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Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 20, 2017 2:52PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel, camping or private room: €15–30
  • Up to €8 per meal or self-cater
  • Take advantage of Happy Hours and free or low-cost museums and entertainment
Less than
€100
  • Private apartment or double room: €60–100
  • Three-course dinner at nice restaurant: €30–40
  • Couple of beers in a pub or beer garden: €8
Midrange
  • Fancy loft apartment or double in top-end hotel: from €150
  • Sit-down lunch, dinner at top-rated restaurant: €100
  • Concert or opera tickets: €50-150

ATMs widely available in cities and towns, rarely in villages. Cash is king almost everywhere; credit cards are not widely accepted.

Tipping

  • Hotels €1 per bag in standard. It's also nice to leave a little cash for the room cleaners, say €1 or €2 per day.

  • Restaurants Restaurant bills always include Bedienung (service charge), but most people add 5% or 10% unless the service was truly abhorrent.

  • Bars About 5%, rounded to nearest euro. For drinks brought to your table, tip as for restaurants.

  • Taxis Tip about 10%, rounded to the nearest euro.

  • Toilet attendants Loose change.