Payments in Berlin, as in all of Germany, are made in Euros. The European currency means that visitors from most EU countries can use the same currency as at home without any problems. For others, there are numerous currency exchanges and banks across the city where money can be exchanged for Euros or withdrawn from cash machines. Important: whether you are shopping, in a restaurant or at the club, Berliners prefer to pay with cash. Debit cards and major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard) may often also be used, but smaller shops and cafés might only accept cash payments. Therefore, visitors should always have some euro bills and coins on hand.
Currency exchange in central Berlin and at the airports
There are bureaux de change and Reisebank outlets at the city's major rail stations and airports where up to 100 currencies can be exchanged at competitive daily rates.
BER: Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Euro Change Daily 7.00am–10.00pm
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
Reisebank Daily 8.00am–10.00pm
Reisebank Mon–Fri 7.30am–8.00pm Sat–Sun 8.00–8.00pm
Reisebank Daily 8.00am–9.00pm
Euro Change Mon-Sat 8.00am–8.00pm
Ostbahnhof (Eastern Station)
Reisebank Mon–Fri 8.00am–9.00pm Sat–Sun 8.00am–8.00pm