Sixt offers you premium car rental deals in Germany. With our excellent customer service and affordable rates on our leading brand fleet, we can easily satisfy your mobility needs with nearly 500 branches in Germany. We offer a wide range of vehicles from top manufacturers, including BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Whether renting a car for a trip with family or friends we have plenty of luxury and economy options so you can find the right rent a car for your budget and plans.
With downtown, train station and international airport branches all over Germany, we are ideally situated to help you quickly continue your journey. You can always easily book online and depending on the car class you can generally cancel your reservation without charge. You can drive down the famous autobahns in style with Sixt.
Traveling to Germany in the winter is a great decision, as you can visit some of the most beloved events and attractions during this time. The Christmas markets, open from the end of November until the end of December, are a strong tradition going back hundreds of years and every city has at least one. The Christkindlmarkt in Nuremberg is popular and both Munich and Berlin offer many markets to choose from. You can also visit Cologne in February for Karneval, which is the German version of Mardi Gras. If it is too cold for any of these activities, the country is rich in museums and orchestra and opera performances. Be sure to dress warmly because the weather will be cold, perhaps with rain or snow. This is perfect if you would like to go skiing somewhere like Garmisch Partenkirchen. We recommend renting an SUV if you go to more mountainous areas like Bavaria. We also have winter tires and ski racks available as add-ons.
With our car rental deals in Germany you can drive an array of premium brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar, and Audi. You can choose an automatic vehicle, book a child seat or arrange a one way car rental. Optional extras can be added to your rental vehicle on the bookings page.
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
In Germany, all driving licenses from EU countries are accepted. If your license is printed using a non-Latin alphabet, for instance in Russian, Arabic or Chinese, you will need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP can only be obtained before you leave the United States from either the American Automobile Association (AAA) or the American Automobile Touring Alliance(AATA). Generally countries that speak English will not require an IDP.
All drivers aged 18 and older may rent a car in Germany with Sixt. When you are in the booking engine there is also a menu with the age requirements for specific car models. Note that a young driver surcharge applies for those under 23.
Payment for your car rental in Germany must be done via credit card. Sixt accepts all major credit cards and AirPlus, while all prepaid and debit cards (such as VISA Electron) are not accepted. The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver and this must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time.
You can reach the rescue service in Germany under emergency number 112. For direct assistance, you can also contact us by telephone at +49 (0) 180 6269999. You can reach the rescue service in Germany under emergency number 112.
When renting a car in Germany there are restrictions on driving into neighboring countries, often based on the type of vehicle you have rented. The countries are divided into three zones and specific restrictions apply to each. For instance, you can drive into France, Italy or Sweden unrestricted, but entering Poland is dependent upon your car type and manufacturer. More information on this topic can be found here: Rental Information. In case of offense against crossing borders and territorial restrictions all coverage will be void of validity.
The German road network is excellently maintained which makes short and long-distance road trips easy. German drivers generally hold strictly to the traffic rules, and will happily use their horns to inform someone who is not. When a multiple lane road merges into one the vehicles in the lane that is ending are expected to drive to the end of their lane before yielding into traffic.
The third-largest church building in the world, the Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam is one of the most beautiful historic palaces in Germany and often referred to as the Prussian Versailles. The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart shows the 130-year history of the automotive industry from its start. The center of Dresden's historic old town is full of stunning baroque architecture home to find examples such as the Semperoper, Frauenkirche, and Zwinger.
The Jasmund National Park on the island of Rügen is the smallest and most beautiful national park in Germany, with thick forests growing next to the coast's high white chalk cliffs. The Volcanic Eifel region in the far west of Germany boasts crater lakes such as the Daun Maar and numerous other signs of volcanic activity. The Saxon Switzerland National Park is an El Dorado for hikers with its imposing views of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. From Krun you are offered a breathtaking view of the Karwendel Mountains, four large mountain ranges that rise to over 200 meters.* more than 500 Locations in Germany