On the front, the banknotes show windows and doors. They symbolise the European spirit of openness and cooperation.
The seven denominations of euro banknotes embody the shared theme of “Ages and styles of Europe” and represent the architectural styles of seven periods of European cultural history.
The twelve stars of the European Union represent the dynamism and harmony of contemporary Europe.
The bridges on the back symbolise communication between the people of Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world.
The euro banknotes were designed by Mr. Robert Kalina from the National Bank of Austria.