Car Hire in Germany
If you’re planning a trip to historic Deutschland and would like the freedom of exploring at your own pace with day trips or perhaps longer road trips, grab a low rate on car hire in Germany and start your holiday with a discount!
See special offers on a range of rental cars from small to mid-size to large such as Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and luxury vehicles like BMW and Audi.
Checkout discounts on rentals from big brand auto hire companies like Hertz, Avis and Europcar.
Germany has several major airports in all corners of the country, in well-known cities including Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
Having your own hire car is essential to really explore the countryside and see beautiful out of the way places that just aren’t accessible by public transport or tour buses.
Road trips in Germany
This European country has many highlights and is steeped in modern history, not to mention the rich cultural traditions stretching back to the Bronze Age.
It is possible to spend a couple of weeks making a round trip of the entire country.
- Drive along the medieval scenic Romantic Road in Bavaria and Baden- Württemberg. Stop off at the Neuschwanstein 19th century castle in the Bavarian Alps.
- Picturesque Black Forest, landscape covered with tall fir trees, in the southwest of the country, is rich in droll German culture and culinary delights. The region encompasses the town of Donaueschingen where the famous Danube River originates.
- Visit the northern city of Bremen, home to the Musicians of Bremen of the Brothers Grimm folktale of the same name. See the bronze statue of the musicians – a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster – and explore Bremen’s medieval Altstadt (old city).
- For those interested in Nazi history, there are several locations to visit, including Mauthausen and Dachau. The city of Berlin has several Third Reich museums and memorials, including the Book Burning Monument, nearby Wannsee and walking tours through the city. Visit Nuremberg, south of Berlin, and see the Nuremberg Trials Courtroom, the setting of the infamous international tribunal at the end of the Second World War.
- No matter where your road trip route takes you, you will find an abundance of picturesque scenery, delicious food, rich culture, exciting nightlife, breweries, museums, galleries and sparkling, modern cities.
Driving a hire car in Germany
- You must drive on the right side of the road, with the driver sitting in the left side of the car.
- The Autobahn (highway) in Germany does not have a speed limit. Drivers must keep to the inside lane unless overtaking and make sure to move over quickly if a faster car is approaching you from behind. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the driving etiquette.
- Any driver of a rental car in Germany must have a valid drivers license. Drivers from most non EU countries, where the licence is not in German will require a valid International Driver’s License, which includes a German translation.
- Seatbelts are compulsory and babies and young children must be restrained in an approved car seat (you can hire a seat from most Germany rental car companies).