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If you do need to exchange money, look for places that don't charge a commission.
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For example, people that have an account with Bank of America arent charged any withdrawal fee when using Barclays ATMs in the UK or Deutsche Bank ATMs in Germany.
By Rick Steves, money-wise, Europe's never been easier.