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The Low Down on German Currency



Currency code:


Central Bank:

European Central Bank

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Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500


1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2

The official currency of Germany is the euro - abbreviated to EUR. 1 Euro is divided into 100 cents.

The euro has been the official currency of Germany since 2002, replacing the Deutsche mark of East and West Germany.

Germany had 8 currencies in circulation periodically throughout the 20th century including the Gold German mark, German Papiermark, German Rentenmark, Reichsmark, Saar mark, Saar franc, East German mark and the Deutsche mark.

The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.

What to spend your euros on**:

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    Local bottle of beer

    3.50 EUR *

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    Affordable meal

    10 EUR *

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    Cup of coffee

    2.60 EUR *

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    Monthly train pass

    70 EUR *

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    Entry into Berghain

    15 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


Must-sees in Germany

  • The Rhine Valley
  • The Rhine is not only the most beautiful waterway in Europe, but also the most important, stretching from Switzerland, through Germany and into the Netherlands. This majestic river is best experienced in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley; a 65km section that boasts over 40 castles and 60 picturesque medieval towns to explore.
  • The Black Forest
  • Located in the southwest corner of Germany, the Black Forest is a dark, densely wooded paradise and a hikers heaven. Lush valleys, magnificent waterfalls and icy peaks are accompanied by spa resorts and ski lodges to make for a robust trip into nature.
  • Berlin
  • Berlin is a fascinating place with a tumultuous history to back up its melting pot of cultural influences. Brutalism mixes with baroque in this urban mecca. Wander the Wall, party at Berghain, enjoy a currywurst in one of Berlin’s many wonderful parks.

Buying Euro online is easy

Order Euro online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to German Currency

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  • What credit cards are accepted in Germany?

    Most credit cards are widely accepted in Germany with VISA™ and MasterCard™ being widely accepted in most outlets; and American Express and Diners are less widely so.

  • What is the symbol used for the euro?

    The symbol used for the euro is €, its code is EUR

  • What was the former currency of Germany?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of Germany was the Deutsche mark.

Read your reviews on trustpilot

Service and delivery were faultless. Exchange rates ordinary

Service and deliery were faultless. Excgange rate just ordinary.

Cecil Joseph Leo

Buying online offers savings such as…

Buying online offers savings such as fees and is very convenient. Most paperwork can be done at home prior to travelling

Jamie Gillies

Easy to order and to collect at nearest…

Easy to order and to collect at nearest post office. Efficient service.

Richard Sadler

Highly recommend

Highly recommend Best travel card easily topped up lowest rate and charges. i have tried them all.



Easy. Good rate. Highly recommend.

Hugh William Bonney

The staff at the Toowoomba Grand…

The staff at the Toowoomba Grand Central kiosk have been exceptional in their customer service to me. The whole process is simple and quite speedy as well.

Mike Wells

Easily managed online site .

Easily managed online site .. my delivery came to a closer pick up point than I nominated but did have a $10 fee which was a surprise.. but grateful for the effortless transaction ..

Annette Dorothy Keys

Friendly and helpful staff

Friendly and helpful staff

Anthony Brockman

All good

All good. Quick, efficient, helpful.


Highly Recommended

Quick and efficient pick up and ready earlier than expected.

Neil Winkcup

Very useful information from the booth…

Very useful information from the booth attendant! I was advised about Bpay.

Peter van Sloten

Great service and advice for payment…

Great service and advice for payment (Bpay).

Peter van Sloten

Not entirely satisfied with the service.

We had not received the affirmative email on the morning of collection so I called the 1800 number to verify. I was told the order was being packed and I would be able to collect now so I drove in to the collection town. The money had not yet been delivered to the outlet though they did have the payment order. of course they could not even guess when the money would arrive - money trucks do not advertise their itinerary and this is very sensible. Luckily for us the amount we had ordered was small and in GBP so the outlet found enough to give us anyway. 5 stars to the outlet: 2 stars to Travelex procedural. If the money cannot be guaranteed for pick up AM, then this should be advised at time of purchase and perhaps Sydney office should go out country to see how things really work there.



Excellent, the only place to get foreign cash, pick up from travelex or outlets to avoid the $15.00 fee from Australia Post pick ups

ester pemberton

Easy to use

Easy to use, good rate, great service, thanks!

Annette Kay Morelli

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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