Europcar in Germany
Amassing 357,021 square kilometers, Germany is one of Europe’s biggest and most historic countries. While known for its expansive forests, fairytale castles, and iconic beer festivals, Germany has a culture and landscape that is more diverse than meets the eye. Renting a car is the best way to take in the astonishing scenery.
With 451 stations, Europcar Germany has the most pick-up points in Europe. Widely spread throughout the country, you’ll be able to get your car rental whether you’re arriving into the capital Berlin, Hamburg in the north, or Munich in the south. Major cities aside, there are hundreds more locations across the country - wherever your destination, there will be a Europcar station nearby.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Germany
Before you choose your vehicle, take a look at some of these offers you can get when you book with Europcar Germany.
Time is precious, with our Online Check-In you can save some. With this optional service, complete the paperwork in advance and cut desk-time in half when you arrive. With the Online Check-In service, you’ll be that much faster to driving away in your rental to discover the beautiful German Alpine countryside roads and the historical German cities.
Discover Privilege, Europcar’s free international loyalty program, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. When you rent with us, the Privilege loyalty program gives you reward points. With Privilege you get a free weekend’s car hire, every time you move up a tier level.
Driving in Germany
You can rent a car with a US driver’s license. International licenses are accepted, but not legally required.
There are no tolls for private cars on German roads.
Cars pass on the left, with some exceptions. You can pass streetcars on the right, unless there isn’t enough room, in which case you can pass on the left.
Parking is prohibited within five meters of crosswalks and intersections, 10 meters before traffic lights, and within 15 meters of a public transport stop.
The maximum speed limit for private cars and other vehicles on autobahns and four-lane roads is 130 km/h. The speed limit is 100 km/h on other roads.
Off the Thalys train, start driving your day at the railway station with Europcar!
Germany has urban and rural roads, and the Europcar fleet caters to both. From car rental models such as VW Golf, Polo or Smart - perfect for city breaks or small groups; to stylish luxury vehicles including Mercedes C Klasse, Audi A3 Limousine; and van rentals like Mercedes Sprinter, VW Caddy, VW Crafter, when you need a bit more room. Car or van rental in Germany has never been as easy.
Germany is overflowing with natural wonders from the Alps to Lake Constance, and the Rhine Valley. Not forgetting the spectacular castles set in dense forestland.
You can find historic landmarks across the country, such as the Berlin Wall, Frankenstein's castle in Mühltal, the Linderhof Palace, and the splendid river town of Heidelberg. When you plan your visit to Germany with Europcar, there’s a wealth of things to discover.
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