Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 12 days europe
  2. 2 Zynev is Scam? READ Before Try It
  3. 3 Based in Burford, how to spend our time
  4. 4 If you had four months...
  5. 5 Trip Report Trip Report: a Douro river cruise and Porto
  6. 6 Day Trips out of Portland, Dorset
  7. 7 What countries to visit in Europe (50 days) for teenagers
  8. 8 GD Designs Rochdale Reviews (30)
  9. 9 Dublin Hotel Advice & Construction
  10. 10 Rail pass question
  11. 11 Looking for Tour in Italy
  12. 12 Convents in Venice
  13. 13 cell phone companys
  14. 14 Itinerary Help B&Bs
  15. 15 Trip Report The annual Ganesha procession in Paris
  16. 16 Toddler stroller - Yes or No for Switzerland trip?
  17. 17 3 days to spend in europe
  18. 18 Driving Tour - Bari to Bologna
  19. 19 Berlin restaurant recs
  20. 20 flying into Lyon..have 10 days
  21. 21 Ravello to Paestum
  22. 22 Second thoughts on Lucerne as base
  23. 23 Renting bed linens and towels
  24. 24 Hike from Muotta Naluns
  25. 25 Pre-paid International Calling Cards
View next 25 » Back to the top

Buying Euros in Germany with U.S. $'s, cheapest route?

Jump to last reply

Hi all, I've got plans in place to take my Mom, Sister, Brother-in-Law and my Niece touring Germany next month. Most of the B&Bs that we will be staying at want to be paid in local currency (cash).

I've checked numerous banks here in the U.S. and they charge anywhere from 6-10% over the exchange rate to exchange my US$ to Euros. And my Credit Card provider has stated that if I use my credit card to withdraw Euros from ATM's I not only will incur a transaction fee but will also be charged interest at the Cash Advance rate (for all purchases on the card). Therefore, I have no plans to use my card to purchase Euros but will be using it for other transactions.

I do intend to bring $'s with me from the U.S. and exchange them for Euros at a bank (Deutche Bank?), can anyone tell me if this would be the cheapest option with regard to the best exchange rate?

Thanks, Jim

29 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement