Since 1st January 2002, Germany's official currency has been the Euro,
replacing the previous currency, the D-Mark.
Regulated by the Frankfurt-based European
Central Bank, it is official tender in 18 countries.
While, as a result of the Euro's introduction, there are no longer any
fluctuations between the currencies of Germany and countries such as France,
Italy, Spain or the Republic of Ireland, the UK has not adopted the Euro and
the UK pound still fluctuates against this new currency, as do all other
currencies around the world.
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The Euro countries
In case you're travelling around Europe before or after the World Cup, it will
no doubt be useful for you to know in which countries the Euro is the official
currency. The 12 primary Euro countries are as follows: