The final was held at the TV studios in Frankfurt, hosted by Marie-Louise Steinbauer. Six songs took part and were voted on in two stages by a 7-member jury. In the first round each judge awarded 1 point to their three favourite songs, and the lowest-scoring three were eliminated. The judges were then asked to award 1 point to their favourite of the three remaining songs, and "Wunder gibt es immer wieder" was the unanimous choice. Other participants included future German representative Mary Roos and three-time Norwegian performer Kirsti Sparboe.
On the night of the final Ebstein performed 11th in the running order, following Monaco and preceding eventual contest winners Ireland. Along with the Dutch entry, the song was the most contemporary of the evening and Ebstein gave a strong, confident performance which was enthusiastically received by the audience. At the close of voting "Wunder gibt es immer wieder" received 12 points (the highest being 4 from Spain), placing Germany third of the 12 entries, albeit well behind Ireland and runners-up the United Kingdom who had scored 32 and 26 points respectively. This was at the time Germany's highest placement at Eurovision. The German jury awarded its highest mark of 4 to the United Kingdom.