Hire a car in Dachau, a pleasant Bavarian town situated just a short drive from Munich. Although featuring a turbulent history during WWII, the town is these days back the way it should be, ready to accommodate visitors wishing to relax and enjoy the countryside of Germany by hire car.
whether you are flying into Munich airport or arriving into Dachau by bus or train, you can collect your hire car on arrival, and be on your way without relying on guides or waiting for tour groups. Most travellers visiting Dachau come to see one thing, which is the WWII concentration camp and memorial site. One of the first concentration camps in Germany, and also one of the largest, it was home to over 200,000 prisoners and a visit will definitely provide a valuable insight into the evils of war. Although most travellers move on to their next destination, Dachau is a lovely town and well worth staying in for a few days.
To see some of the historical architecture in the area, park your rental car near the centre of town, and visit Dachau Castle, which was built in the 16th century. Although three-quarters of the castle were demolished, the remaining building is in exceptional condition and still used for functions and banquets to this day. Be sure to spend some time in the castle gardens also, where you will find vast orchards, trees and flower beds, and also get a spectacular panoramic view of the Alps and the city of Munich.
A few streets back towards the city from the castle grounds, you will find another of the areas historical buildings, St Jacob Parish Church. To find the church, simply drive your hire car towards the 44m baroque tower which can be seen from afar. Built in the 17th century, the church grounds also include a sundial from the 18th century which not only shows time of day, but also day and month also, just one of the many hidden gems you will discover when touring the area in your rental car!
If you're planning a trip to Germany's countryside, there's no better way to see it than with a car hire. Book your car hire in Dachau with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, see our Car Hire FAQ page, check our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.