Avis self drive car hire in Germany

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  • 1. Berlin Tegel Airport

    Address: Flughafen Tegel, Berlin

    Phone: 03041013148

    Berlin Tegel Airport

  • 2. Cologne-Bonn Airport

    Address: Flughafen Koeln Bonn, Koeln

    Phone: 02203402343

    Cologne-Bonn Airport

  • 3. Frankfurt Airport

    Address: Flughafen Frankfurt Terminal 1+2 Hugo Eckner Ring, Frankfurt

    Phone: 06969027771

    Frankfurt Airport

  • 4. Hahn Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn

    Address: Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn Terminal Gebauede 600, Lautzenhausen

    Phone: 6543508075

    Boston Seaport

  • 5. Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

    Address: Flughafen Schoenefeld Berlin

    Phone: 030609176711

    Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

  • 6. Munich Airport

    Address: Flughafen Muenchen Terminalstrasse Mitte Muenchen

    Phone: 08997597600

    Munich Airport

  • 7. Nuremberg Airport

    Address: Flughafen Nuernberg Flughafenstrasse Nuernberg

    Phone: 09115298966

    Nuremberg Airport

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Self drive car rental in Germany

A wonderland of spectacular landscapes, Germany boasts of some of the most dazzling scenery in Europe. A superb mix of old and modern with a beautiful countryside, castles and culture and urban innovations alike, Germany is best experienced at your own pace in the comforts of your Avis car rental.

With rental locations across all popular airports and major cities with numerous locations in each city to make sure your car hire is super convenient.

Exploring Germany

Chock full of popular attractions, quaint little villages, vast countryside, fairytale castles, buzzing cities, brimming nightlife, magical forests, Germany is a car lover’s dream. Home to stalwarts like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Wagner, Germany hosts some of the greatest Opera Houses and theatres in Europe. Get around in your Avis car rental and explore the soul-stirring scenery of the Alps, visit the Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial just south of it, enliven your fairytale fantasies at the Neuschwanstein Castle – “Sleeping Beauty” Castle, drive to the Moselle Valley for its rolling hills, sample beers at the famous Oktoberfest in Munich, satiate your love for automobiles at the staggering 8 floors Mercedes Benz Museum, visit the outstanding Museum Island encompassing five world-class museums with treasure troves that need to be seen to be believed.

Your Germany expedition is incomplete without a visit to its capital, a cultural hub with over 9000 restaurants, hundreds of theatres, opera houses, concert venues and museums. Steeped in history of the world’s most formative events like both World Wars, witness their symbolism for yourself. Often described as a city with Multiple Personality Disorder, Berlin has much to offer other than history and heritage. Massive beer halls, outstanding cocktail bars, giant pretzels and schnitzel, reggaetón parties, Berlin will leave you spilt for nightlife choices.

Berlin Cathedral

When you are done exploring Berlin, visit Frankfurt, the financial capital of Germany and one of the biggest economic ports of Europe to witness industrialization in all its glory. You may run short of time, but you will never run short of things to do in Germany.

Go for a Road trip in Germany with Avis Car Rental

With a country so versatile, the most rewarding way to experience it is through a road trip off the beaten path in your Avis car rental. The un-spoilt countryside, the great Autobahn (Germany’s Highway System) lined with quaint villages and barely any speed limit, are as much a part of exploring Germany as are its destinations and landmarks.

Road trips in Germany by rental car

Romantic road

As the name suggests, it is the most scenic drive not only in Germany but the world. A 420-km stretch of pure romance between cherry red blossoms, Bavarian towns, the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, vineyards of Würzburg, Franconia and Baden-Württemberg and the majestic Alp Mountains, is best experienced in an Avis luxury car rental instead of compact one. The Romantic Road can be undertaken from Munich followed by Füssen, Schongau, Landsberg, Augsburg back to Munich.

The Black Forest Route

One of the most popular themes routes in Germany, the Black Forest Route is the country’s most legendary forest. Starting from Freudenstadt to Baden-Baden the route runs for over 60 km. With sections of road that almost look like race tracks, this is one delightful road to experience fast automobiles. Spectacular views of Black Forest valleys, the Rhine Valley and Alsace and the Vosges Mountains will greet you along the way. However, the Schwarzwald Hochstrasse is the most remarkable section of the autobahn. After exploring the spa town of Baden-Baden, you can even head to Stuttgart along the scenic B500, to pay a visit to Porsche and Mercedes state-of-the-art museums.

The German Wine Route

The Palatinate countryside of Germany is lined with vineyards and is the oldest scenic route of the country. Stretching for 80 kms, the German Wine Road takes you through olde worlde towns, local wine festivals, wine tastings, ruins and castles and quaint restaurants. This route is a dream road trip for wine connoisseurs and biking/ hiking enthusiasts.

Fairy Tale Road

Stretching for 600 kms, the Fairy Tale Road takes you through your childhood fairytales across the castles of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and runs from Hanau in central Germany to Bremen in the north. The route abounds with landscapes and castles, that inspired Brothers Grimm , and is a wonderful trip for the whole family.

Driving rules in Germany

Which side of the road?

In Germany, please drive on the right side of the road.

Country driving laws

● Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
● Be aware that on unrestricted motorways (autobahns) you can still get a speeding ticket for driving too fast for the prevailing traffic or weather conditions
● In cities, if you see a blue sign with white car, children and bike symbols on it, you must drive at walking speed
● At crossroads or junctions in urban areas, you have the right of way if there is a road sign with a yellow diamond at the intersection. A white triangle with a red border indicates you must wait for the oncoming traffic to clear
● A number of German cities have low emission zones that require you to have a special permit to drive through them
● If you're caught committing a driving offence, the police can issue an on-the-spot

Speed limits

All speed signs will be in km/h.

For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
● Urban areas: 50km/h (30 mph)
● Motorways (autobahns): None unless shown. 130km/h (80 mph) is the suggested maximum
● Rural areas: 100km/h (62 mph)

Unless indicated by road signs.

Child safety / Seatbelt laws

● It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
● Children aged under 12 and less than 150cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size

Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.