MasterCard vs Euro/MasterCard in Germany

Apr 6th, 2007, 01:09 PM
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MasterCard vs Euro/MasterCard in Germany

Hi. Hubby and I are taking our first trip to Europe in May, doing multiple cities in Germany + Prague. I've started booking hotels online and see that many identify MasterCard as "Euro/MasterCard". Having trouble finding anything about that on US banking sites, including MC. Can someone please confirm if this is a different (european issued) MasterCard and whether a MC issued by a US bank is generally accepted? Should we get another card since our MC is not Euro based? Thanks in advance.
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Apr 6th, 2007, 01:17 PM
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You do not need anything other than the Mastercard you already have.

I've never had any trouble using mine on numerous trips.

What I would do is call your CC issuer and let them know when you are traveling.
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Apr 6th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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Eurocard has always been part of Mastercard stable but continental European banks that issued it preferred to keep its own identity. While most Eurocards have been rebranded as Mastercard, I believe there are still a few issuers who retain the word Eurocard, so service establishments display 'Euro/Mastercard' to indicate acceptability.
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Apr 6th, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Eurocard is just the name of Mastercard in europe. You don;t need to do anything - the card you have is fine. But - Visa is perhaps slightly more widely accepted.

And I wold definitely take more than one card with you. We usually take 2 each and different ones - each an AmEx and one a Visa and one an MC, as well as different ATM cards.
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Apr 9th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Thank you all very much! This will make things much easier -- but we will also take more than one type of cc and be able to access more than one ATM system. Thanks again.
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