50 years of the Bundesbank
Stable money for Germany and Europe
A stable currency for Germany and Europe – this was the slogan that the Deutsche Bundesbank was using to celebrate its 50th anniversary from 1 August 2007 onwards. Fifty years have passed since the Bundesbank Act was adopted. A look back and a lot of looking to the future.
Fifty years during which the Bundesbank watched over the currency in Germany and, since 1999, along with the other central banks, has been watching over the currency of the Eurosystem. As a participant in the European System of Central Banks, the Bundesbank contributes its commitment to stability and its wealth of experience in independent central bank policy.
A reliable and stable currency is not only an advantage to the economy, but also, in particular, the general public. Otmar Emminger, a former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, expressed this aptly when he said that "price stability is not everything, but without price stability everything is nothing."
At our nine Regional Offices throughout Germany, community events were held for the general public. Here, you were be able to experience the world of money and what the Bundesbank do to maintain a robust monetary and financial system.