European Central Bank

Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Telephone +49 69 1344 0
Fax +49 69 1344 6000 
Email [email protected]
Website www.ecb.europa.eu
Twitter   @ecb
YouTube www.youtube.com/user/ecbeuro
Office hours 0830 - 1730

Brief History

The European Central Bank (ECB) was established on 1 June 1998 and took over responsibility for monetary policy in the euro area, comprising 11 countries in Europe, on 1 January 1999. The 11 countries were Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ir