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24. Other

24.1. Currency and Rate Of Exchange

The German currency is the Euro. The current exchange rate (December 2007) is approximately 1 Euro = 1.47 US $ and 1 US $ = 0, 68 Euro. Currency exchange facilities are readily available in banks, hotels and within the meeting venue.

24.2. Official Language

The official language in Germany is German. However, English is generally spoken and understood in hotels and restaurants.

24.3. Weather and Time Zone Information

In May, temperatures in Bonn range between a maximum of 20°C in the daytime and a minimum of 8 C at night. The time zone is two hours ahead of GMT.

24.4. Electricity

The voltage and frequency in Germany is 230 volts, 50 Hertz flat pin.