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Dec 11th, 2013, 03:52 AM
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Dresden Train Station

Is there a currency exchange at the Dresden Train Station? I don't use ATMs.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 04:37 AM
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Yes there is.

Enjoy getting ripped off.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 04:39 AM
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I forgot to tell you where to go. D'h!

Change your money at the ReiseBank.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 04:40 AM
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*D'oh!
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Dec 11th, 2013, 04:51 AM
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I'm coming into Dresden by train and need to get some Euros so that I can pay the taxi to my hotel. So where is this Reisebank? I'm staying in the heart of old town.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 05:03 AM
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It is in the train station "dome hall, (underneath staircase) as well as transverse platform".

the station isn't that big so you should be able to find it easily.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 05:57 AM
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You also could get some euros in Prague.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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International trains between countries with different currencies IME may also give change in the snack bar car in euros if you pay in Czech money so czech that out en route to Dresden as a possibility.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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I will be in Prague first before going to Dresden. I will get some Czech money at the airport in Prague- if I want to get Euros where would be the best place to do that?
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Dec 11th, 2013, 07:35 AM
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ATM is "best".
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Dec 11th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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As a rule I do not use ATMs, so where would be a good place in Prague to get some Euros?
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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You might as well just go to the TRAVELEX at the airport and bend over. That's the simplest thing to do.

You might get a "better" conversion rate at a change bureau in the city but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Not that I recommend it but there are people wandering around Prague that will change money for you at better rates than the change bureau and banks, but you better know what the Euro bills are supposed to look like, ifyouknowwhatimean.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:06 AM
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I don't use ATMs

Why not? If it is because you worry about theft and access to your account by someone else, there are precautions that can be taken that are transparent: 1. open an account in a credit union that holds only your travel money for that trip in its checking account. 2. Use only ATM attached to banks, preferably found in the entry way rather than street side.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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He must have more money than sense. I wish I was wealthy enough that I didn't care about exchange rates and fees.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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OP, I would reconsider your idea of walking around Europe with a fat stack of cash in your pocket.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Lets keep the discussion polite! Can we dispense with the snide remarks and just provide some constructive advice on where to get the best exchange rate (without using an ATM).
Ok so it may not be the BEST rate- I can live with that- so what are my options. By the way I do not walk around with a fat stack of bills in my pocket.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Your choices are:

TRAVELEX
a "non-TRAVELEX" change bureau
Bank
Hotel (if you're lucky)
Random kind-hearted shopkeer
The dude in the trench coat who asks if you want to sell Dollars for Euro or Koruna

Of the things mentioned above, the dude will give you the best rate but you need to be smart and know the exchange rate and what Euro bills and Koruna are supposed to look/feel like.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Thanks- I'll go with the bank option.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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You could also "buy" korunas and Euros from your bank before you leave for your trip but I don't recommend that
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Dec 11th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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The Reisebank is in the main hall in the main train station in Dresden, not to miss. I have seen long lines there at times, though.

Do you really want to get a taxi if your hotel is right in the old town? It's not that far, even walkable (5-10 minutes probably along pedestrian zones), and the tram service is very frequent.
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