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Regional Offices and branches of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Within the framework of banking supervision, the Regional Offices monitor credit institutions and financial service providers in their respective regions.

Banks can use the Bundesbank for refinancing purposes. In order to do so they are required to deposit collateral, eg credit claims of enterprises. The Regional Offices analyse the creditworthiness of these enterprises.

The Regional Offices also organise regional events to inform the general public about issues relating to money, monetary policy and the financial markets.

The branches are subordinate to the Regional Office responsible for their region.

They supply the economy with euro banknotes and coins, and offer private customers the opportunity to exchange D-Mark banknotes and coins free-of-charge and with no fixed deadline.

Further information, such as branch addresses, opening hours and travel directions, can be obtained from the relevant Regional Office or from the following list.

Regional Offices and branches

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Additional information

DM banknotes and coins  

Exchanging DM for euro in a Deutsche Bundesbank branch © Frank Rumpenhorst / Bundesbank

You can exchange unlimited amounts of banknotes and coins free of charge at all Deutsche Bundesbank branches. This is where you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the euro banknotes.


The €5 collectors' coin "Planet Earth" featuring a blue ring makes its global debut  

€5 collectors' coin "Planet Earth"; © Bundesamt für zentrale Dienste und offene Vermögensfragen (BADV) / Photographer: Hans-Jürgen Fuchs, Stuttgart /Artist: Stefan Klein und Olaf Neumann, Iserlohn

The German government has decided to mint a €5 collectors' coin with the motif "Planet Earth", to be issued on 14 April. The coin comprises three components: An outer ring, an inner core (pill) made from base metal and an embossable blue polymer ring inserted between the ring and the core. The polymer ring is translucent and thus partially see-through. Thanks to this feature, the €5 coin is the very first of its kind worldwide.


€20 collectors' coin commemorating Nelly Sachs' 125th birthday  

€20 collector coin: "Nelly Sachs"

The German government has decided to mint a €20 collectors' coin honouring Nelly Sachs' 125th birthday. Scheduled to be issued on the 7 April 2016, the coin commemorates the first and only female German winner of the Nobel prize for Literature to date.