My first Taucks tour and I'm going on the Romantic Germany trip. For those who have been on this tour, what is the currency most commonly used? When traveling to the Holy Land I could use USD and credit cards. If I need to get EUR, is it best to do this before I leave or withdraw cash as needed from ATMs in Germany? Thanks for all your help. Germany has been #1 on my bucket list and looking forward to it!
Enjoy your trip!
Oh, wait!!! You asked about currency, and I got off on a tangent! The Euro is the currency used, and I don't think anyone accepted US dollars. Credit cards are accepted everywhere, although, someone in our group ran into a "chip card" problem in one of the smaller towns (it was needed and she didn't have it).
We never get currency ahead of time since we hate to spend the extra fees for cash advances. Somehow, there are always ATM's around. They are very plentiful in Germany. You could even use one prior to exiting the airport. We didn't use one there, but there was one within walking distance of the Frankfort Hotel.
U$ are accepted almost everywhere, but you may pay poor exchange rates. If yo use US$, have clean, un-ceased money as my small stores won't take "dirty" money. By the way, most US banks don't have crisp dollars on hand (except at Christmas time). so ask a friendly teller to save some for you.
In some countries, it is hard to find an ATM that uses English.