This page contains general information about Germany and Euro. I hope it will be of use to anyone who is planning a trip.

Your first step in planning your trip is to convert your national currency to Euro. You can convert your national currency to the Euro at either your local bank or at an airport currency conversion table.

You should remember that some airport tables are not available 24/7. If the amount of your converted currency differs from your local currency, don’t be surprised. The Euro has seen remarkable growth in recent years.

Another option to get Euro while traveling in Germany is to use your ATM Card. You can find an ATM in any bank. Although most ATMs accept foreign ATM cards (not all), they are not all open to foreign ones. An ATM card that is not accepted will prompt the user to enter a new one. Your card provider may charge you a foreign ATM fee of between 2 and 4 dollars per transaction.

Be careful not to be completely dependent on your foreign card. A lot of businesses in Germany do accept American/British/etc. While credit cards may be accepted in large numbers in Germany, they aren’t as common as in your Country. VISA is accepted at many gas stations, but it is only accepted at a few restaurants.

It’s a good idea for you to bring Euro cash with when you travel on the German economy. Some American based companies/restaurants take U.S. Dollars. All McDonalds restaurants in Germany, for example, take American Dollars.

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