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    Car Hire Essen

    Essen Car HireOnce a major producer of silver, coal and firearms, Essen has evolved from an industrial centre, into a city with a rich history, proud culture, and passion for design. Loads of green outdoor spaces, museums, galleries, and historical buildings are found throughout the city, making it an increasingly popular destination for tourists, particularly those touring the scenic Ruhr Area or Germany with a hire car

    Auto Europe guarantees the best rates on car hire in Germany and we offer a variety of additional benefits and saving for our clients. Use the booking engine at the top of this page or give us a call today at 1300-656-601 to start planning your next trip to Germany and book your car hire with Auto Europe!

    Where to Pick-Up Your Car Hire in Essen

    Auto Europe works with the top suppliers in Essen including Avis, Europcar, Buchbinder and Enterprise, allowing us to offer convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city, such as the Essen Rail Station. Use our booking engine to compare rates and find the ideal vehicle for your travel plans. No matter where your plans take you, Auto Europe has your covered. We even offer wonderful rates on one-way car hires, which allow you to pick-up your car hire in Essen and drop-off in another location in the city or throughout Germany.

    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Essen

    Over our 60 years of car hire experience, Auto Europe has established unique relationships with the top suppliers in the industry. These relationships allow us to offer our clients exceptional value and the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry. In Essen, we work with suppliers such as Avis, Europcar, Buchbinder and Enterprise at our convenient locations across the city, including the Essen Rail Station. From luxury hires to passenger vans to standard car hires, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle for your travel plans. Compare rates from our top car hire suppliers in Germany and no matter where the roads take you, Auto Europe will be there for your travel needs.

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    Popular Questions About Car Hire in Essen

    Can I hire a car with a debit card in Essen?

    While the majority of suppliers require a credit car for car hire insurance, Auto Europe does work with a selection of suppliers that allow travellers to hire a car with alternative payment methods such as a debit card. For more information on which suppliers offer this option, contact one of our reservation specialists toll free at 1300-656-601.

    Is zero deductible car hire insurance available in Germany?

    In most countries zero deductible insurance is available and Auto Europe offers fantastic rates on this zero excess coverage. In fact, our rates are often more affordable than buying basic insurance directly from the supplier countre at the time of pick-up.

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    Exploring Essen with a Car Hire

    To get a great view of the city and see how the emphasis on the great outdoors has overtaken the mining industry, head to Essen City Hall, located in the heart of the city. Drive your car hire into the centre of town, and visit the building, which is the largest city hall in all of Germany, standing at over 100 metres tall. The observation deck on the 22nd floor will give you amazing panoramic views of Essen and the surrounding area and is particularly worth a visit in spring and summer when the landscape is made up of rich shades of green.

    A quick drive from city hall in your hire car, you can visit some of Essen's well known historical buildings. The Munster Cathedral was built in the 14th century, and apart from its grand architecture also houses a magnificent collection of antiques and works of art. Particularly worth a mention is the world's oldest intact statue of Madonna, which is over 1000 years old. Not far from here is another important religious site, the Alte Synagogue. Although not quite as ancient as other historical buildings in Europe, this is one of the few synagogues that survived WWII relatively undamaged, and with a capacity of over 1,400 people is an impressive sight in itself.

    To get an insight into the history of industry in the area, and the role it played in the growth of the city, jump in your car hire and head northeast from the city centre to the Zollverein, which was until recent years, a major coal mine. Tours will take you through the complex, which was once the largest coal mine in Europe, producing millions of tonnes of coal each year. Within the complex, you can also visit the famous Red Dot Design Centre, home to a collection of items and products which have won Red Dot Design Awards. The awards are given for innovative and forward-thinking designs, perfectly at home in a city with an emphasis on the future such as Essen.

    Once you have seen some of the sights and historical buildings in Essen, its time to relax and unwind in the great outdoors for which the area is famous. A short drive south west of the city in your car hire, lies Grugapark, one of the largest recreational parks in all of Europe. Flower gardens, tropical and alpine plant houses and an immaculate Japanese garden are just some of the features of the park, which is the perfect place for a scenic walk, bike ride or picnic. Further south of the city, you can also visit Lake Baldev, a huge lake created by damming the Ruhr River in the 1930s. The lake is a popular spot for boating and canoeing, and the surrounding forests are ideal for bushwalking and hiking also, perfect for lovers of nature and the outdoors.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Essen

    • City to Airport (11km)
    • Essen to Duisburg (23km)
    • Essen to Dortmund (36km)
    • Essen to Dusseldorf (35km)

    Additional Transportation Services in Essen

    Whether you are planning on an extended road-trip or a leisurely holiday, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle for your travel needs. In addition to offering the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry on traditional car hires, Auto Europe offers exceptional rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more. Use our secure booking engine to compare rates and find the ideal transportation option for your next adventure.

    Luxury Car Hire Essen
    Luxury Car Hire Essen -  For travel in unmatched style and comfort, explore Essen in a luxury car hire. With top models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and mp to Germany. Start comparing rates and take the next step in ore, compare rates to find the ideal vehicle for your trip planning your trip today!
    Van Hire Essen
    Van Hire Essen -  Looking for a unique way to travel in Essen? Consider a motorhome or RV hire in Germany, as this mode of transportation allows you to take to the roads with an unmatched level of freedom and exploration. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch, see for yourself why motorhome hires in Germany are on the rise!
    Motorhome Hire in Essen
    Essen Motorhome Hire -  If you are in need of a vehicle to accommodate your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in between - look no further than a van hire for your time in Essen. With great rates on small, medium and larges van hires, use Auto Europe's booking engine to compare rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.