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    Car hire Germany information

    Germany is among the countries in Europe that has dominated the continent's cultural and political scene for hundreds of years. Whatever part of the country that you visit, you will find rich heritage and attractions that will mesmerize you and keep you occupied throughout your vacation. From delectable cuisines to ancient relics of the Roman empire to the remains of the communist period, the country offer loads of sights and things to do. And you won’t be able to experience the whole of it if you don’t hire a car in Germany.

    Visiting the capital city, Berlin, by using a car rental in Germany

    Since the fall of the Berlin wall, the city of Berlin has seen tremendous changes and has become a foremost tourist destination. Apart from the famous ruins of the Iron Curtain or the Berliner Mauer, you can visit the Berliner Dome and admire its wonderful architecture. Its dome is intricately made and it is reminiscent of the splendor of the German architecture during the reign of King Frederick William IV. By paying a modest admission fee of €4, you can visit the Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Crypt here. You can also get access to the top of the dome and get picturesque views of the city of Berlin.

    Journey towards Cologne (Köln)

    When you come to Germany you have to visit the city of Cologne that offers you cathedrals and churches, which are awe-inspiring and magnificent. But don’t think that the city only offers religious sites, because it also features a vibrant and thrilling night life. You can visit numerous traditional bars called brauhaus. These bars include “Früh am Dom” and Rosebud. They will serve you the local beer called kölsch that is famous among the locals and tourists alike for its strong but delicious taste. You will find nightclubs and these traditional bars lined along the Alstadt and Salzgasse area. If you rent a car in Germany, you can also visit the clubs in the Belgische Viertel. Prominent night clubs include Studio 672 and Alter Wartesaal.

    Things to see in Munich

    The city of Munich is located south of the country and it is the third largest city in Germany. It is among the most visited cities in Germany. This can be attributed to the BMW Museum and BMW Welt located at the Am Olympia Park 2. This museum offers you a chance to see one of the earliest cars developed by the automobile manufacturing giant. Also there are a number of displays showing old footage of prototype testing and other relevant displays of BMW cars. The admission will cost you nine €9, while the admission to the BMW Welt is free of charge.

    Why you should get a car for rent in Germany

    When you get a car for hire in Germany you free yourself from using the local transportation whose routes are limited only to the popular areas and tourists attractions. By getting a rented car you will be able to plan your trip to suit your convenience and your own pace. Another good reason to use a rental car service is that you can book it online even before entering the country. You will find it waiting for you at the airport upon your arrival.

    Traffic Rules Germany

    Overview

    In towns50 km/h
    On motorways130 km/h recommended speed, watch signs
    On highways100 km/h
    Right-hand driving/left-hand drivingRight-hand traffic
    Alcohol50 mg/100 mL
    Seat belt mandatoryyes
    Child Safety SeatChild seat required up to age 12 or 150 cm.
    Obligations to carryWarning triangle and first aid kit required.
    Mobile phoneOnly hands-free telephones may be used.
    Right of WayIf no signs indicate otherwise, priority to the right. Trams always have the right of way.
    RoundaboutCars in the roundabout have the right of way.

    Specifics

    Driver´s license

    A UK driving licence is valid.

    Minimum age

    The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

    Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

    Fuel Information

    There are two options:

    1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.
    2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

    You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.

    This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.