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Renting a Car in Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany is a country in central Europe made up of 16 states that borders Denmark, Poland, The Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the Northern and Baltic seas. It’s the fourth largest economy in the world and with a population of 82 million, it’s the most populated country on the continent (not counting European Russia).
Renting a car is a great option to tour Germany following your own whims and pace without depending on tours or public transportation. Driving through Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, or Hamburg might show us large modern cities, ancient towns, mountains, and lakes. Plus the excellent road conditions make driving a rental car in this country a very safe and enjoyable experience.
Regarding the driving of a rental car, there are various aspects to keep in mind. First of all, there is no speed limit on the freeways unless indicated. This means that you must drive very prudently since it’s common to see many people driving modern german vehicles at 124 miles per hour. In cities however, the speed limit is 31 miles per hour and on highways its 62 mph.
Another important recommendation is that all passengers should use their seat belts all the time, and children under 12 must sit in the backseat in special seats. And it is completely against the law to talk on the phone while driving.
Through RentingCarz it’s possible to reserve a rental car in Germany at the best price with the most reputable companies on the market. All you have to do is choose the best rental car for your needs and take advantage of excellent offers on options such as GPS in your language, insurance, full gas tank, and many other services.
What license do I need to drive a rental car in Germany?
To drive a rental car in Germany you need an International Driver’s License since it’s not possible to drive with just the license from your home country.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Germany?
The minimum age required by most car rental companies is 18. Drivers under 25 must pay an additional ‘young driver’fee. It’s also possible that the company will require that you’ve had your license for 1-3 years. Some companies apply restrictions to drivers over 71 years old.
What documentation do I need to rent a car in Germany?
To rent a car in Germany you need an international credit card in the name of the driver with a big enough line of credit to cover the rental warranty. You must also present your international driver’s license.