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SIXT Car Rental in Germany

As a country with a significant automotive history, booking a car rental in Germany is a must. Our English-speaking team members at the many convenient SIXT locations throughout the country can help travelers rent a car in Germany with ease. In Bavaria, rent an SUV from the Munich Central Train Station and head out to explore the alpine regions. Picking up your car rental in Germany from the Hamburg city center? A BMW or other luxury car would be a great option for travelers starting in the north and taking the autobahn to other locations throughout the country. Whatever you choose, SIXT offers competitive and affordable prices to keep you on budget.  

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SIXT Services in Germany

SIXT has a substantial presence in Germany and a wide-ranging fleet of vehicles—from economy to luxury. For groups of travelers in need of a long-term rental and who may visit other neighboring countries, we have minivans, passenger vans and SUVs. If you’re hoping to make the most of an extended business trip, SIXT has one-day rentals and a range of sedans, compact cars and even exotic models to help you make the most of your time in Germany. Select some add-ons for your rental like child seats, GPS or an additional driver and head out.    

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Good to know when you are visiting Germany

Car rental under 25 in Germany

The minimum age to rent a car is 18, with a young driver fee for those under 23. Some car categories may have a higher minimum age for rental. 

Driver’s license requirements

The driver’s license must be valid for at least 1 day. Those with licenses in non-Roman alphabets like Cyrillic, Arabic or Japanese must also have an International Driving Permit. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Germany

A valid driver’s license and ID or passport are required for rental. If the license is in a non-Roman alphabet, an International Driving Permit must also be presented. 

Flexible rental options

 We offer the option to pay at pick up or prepay for your rental. If you choose to pay at pick up, you can cancel your booking free of charge if your plans change. 

One-way car rental in Germany

A one-way rental is generally possible between SIXT stations in Germany. A fee may apply. 


There are territorial restrictions divided into three zones. Which countries you can enter with your SIXT rental from Germany depends on your chosen car category. 

Best places to visit in Germany

  • Tegernsee: The stunning lakeside town of Tegernsee is set against the backdrop of picturesque mountains in the southern state of Bavaria. With traditional buildings and narrow roads, strolling through the town is an experience. If travelers have brought along hiking shoes, there are wonderful mountain trails to explore. Visiting in December? The Christmas markets are magical for kids.  
  • Berlin: The capital city of Berlin plays to all the senses. Travelers who love music will be excited to find a wealth of options; if jazz is your favorite, try Quazimodos, a cultural institution. For a cultural experience, visit the iconic Brandenburg Gate or the Berlin Wall Memorial. And don’t miss the bold street art scattered throughout the city.  
  • Cologne: Situated on the Rhine River, the city of Cologne is one of the largest in Germany. Travelers coming here are welcomed with stunning vistas created by the Cologne Cathedral, the Hohenzollern Bridge and the rich architecture that speaks to a centuries-old history. When you’re done taking in the beauty, visit one of the many museums like the riverside Cologne Chocolate Museum.  

Driving Tips for Germany

When you need to drive in Germany, there are a few things you should know. Speed limits within cities are generally 50 km/h and 100 km/h on some roads outside cities. There is no speed limit on the Autobahn, but it’s recommended to drive no more than 130 km/h. You’ll drive on the right and be sure to follow the lead of other drivers and put on your hazard lights and move to the side of the road if in a traffic jam on roads outside cities. Right of way at intersections is the driver on your right, which you must yield for. 

Summer in Germany

The summer is a beautiful time to take road trips in Germany. If you’re starting in Munich, hop in your SIXT car rental and head southwest to Neuschwanstein Castle, a favorite spot among young travelers because it was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland. If you’re staying in Frankfurt, head south to the legendary Black Forest, home to idyllic hamlets and hiking trails. Whichever city you’re in, be sure to invest in a day trip to see the magical German countryside. 


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Richard V.

The vehicle had a lot of new technology that was not explained at was truly welcomed once we left the airport. The automatic shutdown of the engine at every stop took a little getting used to.

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We were so impressed by our car rental at Sixt. The price was great, the car was amazing, and the customer service was outstanding. I will DEFINITELY recommend Sixt to my friends and colleagues.

Jonathan M.

The service at the Zoo Berlin branch is always excellent.

Sam H.

At the Pasing branch sales representative his name is Azar was super friendly and knowledgeable. My credit card didn’t go through at the beginning of procedure, I don’t speak German and he spoke with my credit card customer service center and took one and half hour to solve the problem. Ended up with Mazda CX 30 almost brand new car free upgrade.

Azar is BESTEST Sixt staff I’ve ever met and the car options were outstanding! Such as “head up display”, “cruise control”, “Apple Car Play”, “automatic head light dimmer”, the experience A-Z was fantastic,

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Thank you so much Mr. Azar!!!

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Friendly, patient and efficient folks... Made my first time rental in Germany a pleasant experience...

david n.

I had a wonderful and friendly service, particular the guy behind the desk,Ocan,find always a way to satisfy the coustemer with a smile.

The car was new and perfect for our use. Will definitely recommend and

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Vianney M.

Mr HURST very good- TOP TOP TOP the best

Semion B.

Geral pickup, check the car for several minutes and that’s it

Pat. S.

Great service, friendly people and the whole process went smoothly.

Milan M.

Super friendly staff and got a car in top condition. Recommend everyone this branch for car rental. Thanks Sixt.

Tero R.

I've always been satisfied with the service done by Sixt. Cars are in good condition and very well equipped compared to competition.

Avigdor S.

Very good car BMW X5

Great for long ways trips

Andrew W.

Excellent service and very helpful staff that went beyond expectations

Nathan J.

Office was clean. Staff were firendly, helpful and efficient.

Very helpful and nice guy at the counter…

Timothy Z.

EXCELLENT Service! Price was a little high but a nice vehicle was provided which removed the sting of the price.


I was very happy to be able to change to return location to the airport at an affordable extra charge saving me much hassle in Cologne to meet my departure time.


Thank you Sixt Cologne!!!

hany m.

Thank you for support and solving my complaint

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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