You can exchange unlimited amounts of the banknotes and coins listed below indefinitely and free of charge at all Deutsche Bundesbank branches during counter opening hours. The official euro conversion rate is EUR 1 for DEM 1.95583
- Banknotes and coins from the Bank deutscher Länder (BdL) – with the exception of the 50 Mark BdL note II (green), issued in 1948 (exchange stopped on 15 March 1951)
- Bundesbank banknotes (banknote series BBk I/Ia and III/IIIa)
- Federal coins denominated in Deutsche Mark or Pfennig – with the exception of the 2 DM coin first issue (1951, withdrawn from circulation on 1 July 1958)
The 50 Mark BdL note mentioned above can be submitted together with an application for reimbursement (only available in German) to the National Analysis Centre at the Bundesbank's Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland Regional Office or to any other Bundesbank branch.
Banknotes and coins that were issued prior to 20 June 1948 can no longer be redeemed or exchanged into euro.
It is also possible to send DM cash to the address below. We must emphasise that if you send cash in this manner, you do so at your own risk and that information on permissible deliveries in Germany and abroad can only be obtained from the relevant delivery companies.
Exchange of DM banknotes and coins at the following address:
Please note the following:
When sending us your DM cash, please use the form attached below and enclose a copy of your valid identity card or passport (front and back).
For domestic customers, the equivalent amount in euro is credited to the account provided.
Please use non-resealable packaging and abstain from using address labels. The sender must be specified on the envelope.
EU standard credit transfers can be executed only if the fields "SWIFT-BIC" (Bank Identifier Code) of the beneficiary's bank and "IBAN" (International Bank Account Number) of the beneficiary are filled in correctly. If these data are missing, customers from abroad receive a collection-only cheque for the equivalent amount in euros.
Form Exchange DM - EUR - Please complete the form online and then print it out. It is not possible to save the completed form as a file.
If you wish to send €15,000 or more worth of DM cash to our Mainz branch from Germany or another country, please contact us beforehand
Tel.: +49 6131 377 200