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SIXT Car Rental in Germany

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.
SIXT Services in Germany

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.
Best places to visit in Germany

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

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.
Winter in Germany

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.
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Good to know when renting in Germany
One-way car rental in Germany
A one-way rental is generally possible between SIXT stations in Germany. A fee may apply.
Borders
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.
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.
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Maik & Ecaterina Schlöffel & M.
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Great service. The guy made a nearly impossible topic, possible. Thanks
Dainis D.
(5.0)
Eurocar +++
Paul Q.
(5.0)
Sixt staff very professional and friendly (even using English in Hamburg). The car was in very presentable condition, and the cost was very reasonable. I have always found Sixt to be excellent.
Peter A.
(5.0)
Nice place, nice people :)
Torben H.
(5.0)
East, quick, friendly, and they were ready when we showed up.
Pararawee S.
(5.0)
The office was near the city and cosy however should have installed some waiting stools or chairs. Staff was nice and discreet.
Waldemar W.
(5.0)
I’m renting from OVER 6 years each year the cars. Just too bad the luxury cars can’t be rented to Poland. . Will be nice if the police will change. crime in the zone nr 1 of states is much higher. in the category 2 ( Poland) is safe country!!!!
Robert R.
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Isabel M.
(5.0)
We arrived at Sixt in Hamburg after a 36 hour trip with three little kids and were greeted by the nicest young man who was so helpful in getting us set up with the things we had ordered (kid seats) as well as extra insurances etc. he made sure we got the best available car for our family (and excessive amounts of luggage) and offered my kids water. It was just nice to talk to someone so friendly and competent, ans we hire quite some few cars and have had different experiences before. I usually dread going to the car hire counter. The whole stay in Germany was great with this car. Would definitely recommend and we will be back. Thanks!
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