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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.  

Winter in Germany

The winter months add a romantic layer to the cities across the country of Germany. Whether in Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt or any other city or town, the Christmas markets that pop up in December are filled with hand-crafted items and a reminder of times past. Rent a winterized SUV from SIXT and try to visit as many as you can. For travelers who are staying in a single city, taste the ales and pilsners at beer halls, a staple institution across the country. 

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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