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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Hamburg Airport (HAM), just over half an hour's drive from the centre (about 20km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Hamburg are Budget, Global Rent A Car, Alamo, Buchbinder and Europcar.

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    Coldest month: January (0°C)

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Hire a car in Hamburg

An alternative city with a distinct atmosphere, Hamburg reveals a different side of Germany.

Hamburg has been welcoming sailors and merchants for centuries, yet the city today lacks the tourist crowds you’ll find in Munich or Berlin. Although it was hit hard during WWII, Hamburg has reconstructed itself in a standout manner, developing a unique identity. It has a Scandinavian-like character and is home to both a lively nightlife scene and classical culture.

Though most famous as a boating gateway, Hamburg also serves as a great base to start off on a four-wheeled adventure.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Hamburg?
A. Five to six days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Hamburg?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Hamburg?
A. Buchbinder is the cheapest car rental brand in Hamburg, offering cars from just £11 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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A drive away


Around an hour's drive from Hamburg is the must-see UNESCO World Heritage city of Lübeck. Once the main trading centre of Northern Europe, it greatly influenced the region’s development and still today, remains Germany’s largest Baltic Harbour.

Regarded as “Venice of the Baltic”, the city houses over 1,000 historic buildings with its Brick Gothic architecture lending the city a unmistakeable medieval character. The most notable example of Lübeck’s stylized cityscape is its famous Holstentor brick gate, a monument known throughout Germany.

If you’ve worked up an appetite after touring the city’s cobbled streets, be sure to indulge in some marzipan – Lübeck is the birthplace of this sweet treat. Don’t forget to grab some for the road as well!

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Points of interest around Hamburg

  • Hamburg

    Germany’s second largest city and most important port.

  • Schwerin

    Untouched by the Second World War, this city still features one of the most important and romantic castles in Europe.

  • Bremen

    An important economic hub with UNESCO designated architecture and old world cultural jewels.

  • Scharbeutz

    This town is the perfect place to getaway from the city and enjoy a beachside breeze.

  • Hanover

    A bustling city famous for its trade fairs, charming half-timber houses and Europe’s largest urban forest.

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