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Car Hire Germany

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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee

    In the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we will refund the difference.

  • No Fees

    No cancellation or amendment fees and no credit card fees.When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.

  • No Hidden Extras

    No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included.

Hertz in Germany

Germany is a country that will always surprise you. Every region has a different character to savour, and unique adventures to experience. One day you could be driving through the mountainous hills and valleys of the Black Forest, the next walking the colourful streets of historic Berlin. In Germany, the old mingles with the new and it feels like progression is always on the horizon.

We have pick-up points across the country, including in the major cities like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, as well as at all the main airports, with numerous locations in each city.

A trip to Germany should be filled with excitement and discovery, whether you’re here on business or on holiday. It’s why we make sure hiring a car is as simple and hassle free as possible, leaving you with more time to explore.

A quick guide to Germany

The blend of contemporary and historic is part of what makes Germany such an interesting place to visit. By hiring a car you can explore it all, from the fashionable city of Düsseldorf to the historic Frankfurt, famed for its Christmas markets. Whichever road you take will give you the chance to see more of the incredibly varied landscape that makes Germany so unique.

A deep history

The architecture of many cities in Germany mirrors their histories, and there’s a feeling that each one has its own story to tell. Gothic architecture with its winding spires and turrets is best demonstrated by the Kölner Dom which sits on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne. The enormity of the building is awe-inspiring. Step inside and you’re swept away by the magnificence of its opulent interior.

A visit to Berlin isn’t complete without a trip to the Brandenburg Gate. Inspired by the Athenian Acropolis, it is symbolic of all that the country has been through in its long history and draws visitors from across the globe all year round.

A changing landscape

The Moselle Valley is a mix of rolling hills and fairytale castles that epitomises traditional Germany. It’s considered to be one of the most romantic places in the country and is the meeting place of three countries: Germany, France and Luxembourg.

If you’re looking to hit the slopes then Germany has plenty to offer. Nebelhorn has 12km of slopes for everyone from professionals to beginners. The panoramic view from the top is incredible, and you can take in the full splendour of the surrounding area.

Pretzels and schnitzels

German cuisine is part of the adventure, so make sure you bring a good appetite. Here, the emphasis is on simple flavours and high quality ingredients. A German staple is schnitzel, which is a tasty fried meat – typically chicken or veal. Don’t miss a dessert of traditional apple strudel either. Bite into crisp pastry crust and warm, sweet apple filling – and enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream.

A celebration of great beer but also great food, Oktoberfest is held every year in September in Munich. Explore the street food markets and fill up on pretzels and flavoursome weisswurst sausage served with sauerkraut. If you’re feeling more adventurous, the Schweinshaxe is worth a try – a juicy pork knuckle wrapped in crispy skin, it’s a traditional Bavarian treat.

A peek at the future

There’s a real buzz in Germany, a feeling of optimism for the future and the confidence to innovate. Across the country there are buildings that capture a vision of the future, such as Ludwig Erhard Haus in Berlin. Explore the striking architecture of this award-winning steel structure and its positively futuristic interior. Hop into one of the capsule lifts to make your way from floor to floor.

Wherever you want to be, from the modern capital of Berlin to the traditional rustic Bavarian villages, car hire in Germany is the best way to get you to your next incredible experience.

Driving in and around Germany

Germans are renowned for their attention to detail and their roads are no exception, making driving through the country a real joy. The landscape is incredibly scenic and shifts seamlessly between dark forests and bright river valleys to the snow-tipped mountains of the Bavarian Alps, and even neat rows of vineyards.

If you’re travelling between cities and major towns in Germany then it’s likely that you’re travelling on the autobahn. The country’s main highways,  they’re the fastest way to travel around Germany. For example the A24 can take you from Berlin to Hamburg in less than three hours.

Well-known for having no enforced speed limit, it’s still recommended that you stick to around 130km/h. Pay close attention to signage as certain areas do have limits and are monitored by cameras.

Make a road trip part of your visit and travel on the Romantische Strasse or ‘Romantic Road’ – a 354 km route in the south of Germany that weaves its way past fairytale castles, expansive forests and quaint rustic towns that are ideal for a pit stop. It’s a mesmerising journey that will give you a true flavour of traditional Germany.

When travelling by car in Germany there are a number of items you’re required to have  including a first aid kit and two high visibility vests. We know the rules of the road in Germany well and will be happy to advise you to make sure you have everything you need to travel safely in the country.

To find out more about driving in Germany and the rules you need to comply with, click here

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With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***

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