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Explore Germany in a Sixt Car Hire

Explore Germany in a Sixt Car Hire

With over 100 years experience in car hire services, the Sixt rental car company ensures that customers will experience a comfortable and safe journey with our budget friendly car hire deals in Germany. Whether your travels take you across the vast reaching Autobahn or around the breath taking scenic route of the German Alpine Road, car rental in Germany is a highly recommended way to experience this beautiful country and with our simple and fast booking service, it couldn't be easier. For more information on planning your trip, driving information and money saving tips read on.
Rent a car in Germany from Sixt

Rent a car in Germany from Sixt

Our Sixt stations are located in various areas including airports and train stations throughout Germany. Multiple stations can be found in the main cities such as Berlin, Nuremberg, Hamburg and much more. Customers can choose their own return locations within Germany to avoid the stress of rushing back to their pick-up location on time. We also like to make it easier for our customers to get the most out of using their rental vehicle which is why most of our stations will be in areas which have popular routes to recommended places to visit, such as historical and architectural locations. All of these must see places, you can find on our traveller map above, a great tool to use in planning your journey. To find out about what services Sixt can offer our customers who are wishing to rent a car in Germany please continue on reading.
Our Service

Our Service

At Sixt we offer a vast range of vehicles ranging from family cars such as Saloons to group vehicles like a minibus depending on what our customer's needs are for their journey. If you wish to save money in renting a car then booking in advance is the best way of doing so. Upon booking, whether it's online or in person, you can choose additional services such as windscreen protection, Sat Nav, or extras such as a baby seat for those who are on the move with young ones or we can even provide winter driving equipment like snow chains and winter tyres for those who are wanting to make their way into the Bavarian Alps for a spot of skiing.

Choosing a vehicle

  • Smaller cars are ideal for short trips or city-based travel
  • Vans are great if you will be moving home or transporting larger items across the country
  • Long distances can be covered in comfort with saloon cars
  • Minibuses are perfect for groups, we have seven seat and nine seat versions
  • If there are five of you plus luggage, a 4x4 will provide space for everything

Drivers licence

Your UK licence will be accepted in Germany as well as other EU licences. To hire a car with Sixt you, the lessee/driver, must have a valid driving license and a form of identification such as an ID card or Passport upon collection of the vehicle. For non-Europeans, driving licenses will only be accepted if you have been within the EU for less than six months or there are no visas on your passport. If you have been within the EU for more than the six months you will need a valid passport from an EU country and for those who carry a passport that is not written in the Latin alphabet i.e Chinese, Arabic etc. you must present an international drivers license. If you are from a country which is not part of the International Drivers agreement then it is important to remember that a translated version of your license must be presented alongside the original.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age requirement for car hire in Germany is 18 years of age however with Sixt, age restrictions may apply according to age and license. There is also a young driver surcharge taken if aged under 23 years of age. Finding out whether these issues apply to you or not will be available during booking.


For payment of a rental vehicle, Sixt will accept the major international credit cards however we cannot accept pre-paid credit cards or debit cards such as Visa Electron. Payment must be issued in the name of the driver and the method by which the lessee has paid must be present at the time of collection. When payment is debited from your card it will include the price of the rental and any additional charges and extras that have been added. Any vehicles other than the premium 5/4 door manual cars can be paid for with a German Maestro/ Giro card, however, please note that these cards are not accepted for payment for long-term rental.

What to do in an Emergency

In case of an emergency please ring the German emergency services on 112. Also, ring Sixt on +49 (0) 180 6269999.
Driving Tips

Driving Tips

Driving in Germany can be a very enjoyable experience, even in the big Cities, due to the fact the highways are well kept and have clearly labeled lanes to ensure traffic flows nicely. German drivers are generally quite particular about sticking to the laws of the road which makes it easier and less stressful for visitors to manoeuver around. The following are some helpful tips to keep in mind if you are planning on driving around Germany.
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One-Way Car Hire
A different drop-off location is usually possible, simply select a different drop-off branch to check. This must be organized beforehand, or charges can apply.
Crossing Borders
For a small surcharge it is possible to take the hire car in many surrounding countries. Speak to a SIXT agent at pick-up for further information.
Payment Methods
Please use a credit card from leading companies, e.g., American Express, Mastercard, VISA etc. We do not accept prepaid cards in Germany.
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Customer reviews & feedback

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Pararawee S.
The office was near the city and cosy however should have installed some waiting stools or chairs. Staff was nice and discreet.
Michael B.
1a service
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simon c.
Great sixt Location, the team are friendly and very helpful, i don't understand some of the bad reviews, i have never had an issue with car payments , everything works how it supposed to, cars are always nice and clean and pretty new. They have EV too if you want to use a Tesla or other EV. I have rented multiple cars from this site over the last few months, and i will continue to do so
Koen V.
Excellent SIXT center - working with Sandra and her team since 2011 on long term rentals - always the best service - a very friendly and supportive team - Koen
Regina N.
Staff was super nice and very helpful!
Gernot W.
Friendliest and kindest service ever! The team there is just great! Thank you
Philipp K.
Super service
Dedicated and warm services. Good to have you as part of my journey. Definitely reunite someday when I’m back here again. Danke and Ciao.
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