While on holiday in Cologne, be sure to visit some of its historic buildings and cathedrals. The Cologne Cathedral, which was built in 1248 A.D. is a stunningly beautiful church. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral's picturesque architecture serves as an impressive backdrop to the old quarters of Cologne. To get out of the city, venture to the historic town of Zülpich, which dates back to the Roman Empire. Brühl may also be of interest, as it is the location of the Augustusburg Palace, one of the key works of Balthasar Neuman.
Our car hire suppliers in Cologne include Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Buchbinder.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the Cologne-Bonn Airport, Cologne Rail station and over 15 downtown destinations. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find a Cologne depot which is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
To avoid looking for parking in Cologne's city centre, take advantage of the many Park and Ride options available around town. Some stations even offer free parking if you present a validated transit ticket upon exiting.
It is important to note that Cologne requires cars to be low emission. All vehicles in this zone must display a green emission badge, and there's no exception for foreign plates. A sticker can be ordered online but must be done well in advance. Find more information on Low Emission Zones and what you need to do to comply.
All autobahns in Germany are toll-free, though some private roads in the Bavarian Alps may have tolls.
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