German Currency: The Deutsche Mark (DM) was the primary currency of Germany until 2002 when it was replaced by the euro. Since 2002, the euro has been used in Germany. The euro is symbolized by the following sign: €. The banknotes are €50, €10, €5, €200, €20, €100, and €500. Euro coins include €0.01, €0.02, €0.05, €0.10, €0.20, €0.50, €1, and €2.

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  • Paying with a Bank (Debit) Card or Credit Card in Germany

The best way to cover your daily expenses during your time in Germany is to use an ATM card and withdrawal money. ATM’s are readily available in the majority of places in Germany. Many stores and restaurants also accept bank (debit) cards and credit cards as paying options.