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Germany : Currency

The Euro
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. 

Euro banknotes

Fluctuating rates

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:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Spain

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