I will be traveling to Germany in a couple weeks and have a checking account through Bank of the West, which I believe is part of the BNP Paribas Group. After reading several topics on here it seems like the best route for acquiring Euros is to just visit a ATM upon arrival. I was told by Bank of the West that if I went to a BNP Paribas ATM there would only be a 1% transaction fee, otherwise a 2% fee on any Mastercard atms. Does anybody know if there are BNP Paribas ATM's in Germany? We will be arriving in Frankfurt, so I assume there are plenty of atm's just wondering about the availability of a BNP Paribas one?
Ordering Euro's through Bank of the West doesn't seem like the best way, as they have a $17 per order charge, plus the rate of the third party company that they go through, which I expect is higher than the going interbank rate.
Thanks for any help or recommendations!