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The surprising thing in Germany is just how many restaurants, fast food outlets, entertainment venues and shops refuse to take credit and debit cards.  Despite being one of the most technologically advanced country in the world, people pay principally with cash, having a very strong desire for personal anonymity and a belief in the power and security of physical cash. Retailers and other businesses have a strong aversion to the banks’ and card schemes’ retailer charges (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) and their delays in refunding the retailer for their customers’ card payments.


TIP: Always have a good amount of cash with you, and never assume that a restaurant or shop will accept card payments, especially in Berlin.

Currency:

GERMANY (Euro) Germany

Big Mac Price:

4.77

Coffee Price:

2.3

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The surprising thing in Germany is just how many restaurants, fast food outlets, entertainment venues and shops refuse to take credit and debit cards. Despite being one of the most technologically advanced country in the world, people pay principally with cash, having a very strong desire for personal anonymity and a belief in the power and security of physical cash.

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Tip

Always have a good amount of cash with you, and never assume that a restaurant or shop will accept card payments, especially in Berlin.

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