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 For others, there are numerous currency exchanges and banks across the city where money can be exchanged for Euros or withdrawn from cash machines.
- 1 Euro = 100 Cents
- Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents; 1, 2 Euros
- Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
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 Berlin:
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.
Reisebank (Terminal A)
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
Ostbahnhof (Eastern Station)
Banks & Cash machines:
As well as bureaus de change, mostly situated around train stations and airports, there are branches of all major banks across the city. The opening times are convenient with many banks open the whole day, several days a week. Outside banking hours you will find cash machines on nearly every street corner. EC and credit card (American Express, Visa, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard) are usually accepted.