. 3 points correspond to 200°C, 2 points 150°C, one point 110°C.
The letters recommend cleaning and stain removing medium. A line under the symbol of the cleaning drum indicates a limit in the mechanical stress, added moisture or temperature.
Lined garments with inserts e.g. lady's and men's suits, jackets and coats are typically chemically cleaned.
The points shown in the symbol of the drying drum indicate the drying stage. Two points correspond to normal drying, one point for gentle drying. Caution, the symbol does not indicate any shrinkage in the dryer.
Fabrics not suitable for tumble drying are usually wool, silk, polyacrylic and non-woven knitted fabrics without special marking.