Tips & Hints
Currency, banks and money exchange
The official currency of Germany is the EURO.
As well as bureaus de change, mostly situated around train stations and airports, there are branches of all major banks across the city. The opening times are convenient with many banks open the whole day, several days a week. Outside banking hours you will find cash machines on nearly every street corner.
It is recommended to change money in a bank or take cash out of ATM machines, which are plentiful in Berlin and every larger town.
Most German goods and services include a value-added tax (VAT), called Mehrwertsteuer (or MwSt), currently set at 16%.
Berlin lies between oceanic and continental stamped climate. The weather in October is usually pleasant, with temperatures usually ranging between 9°C and 18°C.
Tipping is not a requirement. However if you had good service a 5% to 10% tip would be considered polite.
International code +49
City code- 30
Frequency: 50 Hz
Plug: C & F