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Rent a car in Berlin for an unforgettable holiday. Our Berlin car rental services are conveniently located across the German capital, including at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Airport, key train stations and various other strategic points throughout the city. Wherever you choose to collect your hire car in Berlin, our efficient teams will ensure you’re on the road in no time and navigating Germany’s user-friendly Autobahn.
Berlin is ideally situated for a quick drive to nearby historic Potsdam, or further afield to the forested Spreewald and bustling city of Dresden. Its proximity to the borders of Poland and the Czech Republic opens a compelling gateway to Eastern Europe, too.
Heading on a one-way trip? Make the most of our flexible return options. We also offer a convenient 24-hour drop-off at many of our centres, promising a departure that’s as quick and easy as your arrival.
The city was founded in the 13th century before being appointed as capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg – a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire – in 1417. Since then, its history has been richly coloured by the Kingdom of Prussia, Imperial Germany, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich.
Signs of these predecessors heavily punctuate Berlin today; from the Baroque Charlottenburg Palace – a grandiose castle constructed in the 17th century – to the infamous communist partition, the Berlin Wall, that physically and ideologically divided the nation between 1961 and 1989.
Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Museum Island, the Modernism Housing Estates and Sanssouci Palace and Gardens in outlying Potsdam – will strike a chord with culture buffs, in addition to three world-class opera houses and 150 theatres. Nature lovers can bask in the green spaces provided by Berlin’s 2,500 parks, and party people should not miss out on the city’s richly entertaining nightlife.
Located on the Great European Plain, the climate here changes with the seasons. Summer is the most popular time to visit, when the imposing architecture, piercing metallic Fernsehturm tower and the river Spree positively gleam in the sun. During the winter months, Christmas markets and ice-skating rinks twinkle from the iconic Alexanderplatz. Sample a traditional Currywurst (German sausage) alongside a warming Bavarian Glühwein for a festive refreshment.
The surrounds of Germany’s verdant capital are comprised of waterways and woodland. Strandbad Grünau is a 40-minute drive outside the centre of Berlin and regarded as one of the best river beaches in the region. Further south, Spreewald is a biosphere reserve nicknamed the Green Venice due its ample network of canals hemmed in by thick forest. Here you can take a barge tour, enrol on an artisan workshop or slip away and discover a secluded bathing spot for yourself. Pickled cucumbers are the province’s delicacy and a workshop offers a fun introduction to this culinary stalwart.
When you hire a car from Berlin, the mountains, lakes and historic villages en route to Leipzig and Dresden – Saxony’s chief city – offer yet more spectacular scenery and opportunity to become acquainted with east Germany’s accessible culture.
When you rent a car from Berlin, the mountains, lakes and historic villages en route to Leipzig and Dresden – Saxony’s chief city – offer yet more spectacular scenery and opportunity to become acquainted with east Germany’s accessible culture.
Worried you’ll get lost?
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax. Request yours when you book.
Remember, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Germany.
The vibrant capital has something for everyone: history and politics buffs, artists and art lovers, shopping enthusiasts and nature lovers. With rental stations throughout the city, we are always there for you.
Is Berlin an easy city to drive a rental car? Absolutely, the distances are great, so a car is much needed. But don't waste your time searching for a parking space in the city centre; a parking guidance system points you to free parking lots in the numerous parking garages. An hour's parking usually costs just 1 euro.
History and culture
The Brandenburg Gate was for decades a landmark for the division of Berlin, today it opens the way to the centre of the city on the avenue Unter den Linden. Passing the time-honored Humboldt University, you will reach the historic center featuring Berlin Cathedral and the Museum Island.
At the intersection of Friedrichstrasse and the S-Bahn Friedrichstrasse, once the entrypoint to East Berlin, find new department stores and the Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
The Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz establishes the connection to the former West Berlin. The cultural forum includes such diverse institutions as the Philharmonie, the Neue Nationalgalerie with its exhibitions of contemporary art, the Gemäldegalerie with its unique collection of older European paintings, and finally the Staatsbibliothek.
Lose yourself in the beautifully restored Hackesche Höfe and its surroundings. Many small, interesting shops, boutiques and galleries have found space here. In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, a vaudeville and a cinema.
Berlin is criss-crossed by countless watercourses and lakes. Hop in your hire car and drive to Wannsee. A two-hour, seven-lake round trip can be taken past Babelsberg castle, the peacock island and the House of the Wannsee Conference, just to name a few of the highlights.
Or use your car to explore the extensive lake landscape - the ideal opportunity for a walk on idyllic banks with surprising views. Potsdam should be included in any itinerary hereabouts. This was the former residence of Frederick II, better known as Frederick the Great. Sanssouci Palace on the edge of Potsdam was built according to his own sketches and is located in the middle of a large park. A terraced vineyard leads down to a baroque-style ornamental garden.