So I am planning my first international trip, and while it isn't until the third week in July I am über-excited and so it is on my mind. Not having traveled anywhere other than Mexico outside of the United States I have never had to exchange my currency (Mexicans in the border towns prefer U.S. dollars over pesos). So I need some guidance as to the best way to get US dollars exchanged to Euros. Obviously they do this at the airports, but I have heard the exchange rate at airports are not so good. Is this something I should do in the states before I go or will a bank in Munich be able to do the exchange for me and give me a better rate? I use an online checking account (for better rates) and so I do not have a local branch that I can go to. Will any bank be willing to help me for a charge? I know this might seem like silly questions, I just have never done this before and while Google might bring up results that tell where to go I am curious to hear what actual people have had success doing and what those world travelers here would suggest I do.