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Rent with Germany's Largest Car Rental Company

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.

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Rent a car in Germany with Sixt

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.

Which vehicle class is right for me?

  • Compact cars are ideal for densely populated large cities.
  • Sedans are a good choice for weekend trips and long-distance trips between cities.
  • Station wagons and SUVs are ideal for ample leg and luggage room. Typically you have space for three large suitcases plus two hand bags.
  • When traveling with a bigger party we also have 7 to 9-seater minivans and 12, 15 and even 17-seater passenger vans.
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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 rate.

 

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Driving Tips

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.

Here are some more tips for driving with your rent a car in Germany:

  • Remember that distances are calculated in kilometers and the speed limit will be posted in kilometers per hour.
  • German roads are divided according to size, the letter B is designated for main roads and the letter L refers to smaller, rural routes.
  • In Germany highway signs are marked in blue and federal roads in yellow. Three-lane connecting highways are known as Autobahns. Each kind of roadway has its own speed restrictions.
  • Drivers must stop at crosswalks for pedestrians and should take caution when driving behind public buses, and be aware that trams always have the right of way.
  • If the rental car is damaged during journeys over unpaved roads you will be responsible for the cost of repairs. It is advisable to completely avoid driving on any unmarked or unofficial roads.

General speed limits in Germany:

  • In urban areas, a maximum speed of 50 km/h (30 mph) is generally permitted, although sometimes limited to 30 km/h.
  • On country roads a maximum speed of 100km / h (60 mph) is generally permitted although sometimes limited to 70 km/h (40 mph).
  • Some sections of the German Autobahn network have no maximum speed limit; when speed is restricted the maximum speed limit will be posted.
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Sightseeing in Germany

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.

Top 4 Natural Sights

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.

 

What to Do in Germany in Winter 2020

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.

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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