I spent a few days recently in Berlin, and used my Starling Debit Card, and Apple Pay whilst there.
Hilton- No problems using card, and funds recredited after 4 days to my Starling Card…
DM Drogerie - Used Apple Pay,again accepted without an issue
KaDeWe - Steiff Teddy bear purchased with no issue (although i did gasp at my missus choice of either medium cost or expensive, im sure you can guess which she went for ! )
Hop on Off bus - remote terminal, again worked fine.
Most restaurants are cash only
We had one issue in a small shop, where I used contactless and it asked for a PIN to confirm,. which slightly through me off
Saturn, now accept cards apart from German Issued EC Cards…
The only major issue was finding an ATM, as the euronet ATM’s dont like Starling, but after seeing a few people walk away, i dont think its a starling issue.
All in all… Sehr Gut Starling Bank alles ist gut