Heidelberg is a lovely city in western Germany located on the banks of the river Neker. Flowing north from the Black Forest, the Neker meanders through beautiful woodland areas on its way to meeting with the river Rhine. The confluence of these two great rivers is just a short drive west from Heidelberg.
Along with the Neker, Heidelberg lies in the shadows of the picturesque Odenwald Mountains. The mountains are covered by a rich expanse of forest, and a day trip along mountain roads will lead travellers to a variety of scenic hiking routes. The surrounding areas of Heidelberg offer endless possibilities for you to explore, and with an Auto Europe discount car hire in Germany you can be sure you will have the means to do so.
The city is home to Heidelberg University, the oldest academic institution in Germany. Founded in 1386, the campus spreads across much of the city. Part of the university can be explored in the city's old town, but much of it lies situated in Neuenheimer Field on the outskirts of town.
Heidelberg has long been known as the cradle of Romanticism in Germany, and in no place is this more apparent than in the grand Heidelberg Castle. Partially destroyed by a lightning bolt in 1764, the ruined elements of the castle only add to its mystique. The castle is one of Germany's most popular destinations and was a favourite site of American writer Mark Twain during his travels abroad. Its observation terraces offer a particularly striking view, and tours are available daily. Auto Europe can meet all your travelling needs with discount rental cars in Heidelberg.
A highlight of the campus' many lovely buildings is the University Library, which houses over three million books, and a vast collection of other media. Completed in 1905, the library is constructed of ornate red sandstone and combines classical architecture with elements of Art Nouveau. The sprawling campus is full of hidden nooks and crannies to explore, so let an Auto Europe car hire give you the freedom to do so at your own pace. Auto Europe has discount hires available in Heidelberg to help you make the most of your visit. And with the guaranteed lowest prices in Heidelberg, you know you're getting a good deal.
With Auto Europe, a car hire in Germany is both easy and affordable. You can pick up your rental car from several Heidelberg depots located in both airports and cities. Book your car hire in Heidelberg 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.