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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Germany. Car rental in Germany includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Munich Airport

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Berlin Tegel Airport

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Cologne Airport

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Stuttgart Airport
Weeze Niederrhein Airport

Zweibruecken Airport

Germany guide

Car rental Germany
Car hire Germany

Introduction:
The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Luxemburg border Germany on the west, while the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea form its northern boarder. Poland and the Czech Republic are on its east, and Austria and Switzerland are in the south.

Germany is known for its precision instruments, the Volkswagen, its beer, and Oktoberfest.

Population and language:
Germany has a population of 82 million people. When looking at religion, 38% of the people are Protestant, and 34% are Catholic. German is the official language of the country. Ethnically, 92% of the population is German, and 2% is Turkish. Other minorities are Greek, Polish, and Italian.

Germans are always punctual, and time is important. There is little use of credit cards in Germany, so keep cash on hand when traveling. Sunbathing naked is widely accepted and occurs at both beaches and parks.

Major cities and tourist destinations:
Berlin – The capital city has a population of about 3.4 million and has ruins dating from 1192 ad. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a monument to the destruction caused by WWII, and only its bell tower remains. Visiting the Story of Berlin gives you 800 years of history in one stop. Other interesting WWII/ cold war museums are the Judisches Museum, and the Mauermuseum-Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. 

Hamburg – This city has a population of about 1.7 million. Peek inside the Rathaus (Town Hall) with it neo-Renaissance construction, take a cruise on the Alster lakes, or, explore the Hamburger Kunsthalle (Art Museum) with Art representing all periods from Roman to present.

Neushwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles – Both of these castles housed King Ludwig II, one when he was a child and the other when he was an adult. Neushwanstein is the fairy tale castle he designed, and used as a model for the design of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Munich – Munich has a population of 1.2 million. It is most famous for its royal celebration called Oktoberfest, which takes place from late September to early October. The Deutsches Museum is one of the best museums of science and technology in the world. The Residenz was begun in 1363 and is a spectacular palace with a museum.

Cologne – This city with a population of about 1 million is where you can visit the Chocolate Museum and see the history of chocolate as well as its modern day production. Avoid this attraction on the weekends, as it gets very crowded. The Dom (Cathedral) is Koln’s signature feature with its construction taking over 600 years to complete. The Roman-Germanic Museum was built in the 1970s to house Roman remains found in Germany.

Frankfurt – In this city with a population of 700,000, you will find Goethe’s House and Museum with treasures from the family of the writer, the Kaiserdom, where the crowning of the Holy Roman Emperors took place, and the Zoological Garden with its diverse and numerous amounts of animals.

Bonn – This city has a population of 350,000. The Beethoven house contains a museum on the composer, while Minster was once one of the most important church centers in the Middle Ages. Also look for Poppelsdorf Palace with its botanical gardens and mineral collection and the Old Cemetery where you can find some famous graves.

Nurnberg Castle – This castle in the town of Nurnberg was once the home of the Holy Roman Emperors. It sits behind the walls of the Old City.

Dresden – This city has a population of 550,000. The Church of Our Lady was designed to look as if it were made from a single stone. Destroyed in WWII, it has been rebuilt and remains a memorial to the ravages of war. The Green Vault, located inside the Royal Palace, is such a popular exhibit that tickets are often sold out months in advance. Be sure to get yours early. Also, the Verkehrsmuseum is a museum of transportation that contains all kinds of vehicles.

Climate:
The climate is temperate with cold winters and summers that frequently are cool and rainy but can be quite warm (up to 30°C).  From June to August, expect summer temperatures to range from 10°C– 23°C. In the winter months (November through March), the range is -5°C– 8°C. Depending on the area, Germany receives anywhere from 23 to 48 inches of rainfall each year.

Economy:
Germany is ranked fifth in the world with a GPD of 3.2 trillion (USD). As a member of the EU, it uses the euro (€) for currency. Germany’s economic history has been one of great highs and great lows. It imports fish and wood, while exporting manufactured goods, vehicles, machinery, food, textiles, metals, and chemicals.

Transportation:
The Berlin Brandenburg International Airport and the Hamburg International Airport are the main international airports for Germany. Flughafen Frankfurt, Flughafen Munchen, Flughafen Stuttgart, Flughafen Düsseldorf, and Flughafen Koln/Bonn are other important airports.

The trains throughout Germany tend to stop only in the center of towns. They can also be more expensive than traveling by air. There is a Rail and Drive option that combines car hire with a train pass.

Roads in Germany are excellent. Car hire is the only way to reach certain areas of Germany, and it is the only way to have an opportunity to drive on the famed autobahns. Petrol stations are competitive (except on the autobahns), and you can often find good deals buy comparative shopping for petrol.

In Germany, buses are only local unless you travel during the months of April through October on touring buses.

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