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.

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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.

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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.


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 81559 Ratings

zelig d.

The experience of renting a car is quite satisfying and professional. A bit disappointed at first because I didn't get the car I ordered and then it was replaced with a very large car. Fortunately, finally given the option of a car with the appropriate size, Ford Focus. Car in good condition to drive, comfortable, and clean.

Tips, for those who don't speak German, before going make sure to ask the staff to change the language on the GPS device in the car to English mode to make your trip easier and more enjoyable.

Oh and make sure you know the fuel of the car you are renting. Here Diesel luxury cars need to add AdBlue, a liquid to reduce gas emissions, which can be found at every petrol station.

Max Otto von S.

Guys are just simply pros!

Vishwanathan P.

Great place to rent cars. Awesome customer service. Especially Jan Paul. I dealt with him about 5 times and he is quite friendly and helpful.

Cigdem U.

I had a positive experience in overall, which made my trip easier. Thanks!

Yousef B.

Best car rental company, as for me I rent more than 5 times yearly and never had any issue with them.

Keep the good service up Sixt.

Good car and good service. Thank you.

Kazuhisa F.

Nice friendly staffs

Joy D.

Super easy pick up and return, with no hassles.

Sven R.

Always friendly staff and really focused on getting all needs solved

Rashid L.

Thank you for given very nice Audi to driver, good option.

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We had a great experience renting a car from SIXT in Frankfurt and returning it in Budapest. They were professional and friendly and we did not have any issues at all.

Stuart C.

Excellent service, staff went out of their way to provide exactly the vehicle I required, despite current difficulties of procuring new cars in general.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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