Find out what currency is used in Germany, tips and tricks for German currency exchange, and how you can save money on your visit with the TransferWise euro card.
The currency in Germany is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents.
When you’re buying currency for Germany, look out for the currency code EUR. And once you’re in Germany, you’ll see the symbol € used to show prices.
You’ll find Euro banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 - although the 200 and 500 EUR notes are seldom used. There are also 1 and 2 euro coins.
Cents come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.
The TransferWise euro travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to euro to spend when you’re in Germany. You’ll get the best rate for spending in euro - and can also hold and spend 50+ other currencies with the same card.
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Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the TransferWise app.
You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.
You can use your credit or debit card in most shops, hotels and restaurants in Germany's cities.
However, you'll still stumble on places which can't process card payments from time to time, so carrying euros as an alternative makes good sense.
ATMs are not hard to find in Germany, and provide a simple way to get any euro cash you need. Look for the Geldautomat signs in shopping centres, near banks or in train stations.
To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Germany, don’t forget to use the TransferWise debit card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.
Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in euro and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.
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The currency in Berlin is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents. When you’re in Germany you’ll see the symbol € written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code EUR used in exchange offices.
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