What is a Girocard or EC-Karte?

Girocard (Girokarte or EC-Karte) is a type of debit card in Germany. You can use it to buy things and withdraw money.1

You can pay with Girocard in most stores. Many German businesses accept Girocard, but not Visa or Mastercard.

Payment methods in Germany

Sources and footnotes
  1. Stripe.com