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Wherever you land in Germany after the short flight from the UK you can take in its scenic splendour and beautiful big cities with Expedia’s easy–to–arrange car hire.
From the dunes that skirt the northern coast you can head off into the brooding, mysterious forests that dominate the centre of the country. Along the way there are serene valleys filled with rivers, orderly vineyards and the rugged romance of Alps.
Turn off the Autobahn, park up and enjoy the epic, changing landscapes that make hiring a car in Germany such an adventure.
Yet, driving through Germany is not all about the nature: there’s plenty of cultural treats to explore too.
Picture–perfect castles can be found in fairy–tale settings of half–timbered houses whose window boxes are filled with colourful blooms. From such rural idylls the excitement of Germany’s cities is never too far away. Rent a car in Berlin, Hamburg or Munich to take in everything from cutting–edge art galleries, world–class museums, delightful opera and risqué cabaret. Cruise the streets at night for fine dining options and vibrant nightlife, and – by day – you’ll be driving past Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectural masterpieces competing for your attention with modern classics.
Expedia partners with a vast network of car hire service providers all over Germany. This means that there is always a convenient location to pick up your car from, and to drop it off when you have finished touring.
If you are flying in to Germany car hire is available from all its major airports, including Hamburg Airport, Dusseldorf International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport and Stuttgart’s Echterdingen Airport.
You can rent a car from many other locations within Germany’s towns and cities, as well. And, should you wish to end your car hire in another location to where you started, this is usually possible, as all our partners offer nationwide coverage.
Booking your rental car in Germany couldn’t be easier. A simple search lets you select the best deal, at the most convenient location. You can book your car online and all you need do is pick up the keys when you arrive and off you go.
You’ll find a great choice of hire cars available. For those travelling to Germany on business there are stylish executive cars and, for those travelling on a budget, a range of economy–class cars are available. Families and larger groups can relax in spacious SUVs as they look out for the best picnic spot to pull over for.
When we return your search results for car hire deals in Germany we poll many providers to ensure that the best prices are always available to you.
You can easily find the cheapest price for your car hire and save both time and money arranging your transport.
Germany’s capital has survived being split into two and emerged as a glamorous, vibrant destination that manages to be laid–back and intense at the same time.
For all its contemporary culture there’s a palpable sense of history to explore, with the Berlin Wall, Nazi headquarters and Prussian palaces all vying for your attention.
As wonderful as Berlin is, the surrounding state of Brandenburg is ideal to discover by hire car. Lakes, canals and waterways cut through large areas of biosphere preserves and nature parks. Drive to Potsdam to admire the stunning palace of Sanssouci – often known as the ’German Versailles’. As the flip–side of this cultural achievement you can also consider the inhumanity of recent history at the former Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen.
Hamburg may not exactly be ’the gateway to the world’, as Germany’s biggest port likes to claim, but it certainly offers those who hire a car a fantastic gateway to Germany.
Indeed, immediately on its doorstep are many charming historical towns, magnificent castles, and breathtaking landscapes within an hour’s drive.
The city of Schwerin is a picture–perfect marriage of natural and architectural beauty. The majestic Schwerin Palace is seated between two lakes and surrounded by luscious gardens.
The salt town of Luneburg is no historical slouch, either. Its thousand–year history is clearly on display in its beautiful Old Town that is crammed with thermal baths, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants amid its historic gabled buildings.
Another nearby medieval jewel is Bremen. Famous for the Bremen Town Musicians of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, an inevitable sense of magic pervades the town.
Drive along the East Frisian coast that surrounds Bremen to discover its equally magical landscapes of peat bogs and tidal flats filled with call of wild birds. birdlife and blustery bike rides by the sea, you’ll especially enjoy visiting and islands, ideally suited to slowing down the pace and immersing yourself in nature.
Cologne’s famous cathedral has twin spires dominating its skyline. If you can take your eyes off them make sure you feast them on the city’s museums and galleries – among the best in Germany.
Before you head south in your rental car to Frankfurt, Munich and the Black Forest take some time to just wander through the city. You’ll stumble upon an ancient Roman wall, medieval churches, avant–garde structures and the height of postmodernism in the quarter by the Rhine.
From ancient fairy tales to postmodern quarters, Germany opens up to you when you rent a car with Expedia.