The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents. ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash. Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Germany||€ 1||€ 5||€ 10||€ 100||€ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.23||A$ 6.14||A$ 12.29||A$ 122.90||A$ 1,228.96|
|Canada||C$ 1.29||C$ 6.46||C$ 12.93||C$ 129.26||C$ 1,292.62|
|Ireland||€ 1.00||€ 5.00||€ 10.00||€ 100.00||€ 1,000.00|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.60||NZ$ 7.98||NZ$ 15.95||NZ$ 159.54||NZ$ 1,595.37|
|South Africa||R 10.70||R 53.52||R 107.04||R 1,070.37||R 10,703.71|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.83||£ 4.13||£ 8.27||£ 82.69||£ 826.86|
|United States of America||US$ 1.27||US$ 6.33||US$ 12.66||US$ 126.57||US$ 1,265.66|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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