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German shoppers were well-prepared for the Euro.
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Practise using Euros with German Steps.

On 1 January 2002, the Deutschmark was replaced by the Euro, but did you know...?

  • German Finance Minister Hans Eichel took a starring role in the television advertising campaign for the Euro. The advert also featured Götz George, an actor famous in Germany for playing tough cops, and Ingolf Lück, a television comedian.

  • The German Euro coins reflect the history of modern Germany, with an image of the Brandenburg Gate.

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