Banking and Money Matters

Currency Exchange

In airports, train stations or other places where tourists are found, you can exchange money or cash traveler's checks at a Geldwechsel or Wechselstube (money exchange). You will need to show your Reisepass (passport) for identification purposes. You'll find the most current Wechselkurs (exchange rate) posted near the entrance or in a window.

 
Gibt es eine Wechselstube in der Nähe? - Is there a money exchange nearby?
Wie ist der Wechselkurs heute? - What's the exchange rate today?
Ich möchte [500 Dollar] wechseln. - I'd like to exchange [$500]
Können Sie mir Zehner/Zwanziger geben? - Can you give me tens/twenties?
Ich hätte gern auch etwas Kleingeld - I'd also like some change (coins).
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Other German Resources

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