Does anyone know if this refers to exchanging currency (as in going to a different country's currency) or simply paying someone (money exchanging hands)?
To swap one currency for another.
To transfer money to someone the verb is überweisen.
would "where can I exchange currency" work?
What about "Wo kann ich wechseln Geld? " ?
Would that be right ?
No, the verb comes in the end.
I agree that "currency" should work in this context since most often you would go to a "Currency Exchange" to do so!
Warum nicht "Where I can I change money?"?
Wo kann ich Geld umtauschen? Stimmt das?
Ja, durchaus. Endlich ein brauchbarer Satz! :)