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Aachen

Aachen

Aachen Car Rental Deals

With branches for SIXT car rental in Aachen at the Maastricht Aachen Airport and in the city center, you can make the most of your visit to this historic German city. Lying in the Rhine-Westphalia region on the borders of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, the city is famous as the home and burial place of Charlemagne, as well as for its spa facilities. Its cathedral or Dom was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany and today Aachen is a lively mix of historic and contemporary.

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Car rental with Sixt in Aachen

You can select from our fleet of premium vehicles when you rent a car in Aachen. Compact economy cars are ideal for city exploring or you can turn heads in a luxury convertible or sports car. If you are heading into the countryside or to winter ski slopes, then choose a rugged SUV. Our vehicles are supplied by well-known names such as Ford, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi while our inexpensive prepaid deals suit both business and leisure travelers. Please note that while we guarantee your chosen vehicle category, we cannot guarantee the availability of specific rental cars.

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Prepay for your vehicle in advance, either online or with our mobile app, and you will soon be collecting your keys and enjoying your visit. If you are traveling with a larger party or a group of business colleagues, select a roomy passenger van or a minivan is ideal. We have vehicles suitable for different mobility needs and we are also happy to let drivers under 25 rent a car in Aachen for an additional fee. We also offer a selection of useful extras for stress-free city driving. At our car rental in Aachen branches these add-ons include:

  • Child seats
  • Additional drivers
  • GPS
  • Tire and windshield protection
  • Personal accident and roadside protection
  • Loss damage waiver
  • Snow chains and ski racks (subject to availability)
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Traffic Information

The city center is a 40-minute drive from Maastricht Aachen Airport on fast modern roads. Adding a GPS to your booking when you rent a car in Aachen helps you navigate the unfamiliar streets with ease. Dipped headlights are compulsory when it is foggy, snowing, or raining and speeding regulations are strictly enforced. Parking zones and parking garages in the city are clearly marked.

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Evidence of human settlement in the region goes back to the Bronze Age and Holy Roman Empire, but the city is most famous for its role during the reign of Charlemagne. He made it the political and geographical heart of his vast Empire in 974 A.D. Although heavily damaged during the Second World War, Aachen has been restored and brought back to life. As you explore the city in your rental car, look out for the 14th-century Rathaus, or city hall. This striking Gothic building is topped with 50 life-sized statues of German kings and rulers. You will also see the Pont Gate and the Marching Gate and remaining remnants of the medieval city walls. Another landmark is the Puppenbrunnen, a modern fountain that features clever mechanical art.

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Sightseeing Destinations

Drive the historic streets of Aachen and then stop for a break in the historic Katschhof Square. From here, you have a view of the Rathaus, the Dom, and several buildings that date back to the time of Charlemagne. Escape the city heat in the summer months with a walk or short drive to the spa garden of Altstadt. You can enjoy panoramic city views from the top of the Lousberg hill. No visit to the city is complete without a tour of Aachener Dom. This magnificent building is the burial place of Charlemagne and the coronation site of more than 30 German kings. The palace chapel of Charlemagne, the Pfalzkapelle, is a good example of Carolingian architecture while the treasury or Domschatzkammer holds impressive collections of jewels and coronation regalia. The World War II Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial is a tranquil place and the resting place of nearly 8,000 American military personnel lost during the Battle of the Bulge. There is also a museum and chapel in the grounds.

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Business Travel

As home to one of the leading technology universities in Germany, the city has become a technological hub with a particular focus on automotive and manufacturing technology as well as mechanical engineering. Eurogress Aachen is a purpose-built exhibition, meeting, and convention center. With your car rental in Aachen, it is a straightforward journey from your hotel to Eurogress.

Distances to Eurogress from our:

  • Airport branch: 25 miles, 30 minutes
  • City center branch: 1 mile, 5 minutes

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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