in the spring conversion service there is no converter to convert between Money and String. I tried to create one, registered it in the application context, but it is not added to the default conversion service. Furthermore I tried creating my own conversion service, but I couldn't find a way to tell thymeleaf to use my custom conversion service instead of the default one. So in the end I ended up adding the converter in the model and then using it like this:
This looks really ugly and I would love to use the conversion service, but neither spring nor thymeleaf explain how to use a custom conversion service with thymeleaf.