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MONEY - HOW DO I GET MONEY IN LEIPZIG
So you get to Leipzig and you need some money...
  • Do they have Cash Points?
  • Will your card work?
  • Can you pay for things with your Card?
Relax, the answer to all three is Yes.

I recommend getting some money changed before you leave to go to Germany/Leipzig, just to pay for Public Transport and food on your
way to the city, other than that I would not risk taking large sums, get it out of an ATM when you arrive.

The Euro € is the currency across Europe. In Germany you will find various Euro coins from across the continent, they all have the same
front although German minted coins have German national emblems on the rear. Euro Bank Notes are the same across Europe.

CASH POINTS (ATM's)
Cash points or ATM's in Leipzig can be a little hard to find at times, many are hidden away, however there is a solution, you just need to
look for the Blue and Red '
ec eurocheque' sign, there is always a Cash Machine near it. You can also look for a sign that says
'Sparkasse' (Savings Bank) on the fronts of buildings, most have cash machines.

If you are staying in a Hotel around the main Train Station you will find cash points within the station, as you enter the main front
entrance. There are numerous cash points around the city centre, just keep an eye out for the signs.

MONEY AT THE AGRA MESSEPARK
Many of the stalls at the Agra Messepark (Halle 1) will not have Credit Card facilities, a few of the bigger stores will (like XtraX and Out of
Line), but most wont. Take cash with you. If you see something that you must buy but don't have enough money then exit the Agra venue,
turn left and walk about 200 metres up the main road, you will find a Sparkasse (also useful if you are camping and don't want to go into
town). There is also a cash point in the Garage right opposite the Agra Messepark.

CREDIT CARD USE
Credit cards are not as widely used in Germany as they are in the UK or the US, not every shop will take your card, and if they do you will
need your CHIP and PIN number. And to save embarrassment if you have time to stop at a Restaurant you may need cash to pay for
your food, check the window of the Restaurant for Visa/Mastercard stickers before entering. You may also need your Passport as proof
that the card belongs to you (this is quite standar across much of Europe).
5 EURO
Classical
10 EURO
Romanesque
20 EURO
Gothic
50 EURO
Renaissance
100 EURO
Baroque and
rococo
200 EURO
Iron and glass
architecture
500 EURO
Modern 20th
century
architecture
1 CENT
2 CENT
5 CENT
10 CENT
20 CENT
50 CENT
1 EURO
2 EURO
The price of the Euro against the Pound has changed dramatically over the past few years, the chart below shows how the recession
has changed the cost of buying Euros...