Going on holiday in Germany in a hire car means boundless freedom and carefree driving pleasure. In a classic convertible you can drive directly from the car rental station to the most popular holiday destinations between Hamburg and Munich.
See Germany in style in a breezy convertible or in the comfort of a conventional hire car, drive along open, sunny country roads and stop whenever suits you to enjoy the beauty of the countryside at its best at your leisure.
One of the most important tour routes is the Deutsche Alleenstraße, a tree-lined road which stretches from the island of Rügen to Lake Constance. The route is over 2,900 km long. Near Dessau the route splits and takes you either via Dresden or Cologne towards the south. In a hire car from TUI Cars you can choose where you want to start the route to suit your individual needs.
PS: For waterway lovers TUI Bootsferien also offers the perfect holiday on a houseboat. Enjoy the Mecklenburg Lake District in the comfort of your own boat!
Harz, the highest mountain range in Northern Germany
Start at Torfhaus, at about 800 m altitude, to head for the summit in about 6 hours (depending on hiking speed). The trail takes you through the Harz National Park, a protected area with one of the largest forests in Germany.
From the beautiful town of Goslar, famous for its Kaiserpfalz and historic city centre, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Torfhaus. Should you arrive in Goslar by train, we recommend you hire a car there to explore the Harz and the surrounding area at your leisure.
Discover the Harz Mountains by car. For example, visit the beautiful towns of Braunlage or Wernigerode. In winter Braunlage is under lots of snow and boasts great ski slopes. Wernigerode is an enchanting town characterised by its historic buildings and home to the Harzmuseum and an impressive bird park.
You can find the right hire car to explore the Harz and the surrounding area in Goslar or Nordhausen.
The Castle Road (Burgenstraße)
More than 90 castles lie on the route between Mannheim and Prague, where the tour ends after more than driving 1,200 km in your hire car. The knights' castles of the Neckar Valley are as legendary as the fabulous medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber or the Kaiserburg of Nuremberg. The highlight of the trip is the golden city of Prague, which can be reached in about an hour by car from Dresden.
If you are staying in the south, you can head to Vienna in Austria by car or navigate to Zürich to discover the hidden gems of this Swiss city.
The festival experience – by car through Germany
You love music and can’t get enough? Take a hire car and follow the star performers through Germany and enjoy the best concerts in the country.
From the Waldbühne in Berlin to the Arena in Oberhausen, it is but a short hop in a hire car. Book a car with a navigation system to take you comfortably from A to B, making the car journey twice as relaxing.
From the Rock am Ring to Bochum Total, from Händel-Festspiele to Bachtage, hire a car in Germany to experience live music all over the country. We recommend a trip to Hamburg, where you can get wowed at world-famous musicals. Or hire a car to visit Berlin, where there is always a good gig to be enjoyed in this vibrant music city.
Car hire from 18 years of age (Europcar, Germany)
In Germany you have to be at least 18 years of age to rent a car. Younger drivers pay an additional young renter fee. Our partner Europcar provides cars in different groups. Please pay attention to the respective rental conditions.
Extract of rental terms:
Minimum age (driving licence class 3/B, held at least 1 year: groups A, B, BN, C, CN, F, Q; for all other groups the driver must have held the licence for at least 3 years):
18 years = groups A, B, H, BN, Q, C, CN, K, N, F 21 years = groups E, EN, I, V, P, D, J, T, W, L 23 years = group G 25 years = group M
Surcharge for young drivers: 18 - 22 years = 10 euro/day, max. 50 euros per rental