Berlin

Is it worth hiring a car in Berllin? Or are you better off using the city’s excellent public transport, combined with walking and maybe a bit of cycling? Since reunification, the German government, the state of Brandenburg and private investors have poured in billions of euros in investment, both to create a reunited city, and […]

Cologne

Do I need to hire a car in Cologne? One of the most iconic images for the round-Europe inter-rail traveller is the Hohenzollern bridge leading out from Cologne Hauptbahnhof station and over the Rhine, with the imposing Dom Cathedral as a backdrop. For getting around the enormous Rhine-Ruhr conurbation which stretches from east to west […]

Frankfurt

Do I need to hire a car in Frankfurt? Frankfurt might be best known as Europe’s financial heart, and it is very much a work hard, play hard city. Ultimately, Frankfurt’s transport network is a great all-rounder, whether you’re planning on getting around by train, by car, or if you are simply looking at flights […]

Munich

Do I need a car in Munich? Munich is famous for the Oktoberfest drinking festival, but there’s a lot more to Bavaria than beer, and even though drink-driving arrests still tend to have a massive spike during Oktoberfest, this doesn’t mean that everybody has to drink or that every will just want to stick around […]

Stuttgart

Should you hire a car in Stuttgart? Stuttgart might not have quite the same profile as top German city break destinations like Berlin, Cologne and Munich, but the home of Mercedes and Porsche still has plenty to offer. So does this motor city naturally lend itself towards a car-based holiday, or can you get around perfectly […]