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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.


2015 €10 collector's coin "1000 Jahre Leipzig" ("1,000 Anniversary of Leipzig")  

2015 €10 collector's coin "500. Geburtstag Lucas Cranach der Jüngere" ("500th Birthday of Lucas Cranach the Younger")

The German government decided on 20 August 2014 to mint a €10 collector's coin bearing the name "1000 Jahre Leipzig" ("1,000th Anniversary of Leipzig") in July 2015. This coin commemorates the 1,000th anniversary of the first mention of Leipzig, a city famous for its civic engagement and for its peaceful revolution as well as being one of Germany's main economic, scientific and cultural centres.