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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Munich Airport (MUC), just over half an hour's drive from the centre (about 35km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Munich are Budget, Europcar, Global Drive, Global Rent A Car and Avis.

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    Warmest month: July (18°C)
    Coldest month: January (-1°C)

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Hire a car in Munich

Capital of Bavaria, Munich is a thriving new age city with both a refined and gritty ambience.

Home to world-class museums, techno clubs and public art, the city’s cultural scene is continuously fashioning itself with confidence. During the autumn, visitors flock here for Oktoberfest, while the winters bring an atmospheric spirit to the city, which freezing temperatures and snow cannot even damper. From Munich, it’s a quick drive to the German Alps or the country’s crystal lakes.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Munich?
A. Seven to eight days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Munich?
A. July.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Munich?
A. Global Drive is the cheapest car rental brand in Munich, offering cars from just £8 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Amazing drives

The Romantic Road

Germany’s famous 400 km long road trip is not just for the rosy-eyed lovebirds or heartfelt romantics, it’s a journey of adventure. Along the south-central route you’ll wind your way through medieval villages, fairytale castles and immense landscapes.

When starting from Munich, head southwest to Füssen, the beginning of the road. You hardly have to leave the city before you spot the route’s first grand manor. Neuschwanstein Castle was built for King Ludwig II, and is the real-life inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

From there, make your way north through wine country journeying towards the route’s final destination – Würzburg. While your timeframe may not allow you stop at the numerous sights, don’t miss out on some of the essential highlights including Augsburg, Harburg Castle and Pfaffenwinkel.

Even after half a century and two million visitors a year, the route remains beautifully romantic.

The ultimate Munich road trip

  • Munich Airport MUC

    Munich Airport is the 9th busiest in Europe.

  • Car hire pick up point

    All car hire desks can be found outside Hall C of Terminal 1.

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Host of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games, enjoy the alpine architecture, wide open vistas and Zugspitze – Germany’s highest mountain.

  • Lindau

    Resting beside Lake Constance, the spectacular natural setting makes this is a favourite spot for German vacationers.

  • Freiburg

    Here you’ll find one of the best-preserved historic centres in the country and one of the oldest technical universities.

  • Karlsruhe

    A hub of science and technology, visit the Karlsruhe Palace for a more historical perspective of the city.

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The German Alps


Snuggled in a valley overshadowed by snow-capped mountains, Mittenwald is a popular alpine destination. Regarded as the “Village of a Thousand Violins”, this colourful town is a full sensory experience, a treat for the ears and eyes.

Mittenwald was the home of Matthias Klotz, who started up the town’s violin-making industry after studying the art in Italy. With high-wood nearby, half the village eventually started crafting the instrustument. Learn about the violin’s heritage at the Geigenbaumuseum Mittenwald (Violin Making Museum) and listen to historical string tunes.

With idyllic landscape all around, Mittenwald spoils the outdoor adventurer. It is an ideal place to wander out into the Karwendel Alps, where you can ride up Germany’s second highest cable-car route.

If you’re interested in exploring more mountainous terrain, you can turn your journey into an extensive southern road trip. Drive along the German Alpine Highway and explore some of the best hiking and skiing spots in the country.

German road trips

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