Car hire in Nuremberg
Hiring a car in Nuremberg
Bavaria's second city has an identity that is deeply rooted in history and culture, having helped shaped the current landscape of a country that once had a difficult and divided past. It is for this reason that many visitors see Nuremberg as a typically German city.
The city's historic half-timbered houses and gothic churches, as well as a wide range of breweries and beer gardens, all help to make Nuremberg a cultural delight that has something on offer for everyone.
Having held many of the Nazi Party rallies during the brutal regime of Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg is best known for embodying how Germany has dealt with one of the darkest periods in European history.
Along with this principle of not shying away from its past, Nuremberg is doing its best to set itself up as being a “city of peace and of human rights“.
What you need to know
With a population of just over 500,000, Nuremberg is not as heavily built up as other cities in Germany, but it nevertheless contains some pretty comprehensive transport links, with local traffic in the area controlled by the biggest dynamic traffic guidance system (Dynamisches Verkehrsleitsystem) in Europe.
Such impressive transport infrastructure means that driving is the best way of getting around. Holiday Autos has a wide array of the best names in car rentals. The usual hassle with sorting out forms waivers and all the other extras is all taken care of, meaning you can just focus on planning your trip. In the unlikely event of any problems, there is even a 24-hour contact centre on hand to help guide you.
Where to pick up your car
Visitors to Nuremberg can hit the ground running as soon as they get off the plane, with car rental facilities available on site at Nuremberg Airport NUE.
Find us at the car rental desk inside the airport terminal and, if you've booked in advance, just pick up your keys and be on your way.
Alternatively, there are pick-up points all over the city, including the main railway station, meaning that your options can be flexible to suit you.
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“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
There are a number of important historical sights across the Nuremberg, meaning that visitors will need to undergo plenty of planning in order to really make the most of their trip. Having a rental car sorted will help to take the stress out of considering how best to get around.
Along with its important historical landmarks, Nuremberg is a city with a rich cultural identity, which will always be easier to appreciate with the added convenience of going around in your own hire car.
Nuremberg just under two hours away from Munich, which with its mixture of traditional beer halls, restaurants, shops, and modern boutiques, is one of the most popular cities in Germany. Should you catch a taste for Bavarian culture this is a must-see destination.
To get to this wonderful city, simply head south on the A9 until you reach the B2R all the way until Munich. The whole journey should take around an hour and 45 minutes.
Alternatively, you can follow the A9 to Neuschwanstein Castle, a famous Bavarian castle that has been made famous through a number of high-profile films, including The Great Escape, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and others.
Nuremberg, like Munich, is close to the Austrian border, which provides a number of exciting opportunities for visitors. For instance, there's the Eagle's Nest mountain-top lodge, which provides some stunning views, was a retreat that was originally built by the Nazis, although Adolf Hitler's fear of heights means he rarely visited the sight.
If the Sound of Music is more your thing, then the Austrian city of Salzburg is certainly worth a visit, having provided the setting for the famous musical.
If you would prefer to stay in Germany, there is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Regensburg, which has been made famous by the fact it is “the only authentically preserved large medieval city in Germany”.
Top attractions to see in Nuremberg
Having the freedom that comes with having your own rental car makes it easier to enjoy everything that Nuremberg has to offer, while also taking the hassle out of planning the best way to get around.
One of the most important sights in the city's Old Town, the city's historic castle was constructed in 1495, although the five-cornered tower was put together in 1050 and is the oldest feature to be built in the city. Go through the castle gate and you can reach the Freiung, where you can enjoy one of the best views in the city.
Nearly four kilometers of the original city wall, which was built between the 13th and 16th century are still standing, along with the city moat, which curiously was never filled with water but still exists in its full width for around two kilometres.
Nazi party rally grounds
If ever there was a city that has become synonymous with the legacy of the brutal Nazi regime, it's Nuremberg. The Nazi Party rally grounds are some of the most historically significant sights in the world. A set of gigantic buildings were constructed as a way of demonstrating the power of Adolf Hitler's brand of national socialism.
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